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I purchased a Model WHES Series water softener and during

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I purchased a Model WHES Series water softener and during hook up, since the water inlet pipe is located on the ground level I flipped the bypass valve upside down to have the connections from the floor to the bottom of the valve instead of the top. I then hooked the inlet side to the in and the outlet side back to the house side feeding the pipes to my home. My question is, if the valve will work correctly this way or do I need to flip the Bypass valve over and reconnect my lines as shown in the Installation Manual.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Plumbing
Expert:  Rick replied 1 year ago.

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It's OK to flip the bypass valve over as long as the inlet and outlet connections are piped properly. You shouldn't have to re-pipe this.