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How Do I Install A Carbon Backwash Filter and a Water Softener In Series?

A common question we often get is how to install an auto-backwash carbon filter and a water softener.  Carbon filters remove chlorine,  tastes, odors and sediment and are self cleaning.   Carbon backwash filters installed in front of water softeners or no-salt water conditioners make a great combination.

The carbon filter is installed prior to the water softener.  This extends the life of the softener by removing chlorine prior to the softener and makes for great clean water through out the home.

Carbon filter and Water softener shown on a well system with pressure tank. For city water applications, the pre-filter may not be necessary if the water is clean and free of sediment
Carbon filter and Water softener shown on a well system with pressure tank. For city water applications, the pre-filter may not be necessary if the water is clean and free of sediment

 

filter and softener installed in garage
filter and softener installed in garage

 

7000-SXT systems come with bypasses, so you can bypass each system individually as needed.  You can simply connect the output of the carbon filter to the input of the softener, either by using a short length of PVC, a stainless steel flex line, PEX piping.

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Also see these installation guides for more information:

Carbon Backwash Filter Installation Guide 7000

Water Softener 7000 Installation Guide

 

 

 

 

 

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2 thoughts on “How Do I Install A Carbon Backwash Filter and a Water Softener In Series?”

  1. Hi, Matt.

    A hose bib is where a faucet or hose can be attached to your piping – basically it is a tap from which water can be drawn. We recommend a hose bib before and after your system to allow for testing of your water quality. It is also convenient to have a hose bib and then a valve after your system, as this will allow you to shut off water to the house and run water from the hose bib in order to flush the system. This is particularly useful after adding new filter media or upon initial start-up.

    Hope that answers your question!

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