Wed 6 May, 2015 08:58 am
Hello, the nut that tightens the brine tank hose to the control valve is cracked on my aqua pure AWS series water softener. I'm trying to find a replacement nut because it leaks air and the brine tank water does not draw out as it should. Any ideas? Thanks.
why not take the nut to a hardware store and replace it?
I guess I can, I wasnt sure if that was a specialty part specific to water softeners. It appears to be either a flare nut or a ferrule nut
Took your advice and after the plumbing guy took 15 minutes browsing through the myriad of adapters, we came up with a brass hose barb connection. The barb end pushed into the hose and the other end was a female end, so we got a 3/8" male to female adapter and it worked like a charm. The original plastic fittings (some kind of ferrule nut with a slip ring thats only designed to go one once and not come off) were poorly designed and made. Upgrading to brass proved to be a much better fitting. I'm not sure how long metal to plastic will last but I suspect many years.