Having said that, most experts recommend to have at least 10 ft of piping between both appliances to prevent hot water from migrating backwards into the softener during regeneration which could damage the system. Modern softeners run on electricity. Keep in mind that these figures could be higher if the system is difficult to reach. Also included in the package is a guide on how to install the water softener. The water is softened by running through the resin bed of the water softener tank.
Both salt and non-salt media filtering units cost roughly the same amount.
Cut a piece of copper tubing that length, and solder fittings on the ends. Reverse osmosis systems are among the most expensive. Problems with hard water?