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How to Install a Water Softener System

Installing a water softener system is a simple way to cure a home's hard-water problems. Use these step-by-step instructions to complete this DIY project.

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Materials

  • flux
  • solder
  • Teflon tape
  • cable ties
  • compression fittings
  • copper pipes and elbows
  • dielectric union
  • water softener system and instructions
  • 1/2" drain tubing
  • water softener salt

Tools

  • curb key
  • pipe wrenches
  • soldering torch

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