Magnetic Water Conditioner Installation
Installing one of our softeners is very easy and does not require tools (if your water lines are copper or plastic). Place 2 of them 6 to 12 inches apart (if you have room) on the cold water line where it enters the home (before the 1st tee). Below are pictures showing the steps. All our magnetic water treatment assemblies ship with double nuts on the back half - remove the wing nuts.
Pull the back half off and set it at least 8 inches away from the front half. These can jump several inches!
Place front half over the pipe. Note: If your pipe is less than 3/4" in diameter you may need to remove the extra set of nuts.
Then put the back half on, if your pipe is over 3/4" in diameter the 2nd set of nuts will keep the units apart and let you slowly lower the back down to the pipe.
Once the back unit is touching the pipe, use the wing nuts to lock the plates in position - just finger tight. Make sure the pipe is centered between the magnets.
Galvanized Pipe Note:If you have galvanized pipe, you need to replace a 2-3 foot section of it with copper or PVC pipe to mount the devices on. Galvanized pipe will cause the magnetic force to spread along the pipe, so we can't recommend installing our magnetic softeners on it.
Hot Water Tank Booster
One magnetic water softener is installed on the output line of the hot water tank. If both pipes on the top of the tank feel the same temperature, run the hot water at a sink for a minute, now the output line should be very warm. This will regenerate the magnetic conditioning force that has been reduced due to heat and time in the hot water tank. Each (if you have more than 1) hot water tank needs one.
Mini Softener Installation
After The Installation
We recommend that you drain 2 to 3 gallons of water from your tank every 4 weeks until the water runs clear. This may take several months depending on how much scale is built up in your tank. After it runs clear, repeat once every 6 months to 1 year. This is a picture of the bottom of a typical hot water tank. Attach a garden hose to the hose bib (garden hose connector) to drain some water.
Faucets and Showerheads
When the magnetic water softeners have been installed for a week or more, the hard water scale will soften and begin to come out the faucets. You may have tiny pieces begin to gather in the faucet aerators. Simply remove the aerator and flush backwards with water. Showerheads should slowly begin to have increased flow if they had calcium buildup. To the right is a picture showing aerator removal.