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Old 12-09-2016, 06:41 AM   #15
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So we did not drink the softened water, we put a splitter after the water filters. It is just a Y with valves on both sides. I have a water pitcher and fill it with the water after the filters and before the water softener and I use the water from the pitcher for drinking and cooking.
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Old 12-09-2016, 02:22 PM   #16
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You're not drinking salt water; you rinse the salt off the beads after the soak.
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Old 12-09-2016, 03:39 PM   #17
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Actually you are getting increased sodium just not as sodium chloride (salt)
The water softener takes sodium ions on resin beads and replaces the calcium and magnesium ions in the water. When the beads are 'saturated' with calcium and magnesium you have to regenerate the beads. That's why some people(?) use potassium cloride to regenerate with and the potassium replaces the calcium and magnesium. Potassium better for you than sodium? I don't know. Potassium salt costs a whole heck of a lot more.
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Old 12-10-2016, 08:18 AM   #18
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https://www.verywell.com/is-my-water...essure-1763997

"In general, typical softened water contains about 12.5mg of sodium per 8oz glass. If this water were graded according to the same scale the Food and Drug Administration uses for foods, it would be considered “very low sodium.”
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Hope this pic uploaded properly. I installed a travelsoft softener. I used quality hoses fro the rvwaterfilterstore.com. The travelsoft was chosen because of the valve on the head of the unit and the use of a wye and washer hoses eliminated the need to connect or disconnect hose while regenerating the unit. The unit can also be placed in a bypass mode when desired. Great unit and an onboard install leaves no worry about theft although I'm not one to much worry about that. It was a convenience thing for me. I am a plumber by the way so easy peasy it was hut you should not have. A problem duplicating my efforts.

i too installed mine with permanent valving so i only have to connect a hose to flush it..but am leaning to make a change on that front soon as well
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Those of you who have the Travelsoft, it looks to be user friendly. Where did you purchase it?
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Those of you who have the Travelsoft, it looks to be user friendly. Where did you purchase it?
RV Water Filter Store: Standard Filter Canisters for Whole RV
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I have had a water softener for 3 years now and today went to put the salt in and noticed I have green algae in it. I've disconnected it and waiting for a reply from the manufacturer. It does sit in the direct sunlight in Arizona. Anyone else have or had this problem and how did you take care of it?
If you are using a clear container, you will need to put a dark sock on it, thats what I did took care of the problem.
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Powerboatr, thanks for the info!

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