I wanted to share my experience installing a water softener in my home. Prior to installing it, I browsed youtube and googled for information on doing it but to no avail. It took me about 3 hours from start to finish. I took my time because I wanted to make sure all the joints were perfect (watertight). Here are the parts and tools I used to complete the job.
3/4″ copper fittings – .00 each (roughly)
5′ X 3/4″ copper pipe – .50
3/4″ GatorBite male adapter – .00 each (2)
Flux – .50
Solder – .00
Fine Grain Sandpaper