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02-01-14, 06:53 AM
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Posted By Bob999

Typically water is considered soft with hardness...

Typically water is considered soft with hardness of less than 2 GPG. Most softeners that are properly sized and working well on water they are designed to treat produce water with hardness...
03-29-13, 03:13 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 794
Posted By Bob999

When new mineral is added it is necessary to do...

When new mineral is added it is necessary to do an extended backwash and an extended fast rinse-- both until the water runs clear. Those two steps should have been done by the individual servicing...
03-13-13, 10:32 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,300
Posted By Bob999

There is a flexible PVC pipe made that is sized...

There is a flexible PVC pipe made that is sized the same as standard Schedule 40 PVC pipe. It is commonly used in swimming pool applications. Finding 1" may be difficult but check with swimming...
03-13-13, 02:17 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,300
Posted By Bob999

Do it right or live with the consequences down...

Do it right or live with the consequences down the road.

You need a vacuum relief valve to protect the retention tank in the event of a vacuum developing.

This is the proper part:

Shop Watts...
03-12-13, 03:25 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,328
Posted By Bob999

If you are reading the technical data then...

If you are reading the technical data then presumably you learned that hardness leakage varies inversely with salt dose. Some people notice the increased hardness leakage at low salt doses.

An...
03-12-13, 12:50 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,328
Posted By Bob999

20% is a reasonable average estimate of the...

20% is a reasonable average estimate of the adjustment factor for KCl. But in practice it varies with salt dose and water conditions.

Generally the reserve factor is determined based on average...
03-12-13, 10:52 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,328
Posted By Bob999

There is not a relationship between brine fill...

There is not a relationship between brine fill time and the other factors. If you think about it you will realize that, among other factors, brine fill time depends on the size of the BLFC and that...
03-11-13, 03:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,434
Posted By Bob999

The iron and manganese (not magnesium) could...

The iron and manganese (not magnesium) could cause the stains. Iron generally shows as red/orange and manganese as black or grey.
03-11-13, 03:35 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,328
Posted By Bob999

A 1 cubic foot softener is commonly described as...

A 1 cubic foot softener is commonly described as having a capacity of 32,000 grains. But to get that capacity a salt dose of 18 or more lbs/cubic foot must be used. In practice 15 lbs/cubic foot...
03-11-13, 01:40 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,328
Posted By Bob999

NO. The capacity is variable, up to a...

NO.

The capacity is variable, up to a maximum possible amount determined by the amount of resin. The capacity is determined by the salt dose.

In practice the maximum achievable capacity is...
03-11-13, 01:13 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,300
Posted By Bob999

It is an alternate drain/blow down if you need it...

It is an alternate drain/blow down if you need it at 90 degrees.

As to the piping--if you are using 1 or 1.25" piping the addition of one T won't make much difference.
03-11-13, 01:04 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,328
Posted By Bob999

1. I need to know the capacity setting in the...

1. I need to know the capacity setting in the control--not the amount of resin.
2. I meant to ask for the brine line flow control (BLFC) --not the DLFC.
03-11-13, 10:53 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,328
Posted By Bob999

Correct--From the information you provided I...

Correct--From the information you provided I don't believe additional filtration is necessary. From an economic standpoint it is less expensive to simple replace the softener resin as necessary than...
03-11-13, 09:51 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,328
Posted By Bob999

1. Each ppm of iron equals 5 grains of...

1. Each ppm of iron equals 5 grains of compensated hardness (some say 3 or 4 compensated grains). If I were setting your softener up I would set it at 8 grains.

2. If you don't have a sediment...
03-10-13, 05:24 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,300
Posted By Bob999

The difference in the spin filters is that the...

The difference in the spin filters is that the "sediment trap" as a relatively smaller mesh filter and a lot more space for sediment and sand to accumulate. The other model has a relatively larger...
03-08-13, 05:36 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,300
Posted By Bob999

I don't recommend a sediment filter. Anything of...

I don't recommend a sediment filter. Anything of any size/weight will sink to the bottom of the retention tank and be removed by the periodic "blow down" (draining the tank from the bottom). ...
03-04-13, 03:32 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 19,991
Posted By Bob999

The site you linked does not report on hardness. ...

The site you linked does not report on hardness. I suggest you call your utility and ask about hardness. It is not a regulated constituent of water and not a health concern so apparently your...
03-04-13, 02:37 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,421
Posted By Bob999

Do you have an injection pump for the soda ash? ...

Do you have an injection pump for the soda ash?

It may be that the soda ash injection pump is not working and if you just added soda ash to the solution tank that the concentration is too high so...
02-25-13, 05:21 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,773
Posted By Bob999

Chlorine is the first choice based on public...

Chlorine is the first choice based on public health authorities endorsement of it. That endorsement is based on the judgement that the benefits far outweight any negative factors. Additionally,...
02-24-13, 08:34 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,561
Posted By Bob999

I agree. But I think the cons outweigh the pros....

I agree. But I think the cons outweigh the pros.

Cons include cost, complexity, and more things to fail. An additional con of the traditional bypass is that it creates dead flow areas in the...
02-22-13, 10:18 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 19,991
Posted By Bob999

From the description posted on the AquaPRO site...

From the description posted on the AquaPRO site the unit is bedded with carbon and softener resin.

I don't recommend units that combine carbon and resin because the carbon must be replaced fairly...
02-22-13, 10:07 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,211
Posted By Bob999

Your iron level is extremely high and you...

Your iron level is extremely high and you indicate you have iron bacteria.

How do you know you have iron eating bacteria?

I agree that the first treatment should be a backwashing calcite filter...
02-21-13, 12:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,264
Posted By Bob999

While a properly set up, sized, and maintained...

While a properly set up, sized, and maintained softener may be able to effectively deal with iron at the levels you have it is not an efficient approach. With iron at the level you have a separate...
02-19-13, 11:42 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,026
Posted By Bob999

1. Given the arsenic and nitrates in your water...

1. Given the arsenic and nitrates in your water an R0 system for drinking/cooking water would be desirable.

2. The hardness levels vary widely but it is likely your typical water is hard and...
02-15-13, 10:14 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,680
Posted By Bob999

As lawrosa posted we need your water analysis to...

As lawrosa posted we need your water analysis to include, at a minimum, total hardness, iron, manganese and pH(if a private well). Additionally we need some info on your water usage--number of...
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