Water softner- hot water supply lines

During a recent washing machine replacement, I had a heck of a time taking off the hot water hose from the shut off valve. It was so corroded that the guts of the shut of came out (quarter turn shut off). After a run to turn off main hot supply at water heater and clean up, I noticed that the inside of the hose/shut off piece was so corroded that it would never come off easily.

I then look at all of my hot supply’s and they are all like that near the shut offs. At least green corrosion. I look at at settings on softner and re-read all of the manual for the softener (from what I can tell) and its set up right.

Any thoughts/cures for this? I have not seen on any inspections yet, but none have had a softener. I am going to poll the rest of my neighbors to see what they find. We are in newer subdivision.

How about any suggestions to clients in a report that I might find this happening to?

Thanks all!!

Happy St Patty’s Day!!

Anyone? Beuller? Beuller? Beuller?


We don’t know where you live and water chemistry can vary widely.

Go to your profile and edit it to show your location.

Also pics would help.