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  1. Renard

    Renard New Member

    I am a householder installing a replacement water softener and would like to get a good water flow through the hoses and connectors.
    Ideally, I would like to use 3/4" hoses with 3/4" elbow (90 degree) threaded connectors that do not reduce the water flow. The only connectors I can find have a small hole - I would like to get full bore flow.
    If not 3/4" hoses, at least 3/4" connectors with full bore that I can fit to the usual washing machine type hoses.
    Please does anyone know where I can get such hoses and / or connectors?
  2. rpm

    rpm Trusted Plumber

    Stick to the MI`s and do what they say.
  3. Renard

    Renard New Member

    Thanks for the advice, but the instructions do not specify any hoses or connectors. They just say connect to water supply. I spoke to their technical bloke who said it is OK to do as I am suggesting, their water softener will take the flow.
  4. Chalked

    Chalked Plumber GSR

  5. Renard

    Renard New Member

    Thanks, Chalked. I did find those hoses during my own Googling (!) but didn't know whether the connectors reduced the flow. Perhaps best if I ring them during office hours.
    I would only need the 900mm hoses. Is £45 really a good price? Seems a helluva lot!
  6. snowhead

    snowhead Well-Known Member

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  7. king of pipes

    king of pipes Trusted Plumber GSR

    Most water softner manufacturers can supply a a high flow kit which softner do you have ?
  8. Renard

    Renard New Member

    I bought it from water2buy. By coincidence they are a supplier of the hoses mentioned by snowhead, which I am going to buy. Many thanks to all for your advice.
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