To turn the bypass off, simply turn the valve levers into the open position, which is usually vertical. When the bypass is on, this prevents the water softener from using water. This prevents water from being wasted during certain times, such as watering the lawn.Know More
With the bypass on, the water softener cannot perform its function. When the bypass is off, the hard water flows through the salt in the water softener, which removes the calcium and magnesium ions that make the water hard. Hard water contains more minerals than regular, or soft, water. This makes it difficult for soap to dissolve which makes it harder to get things clean, such as hair, clothing and dishes. To ensure the water softener is doing its job, the bypass should be turned on.
An unloader valve works by diverting water flow into a bypass as soon as a trigger gun valve is closed. These two valves work together to create a unique system that directs water into a float tank or a pump inlet. Unloader valves are used to circulate water into the inlet side of a pump, while trigger gun valves control the flow of water.Full Answer >
To fix a leaky outdoor faucet, turn off the water supply, unscrew the faucet handle and spigot, check if the washer lays properly in the spigot, and replace any damaged spigot washer, valve system washer or the valve stem. Turn on the water to check if the repair was successful.Full Answer >
The WOG rating stands for water, oil and gas and indicates the maximum pressure per square inch that the valve can take. Each valve is given a WOG rating, which should not be exceeded.Full Answer >
To shut off the water to your house, find the valve that controls the flow of water into your house, and then turn that valve clockwise until it stops moving. Contact a plumber immediately if you are turning the water off for an emergency leak or pipe burst.Full Answer >