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Question DetailsAsked on 11/28/2015

Cost to remove water softner

Cost to remove outdoor water softner uses salt

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I would guess probably about $200 plus or minus $50 or so by a plumber - of course, if you can dispose of the old parts yourself would cut the plumber cost down to almost certainly a minimum visit charge and maybe at most $25 parts to reconnect the line after the treatment components are removed - ask what he will be charging to haul it away. If he does a lot of water heater and boiler disposals he may not care about a couple more tanks and a bit of piping - a plumber who does not do much ofthat work (hence not making regular trips to the dump or paying for a large weight capacity dumpster) might charge for a trip to the dump at up to $150-200 depending on area.

One other thing to consider - most water softener installation either have a bypass circuit, with shutoff valves and piping that totally bypass the water softener, or a bypass valve built into the top of the tank that allow you to bypass it. Just shutting those off to bypass the system would route the water around it, but does not eliminate the water in the system itself, which would eventually go stagnant and anaerobic - which could both, eventually (after months) result in som eof that terrible smelling and tasting stuff forcing itself past the valves into your system, or the hydrogen gas buildup causing an explosion of the tanks - so do NOT just bypass the system and leave it with water and chemicals sitting in it.

Answered 4 years ago by LCD

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