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We are installing a water softener system to our entire house. We have two water heaters in the attic and a detached garage. We have a long driveway and the main water inlet comes in on a wall behind our kitchen sink along that driveway. Our question is where do we set up the water softener? In the attic or garage? We've heard garage, but the inlet is not in there at all. If we do the attic, how do we install it to cover both water heaters? Will the cold water be covered too? Any advice is welcomed. Thank you.

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Hi I don't know where you live, but it sounds like you don't have a basement. If that is the case do you get below 32F or 0C out side?


You need to put the softener in a place that doesn't freeze and that is accessable to put your softener salt.

Sound like I would do some piping to bring the water from the inlet to a spot (shed out side or to your garage). I don't know the lenth of pipe that you need to run but that would be a part of my calculation.
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  • tgpettit Jun 04, 2010

    We don't have a basement. It can occasionally get below freezing-- not too often. We have a two story house. As I mentioned the water heaters are in the attic.



    That's a good idea running the pipe. So, I guess you're saying run the pipe from the main inlet which is along the long driveway to the detached garage and install the system in there?



    I guess then the water comes in from the main inlet filters through the pipe and system then flows back into the house-- is that the concept?



    Thank you for your help!

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