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01-27-08, 10:26 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,373
Posted By mabulok

Have you thought of getting your essential...

Have you thought of getting your essential minerals from, say, a good diet rich in the vitamins and minerals you need? And as for fluoride, that's poison that NOBODY needs in their water, especially...
01-09-08, 07:29 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 6,475
Posted By mabulok

It's not really worth trying to replace only one...

It's not really worth trying to replace only one part. Once you're in there, replace any and all consumables. Get the kit. And my vote would be for the nozzle and venturi seal causing your problem....
01-08-08, 10:20 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 5,346
Posted By mabulok

Not necessary to bash me too. I was agreeing with...

Not necessary to bash me too. I was agreeing with you.
01-08-08, 10:01 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 40,757
Posted By mabulok

You can get a replacement 18" round brine grid...

You can get a replacement 18" round brine grid with legs here
http://ohiopurewater.com/shop/customer/product.php?productid=384&cat=434&page=1
49 bucks plus shipping. You have to make sure it will...
01-08-08, 08:06 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 7,719
Posted By mabulok

I don't think one can backwash the radon out of...

I don't think one can backwash the radon out of the carbon once it's trapped. But I would think this will make it much more efficient in removal by eliminating channels. But, yes, one more thing to...
01-08-08, 07:57 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 5,346
Posted By mabulok

Just a thought...been in real estate for many...

Just a thought...been in real estate for many years either selling, a Realtor, and now investor. You MUST disclose that this is not working properly, or you will face penalties. Penalties such as a...
01-08-08, 07:48 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 7,719
Posted By mabulok

I'd think you'd want backwashing units since...

I'd think you'd want backwashing units since these will eventually succumb to channeling. Certainly in the first unit, possibly in the second. Just my "layman" opinion. Have you looked into aeration...
12-29-07, 09:18 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 872
Posted By mabulok

I have purchased from ohiopurewater.com, they are...

I have purchased from ohiopurewater.com, they are fair and well-informed.
12-14-07, 01:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,939
Posted By mabulok

Here's what you can do...pull off your valve and...

Here's what you can do...pull off your valve and grab a sample of the resin, placing it in a zippered plastic bag. Then take it to a reputable water treatment place and ask them if it's any good....
12-11-07, 06:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 8,496
Posted By mabulok

Well, since you say you are good at fixing...

Well, since you say you are good at fixing things, it may be repairable. Just depends on your level of confidence, and ability. I have been repairing electronics and mechanical devices for over 15...
11-12-07, 03:48 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 8,788
Posted By mabulok

For the money, you're better off getting a 9x40...

For the money, you're better off getting a 9x40 tank and a mechanical fleck valve which can be converted to backwash only. That's what I've done. Filled with 1cf of carbon. The backwash is really...
11-04-07, 09:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 8,156
Posted By mabulok

Water softeners are placed on the incoming water...

Water softeners are placed on the incoming water supply. The soft water is then supplied to every appliance, faucet, or point of use in the house. Sometimes, an outside hose bib or two are installed...
11-02-07, 02:35 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,206
Posted By mabulok

The short answer is...your softener's rinse cycle...

The short answer is...your softener's rinse cycle isn't doing it's job.
10-30-07, 03:18 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,686
Posted By mabulok

Try tapping the filter wrench with a small rubber...

Try tapping the filter wrench with a small rubber mallet. You can also use a regular hammer, just don't beat the crap out of it. You're only trying to get the thing to budge enough to loosen by hand....
10-28-07, 11:47 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,230
Posted By mabulok

You need to contact your water supplier, to be...

You need to contact your water supplier, to be sure you are getting chlorine and not chloramine in your water. Most municipal water suppliers have switched to chloramine, a combination of chlorine...
10-17-07, 01:11 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,733
Posted By mabulok

You didn't let it run long enough for the tank to...

You didn't let it run long enough for the tank to fill. The system will send water to BOTH the drain, and the tank while it is making filtered water. This is NORMAL. Try letting it run for 3 to 4...
07-26-07, 09:25 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,460
Posted By mabulok

Possible to mix carbon and kdf55

Is it possible to mix carbon and kdf55 in the same tank? What if the backwash flow rate is 5gpm, would this be ok?
07-09-07, 12:42 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 25,756
Posted By mabulok

"It's really interesting that your hot water has...

"It's really interesting that your hot water has no odor, this sounds like an interesting case..."

except that I've had water odor problems where the hot water heater has destroyed whatever...
06-25-07, 09:29 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,642
Posted By mabulok

First, the brine tank fills...to create the...

First, the brine tank fills...to create the brine. Then it gets siphoned into the resin tank by means of a venturi. At any rate, NOTHING should be leaking. Like I said in my earlier post, I'd fix the...
06-20-07, 08:13 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,725
Posted By mabulok

To find out if the dip tube is failing try this:...

To find out if the dip tube is failing try this: taste the softener drain water immediately after the brining begins. It should first be slightly sweet/bitter...but NOT SALTY. Then after a few...
06-13-07, 04:06 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 13,559
Posted By mabulok

The resin cleaner you're talking about actually...

The resin cleaner you're talking about actually removes iron deposits from the resin. Normal regen's clean resin of the solids removed from your hard water. So...if you've got an iron problem in your...
06-13-07, 09:30 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 4,813
Posted By mabulok

I'd check the venturi...that is what functions to...

I'd check the venturi...that is what functions to draw the brine.
06-13-07, 09:25 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,914
Posted By mabulok

What makes you think it still is not working?...

What makes you think it still is not working? Have you tried to initiate a regen? Can you hear water flowing when you do? Does the water in the tank go down? Fill up? Water not soft? And what is...
06-12-07, 08:04 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,764
Posted By mabulok

Practically anything's fixable, just depends on...

Practically anything's fixable, just depends on how far you want to tear into it and how mechanically inclinded you are. Googling star water softener yields a company website complete with detailed...
06-12-07, 07:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,642
Posted By mabulok

Not an expert, but I'd fix the "leak" first. And...

Not an expert, but I'd fix the "leak" first. And then if that doesn't do it, sounds like it could be overfilling in the brine stage. Or possibly leaking from somewhere else. Divide and conquer to...
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