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Water softener flooded

ChrisJ
ChrisJ Member Posts: 11,847
So...

If a water softener was in a flood but electrically still works... Is it safe to clean out and load new salt in and fire it up good to go?

Or would it be contaminated on the potable side?
Single pipe quasi-vapor system. Typical operating pressure 0.14 - 0.43 oz. EcoSteam ES-20 Advanced Control for Residential Steam boilers. Rectorseal Steamaster water treatment

Comments

  • Jamie Hall
    Jamie Hall Member Posts: 16,601
    It's not a matter of contamination. No appliance which has been flooded should be used again.
    Br. Jamie, osb
    Building superintendent/caretaker, 7200 sq. ft. historic house museum with dependencies in New England
  • ChrisJ
    ChrisJ Member Posts: 11,847
    It's not a matter of contamination. No appliance which has been flooded should be used again.

    So you don't know?
    Single pipe quasi-vapor system. Typical operating pressure 0.14 - 0.43 oz. EcoSteam ES-20 Advanced Control for Residential Steam boilers. Rectorseal Steamaster water treatment
  • Jamie Hall
    Jamie Hall Member Posts: 16,601
    No, it wouldn't be contaminated inside. There is no potable side as such. Those things are really just a big tank with salt and, in the fancier ones an electrical valve to control the backwash.

    If the electrics didn't go underwater, @ChrisJ , you should be able to use it.
    Br. Jamie, osb
    Building superintendent/caretaker, 7200 sq. ft. historic house museum with dependencies in New England
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