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10-19-09, 12:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,814
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Salt-free Soft Water Alternatives

There is only one way to properly "soften" water. You have to physically remove hardness ions from the water.

Ion exchange and nanofiltration (membrane separation) are the only legitimate...
08-01-09, 03:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,093
Posted By greg-cws

Pressure drop is generally influenced by:- ...

Pressure drop is generally influenced by:-

-Bed Depth
The deeper the bed, the greater the pressure drop
-Bed Diameter
Wider beds exhibit less pressure drop
-Media density (interstitial...
07-01-09, 08:05 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,634
Posted By greg-cws

Question I'm really curious about this one... How does the...

I'm really curious about this one... How does the filter know to "wait" to clean?

Logic would dictate that it would attempt to clean with an occluded drain which would result in no water movement,...
07-01-09, 07:53 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,527
Posted By greg-cws

Consult a local professional first

Go to wqa.org and click on "Find a Water Professional"
Look for companies in your area that aren't just WQA members, but also have at least one CWS-I on staff. That will tell you that they have made...
06-08-09, 06:22 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 959
Posted By greg-cws

Rinse, rinse, rinse

If this is merely a chlorine residual issue from a one-time disinfection, extended rinsing will solve the problem. Just be patient and keep rinsing :D

If your municipality has increased their...
06-08-09, 06:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,295
Posted By greg-cws

Get the original high-quality components

Give Rainsoft a call or contact them online.
They have an excellent warranty.

Customer Service - Air Treatment & Water Softener Systems Information (http://www.rainsoft.com/customer-service.cfm)...
05-20-09, 01:19 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 13,437
Posted By greg-cws

The fishy smell is due to release of amine groups...

The fishy smell is due to release of amine groups from the anion resin as it is destroyed by chlorine oxidation.

Chlorine will also destroy the vinyl on regular cation resin decrosslinking it and...
04-28-09, 08:26 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 13,437
Posted By greg-cws

Anion resin as a dechlorinator

Waterexpert, who manufactures the anion resin that system?

What does the manufacturer list as the MAXIMUM allowable free chlorine level that the resin can be exposed to?

What is the mechanism...
02-08-09, 05:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 16,476
Posted By greg-cws

Generic residential control valve types

Of the generic valves, Fleck is by far my favorite.
Our company manufactures residential using many generic valves as well as highly-customized verisons of the Fleck and Erie platforms. I...
01-26-09, 10:11 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 43,720
Posted By greg-cws

Quotable Quotes

When you can measure what you are speaking about, and express it in numbers, you know something about it; but when you cannot measure it, when you cannot express it in numbers, your knowledge of it...
01-25-09, 02:59 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 43,720
Posted By greg-cws

DVGW Standard W 512

The DVGW test I referenced is definitely NOT a softener test.
It tests the effectiveness of a device in preventing adhesion to a heated surface.

DVGW's official title for this test is...
01-20-09, 09:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 6,434
Posted By greg-cws

Backflow prevention

It is definitely a good idea and is no disadvantages to you at all. $200 for a backflow preventer and a thermal expansion tank is a screamingly good deal. This is definitely not a profit-center for...
01-20-09, 07:55 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 43,720
Posted By greg-cws

I wish they would work

I realy and truly wish that someone could develop a credible, viable, legitimate scale control system that is non-intrustive.

I have yet to see one that works as claimed or that is able to pass...
01-20-09, 07:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 6,434
Posted By greg-cws

Backflow prevention

Most progressive municipalities require backflow prevention on all new home construction, most notably the RPZ-style of backflow assemblies. The check valve allows unrestricted flow of water INTO the...
01-17-09, 04:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,705
Posted By greg-cws

Reverse Osmosis System runs water to drain

Sounds normal to me..RO systems "use" water to "make" purified water. For every gallon of purified water produced, a certain ratio of "regular/dirty" water will be used to clean the membrane and...
01-17-09, 04:05 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,401
Posted By greg-cws

Sirius Air to Water System

This company makes air to water systems strictly for Point of Use. They condense humidity from the air, filter it, radiate it with UV and chill for dispensing like a bottleless water cooler.

I...
01-17-09, 03:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,133
Posted By greg-cws

Neutralizer will add Calcium and Magnesium to the water

Neutralizers add hardness to the water.

Sometimes dealers just test the untreated water for hardness and forget to test after the neutralizer to get accurate programming data for the softener.
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01-17-09, 03:52 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,800
Posted By greg-cws

Protect yourself

My personal experience with this particular product has been less than stellar. I've seen no independent third-part testing to validate any of their "softening" claims. If you actually do buy one,...
01-03-09, 07:35 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 9,266
Posted By greg-cws

salt-free systems

AndyC is giving you good advice, you'd be wise to listen to him.

Hard water has two primary negative effects in a home; scale and cleaning power (soap). Cation-based ion exchange softening (sodium...
07-29-08, 10:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 7,396
Posted By greg-cws

Environmentally friendly disinfection

Kudos to you for being conscious about your net environmental impact.

Chlorine bleach (sodium hypochlorite) actually has a minimal environental impact when used in an application like this.
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07-29-08, 06:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 7,396
Posted By greg-cws

Disinfecting a softener

Proper disinfection protocol will not allow any residual disinfectant or byproducts into your home.

Andy's advice is right on the money.


Look at the following link for some further...
07-29-08, 12:24 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,794
Posted By greg-cws

8500 Econominder

The latest iteration of that platform is the Twinflo 100e.
Service & other info is here:-

http://www.pentairwatertreatment.com/en-us/Products/ResidentialControlValves/TwinFlo+100.htm

From my...
07-29-08, 12:20 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 7,396
Posted By greg-cws

pink at the waterline

This pink buildup is usually caused by bacterial contamination. It is most frequently seen in toilets and showers - These are areas where airborne bacteria, mold and fungi are often found in high...
07-26-08, 12:10 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,080
Posted By greg-cws

Resin types and depressurization

Residential softeners will have some form of cation ion exchange resin. The two most common types are:- macroporous and gel. Macro resin is an opaque gray color and gel resin can vary in color from...
07-22-08, 09:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,080
Posted By greg-cws

Water Softener Resin Capacity

On average, gel-based Strong Acid Cation softening resin has a capacity of 32,000 grains per cubic foot, so your 48,000 grain system should have 1.5 ft3 of resin to be within specifications.
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