Need help installing softener

Old 03-14-19, 05:49 PM
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Need help installing softener

No sure where to install my whole house water filter/softener.

I live in California, house built in 2001. I know install would be before water enters the house. Looking at the main line (located between side of house and driveway), there is an isolation valve for the front yard sprinkler.

Initially I thought the split off for the sprinkler was for the front and backyard sprinkler. Turns out, the main line going into the house make its way to the backyard sprinkler line. So my concern is the backyard sprnkler using soften water. This would shorten the life of my softener? Is there another place to install the whole house softener?

Any ideas would help. Thanks in advance.
Old 03-15-19, 05:41 AM
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Generally the softener is installed somewhere inside the home where it is protected from the elements and not sitting ugly outside. I only soften the water for use inside the home. My irrigation and outdoor spigots do not get softened water.

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