Did freeze damage new, uninstalled water softener?
January 21, 2012 8:20 PM Subscribe
Is it bad that my uninstalled (new) water softener was exposed to freezing temperatures?
posted by J0 to home & garden (2 answers total)
I've got a Morton Water Softener, unopened, in the box, brand new, sitting in my dried-in and insulated utility room at my unfinished, unheated house (new construction). This is in North-Central Kansas. It has been below freezing quite often in the six weeks the unit has been sitting there (although it has been a mild winter).
My plumber said that he once heard that maybe the freezing temperatures can ruin the resin... My quest for information has been fruitless. I have found stories aplenty of problems with *installed* units as water expands when it freezes, but my unit is (obviously) dry.
So, please, help me, tell me, have I damaged the unit (or maybe just the resin) by my cruel treatment?