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M.R.E.

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Posted: 03/06/20 09:42am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

What is the correct way to use a water softner ? A water filter before, after or both.


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Posted: 03/06/20 10:31am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I run the filter before the softener. You really don't want "bits and pieces" going in your softener.

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Posted: 03/06/20 11:49am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

bobsallyh wrote:

I run the filter before the softener. You really don't want "bits and pieces" going in your softener.



YEP^^^^^^

Pressure regulator at spigot/hose bibb......in-line filter(s)....softener....then RV 'city water' inlet

OR...after softener just fill the RV Fresh water tank, secure the CG supply and run off fresh water tank/pump


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Posted: 03/07/20 06:42am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

The water softener is a 10 micron filter, when back flushed, all cought debris is flushed out. In my house I run a 20 micron before, and a 5 micron charcoal after. In the fifth wheel I don't use a filter before, but I do use a 5 micron after. I wind up regenerating my softener every 7-10 days, and back flush it every other time.


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Posted: 03/07/20 03:12pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

As others have stated, you want the filter before the water softener. We have a sediment filter and a charcoal filter before the softener.


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Posted: 03/08/20 09:20pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Agree with filter prior to softner and I like having the pressure regulator plumbed in the wet bay. One less thing to setup upon arrival.


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