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BWT Compact Metered Water Softener 10Ltr (45059)

Compact, metered water softener removes hardness from incoming water supply. Ideal for installations where space can be an issue. Developed for UK plumbing systems. Suitable for 1 to 4 people.

  • 15mm Fixing Kit Included
  • 1 Year Labour & Parts Manufacturer's Warranty
  • 15mm Fixing Kit Included
  • 1 Year Labour & Parts Manufacturer's Warranty

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£349.99INC VAT

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BWT Compact Metered Water Softener 10Ltr is rated 4.0 out of 5 by 3.
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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fabulous little softener We opted for a smaller water softener due to lack of cupboard space in the kitchen so thought we'd give this one a try and were certainly not disappointed. The quality of the unit is very good, unlike some flimsy plastic ones of a similar price. Being a metered unit means that it's economical to run (It's been installed for around 5 months and we're still on the same bag of salt). We tested the softness of the water following installation (using the supplied kit) and the softness was spot on - despite the hardness of the water in our area. We also have a 3 toilets (WC, ensuite and main bathroom) and even though this is small it is more than adequate to supply water around the house, as well as the dishwasher and washing machines working simultaneously. We didn't install the softener ourselves, rather getting a local water softener company in (who usually supply the £0000 units) and he had no grumbles with any of the fittings etc.
Date published: 2015-11-11
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Early days yet I installed the water softener myself, in an under-stairs cupboard where the incoming water main is located. Installation was straightforward apart from a couple of issues: firstly the 15mm kit contained the wrong valves - inline valves were supplied instead of T-valves and I had to go and purchase a couple of 15mm Tees. Secondly there is a mistake in the installation instructions, where item 9 reads "Check that the Brine Cabinet contains salt and water". I had to telephone the manufacturer's technical helpline and they advised that this is a misprint and in fact the brine cabinet should only contain salt at this stage. My final problem was that this model is designed to work with tablet salt, not block salt, however Screwfix only stock the latter and so that is what I ordered, not knowing at that stage that there is an important difference. The softener itself is not supplied with any salt and Screwfix should probably make this clear in their description, along with advice as to what type of salt is required. My three star ratings for performance and reliability should be ignored, as it is too early to judge these criteria at the moment. I will update this review after using the product for a month or so.
Date published: 2015-10-19
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Easy D.I.Y. install. Website details were accurate. As stated, it is very compact and should fit many under-sink cupboards. It comes with a useful set of connectors and the hardness test kit needed to set it up. Installation was a straightforward D.I.Y. task. Being a metered unit, it should prove more economical than unmetered softeners. Flexible hoses supplied would enable it to be connected and then pushed right back in to its planned location, except that the overflow is conventional rigid overflow pipe. I strongly recommend reading the full online manual in advance of D.I.Y. installation as there are several points to consider:, including the fully loaded weight; the need to check the water pressure before installation; and the positions of the overflow and drain. The great majority of the construction is in plastic, so corrosion should be minimised. I can't comment long term reliability information as yet, and it is noticeable that the manufacturer only offers a 1-year warranty on this model
Date published: 2013-07-26
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Inside the brine cabinet of the BWT water softener there is a block of polystyrene. Is this packing material that should be removed? Or is this to be left within the cabinet?

Asked by: Clergy
Yes this is packing material and should be removed.
Answered by: BWT Product Expert
Date published: 2017-01-18

Can I use this compact softener with a combi boiler

Asked by: Davilyn
Yes, however we recommend that your water softener be 'hard plumbed' using copper tube or flexible high flow hoses.
Answered by: BWT Product Expert
Date published: 2017-01-22

Suitability for 3 bed house

Is this unit big enough for a family house 2 x adults, 2 x children. 3 beds, 2 baths (both with power shower)?
Asked by: MattKM
The BWT Compact 10Litre Metered Water Softener is suitable for up to 4 people but it will also be dependent on the hardness level of your incoming mains water. If it exceeds approximately 300ppm a 14Litre water softener would be more effective to meet your requirements.
Answered by: BWT Product Expert
Date published: 2017-02-07

Fixing kit pipe lengths

How long are the supplied flexible pipes?
Asked by: Peter707R
The inlet and outlet hoses are approximately 1 metre in length. The drain hose is approximately 2 metres.
Answered by: BWT Product Expert
Date published: 2016-10-29

SF10M water softener fixing kit

Is the fixing that is included a full bore (high flow) kit?
Asked by: Stib
No, the softener is supplied with standard flexible inlet and outlet hoses with 3/4" BSP connections.
Answered by: BWT Product Expert
Date published: 2016-12-26
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Specification
Brand BWT
Fixings Supplied Fixings Supplied
Litre Capacity 10 Ltr
Manufacturer Guarantee 1 Year Guarantee
Manufacturer Guarantee 1 Year Manufacturer's Guarantee
Minimum Bar Pressure 1.7 bar
Pack Size 1
Pieces in Pack/Case 1
Pieces in Pack/Case 1
Product Depth 480 mm
Product Height 532 mm
Product Type Compact Metered Water Softener
Product Width 270 mm
Volume 10 Ltr
Water Treatment Product Type Water Softeners

H x W x D: 532 x 270 x 480mm. Low voltage. Max. peak flow rate: 30Ltr/min. Max. continuous flow rate: 25Ltr/min. Basic flow rate at 1bar pressure loss: 10Ltr. Max. pressure: 5bar. Min. pressure: 1.7 bar. Inlet/outlet connections: ¾" BSP. Drain connection tube: ½". Max. softened water at 300ppm: 1280Ltr.

Product contents

Water softener, transformer and 15mm fitting kit (inlet/outlet hoses, inlet/outlet valves and bypass valve).

Downloads

Instruction Manual