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05-15-08, 06:33 PM
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Posted By justalurker

twelvepole, With respect to you... GregH is...

twelvepole,

With respect to you... GregH is the problem not the solution.

I'll leave it at that.

Adios
05-15-08, 04:37 PM
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Views: 1,252
Posted By justalurker

twelvepole, I was specifically told to "not...

twelvepole,

I was specifically told to "not provide links of any kind" by a moderator.
05-15-08, 12:49 PM
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Views: 1,252
Posted By justalurker

An RO for a fridge/ice maker... absolutely. An RO...

An RO for a fridge/ice maker... absolutely. An RO can provide water to a seperate faucet at the sink AND to a fridge/icemaker at the same time.

There are some considerations... some newer fridges...
05-15-08, 11:29 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,867
Posted By justalurker

Russ, You need to know how to start a thread...

Russ,

You need to know how to start a thread so your question won't get ignored when you hang it on the end of someone else's unrelated thread.

You should get instructions for replacing the...
05-15-08, 11:18 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,247
Posted By justalurker

Then your smartest move is to buy the correctly...

Then your smartest move is to buy the correctly sized hardware that won't break and is backed up by complete documentation and EZ parts availability.

I'm confident that if you look around there is...
05-15-08, 10:52 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,247
Posted By justalurker

Uses soft water to make brine but uses untreated...

Uses soft water to make brine but uses untreated water for rinses. Less desirable with iron.



With less resin volume and a packed bed how often will it regenerate?

On demand softeners are...
05-15-08, 10:07 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,166
Posted By justalurker

No brine line connection to the 6700 control...

No brine line connection to the 6700 control head? That should have resulted in the 6700 sucking air the next time it regenerated and then pumping water on the ground at the end of regeneration when...
05-14-08, 08:46 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,254
Posted By justalurker

There is some latitude in calculating compensated...

There is some latitude in calculating compensated hardness when iron and manganese are involved.

I've seen calculations multiplying iron x2 and x4 also manganese x2 and x4. You already noted and...
05-13-08, 10:22 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,460
Posted By justalurker

Was this a brand new softener or a new softener...

Was this a brand new softener or a new softener to you?

Are you on a well or a water system?



No on can speak to your plumbing from long distance and blind but usually when resin comes out...
05-13-08, 09:24 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,254
Posted By justalurker

No, efficiency is determined by the volume of...

No, efficiency is determined by the volume of resin, hardness (and iron and manganese) removed and the salt dose to regenerate the resin.

More hardness removed per pound of salt per cu ft of resin...
05-12-08, 10:53 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,254
Posted By justalurker

Mike, Kinetico softeners are twin resin tank...

Mike,

Kinetico softeners are twin resin tank units (with a third tank for salt) that provide soft water 24/7 as opposed to the industry standard single resin tank softeners that (usually are set...
05-12-08, 05:19 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,254
Posted By justalurker

Mike, Oops, my math was off... got to get a...

Mike,

Oops, my math was off... got to get a calculator with dem BIG buttons.

I get... 3990gpd hardness to be removed using 80gpd/person x 6 people. That would size a 2 cu ft softener for 7 days...
05-11-08, 11:29 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,254
Posted By justalurker

"I assume the same question gets asked many times...

"I assume the same question gets asked many times because not everyone is trying to filter the same stuff from their water so it would stand to logical reasoning that an answer given for filtering...
05-11-08, 09:20 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,254
Posted By justalurker

Hi Mike, You are not getting the response...

Hi Mike,

You are not getting the response you anticipated to your question. The reason may be that you asked the #1 question that is asked on these forums.

Those who often reply to poster's...
05-10-08, 04:35 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,688
Posted By justalurker

First idea... sticky threads at top of forum: ...

First idea... sticky threads at top of forum:

click here for troubleshooting guides for Sears and similar softeners (http://forum.doityourself.com/showthread.php?t=206047)

Second idea... search...
05-09-08, 05:29 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 26,045
Posted By justalurker

You're welcome... please ship my Chicago dog with...

You're welcome... please ship my Chicago dog with everything to:



Let us know how this works out.
05-09-08, 04:29 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 26,045
Posted By justalurker

5600SE control valves a la carte mail order are...

5600SE control valves a la carte mail order are about $320 but are much more efficient than your timer based valve. Timer based valves went out with flat head engines. The new SE valves will save you...
05-09-08, 04:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,586
Posted By justalurker

Good that you're on top of your water quality and...

Good that you're on top of your water quality and understand life on a well.

Would you kindly share the details of your water conditions?
Hardness, iron, manganese, TDS, PH and the number of...
05-09-08, 11:34 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,681
Posted By justalurker

Too large a softener is not a good thing but a...

Too large a softener is not a good thing but a softener that would be correct for 4 people in a house with two adults, one child, and another child in the plans is fine.

If the TDS is inordinately...
05-09-08, 10:14 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,586
Posted By justalurker

If you posted the details of a comprehensive...

If you posted the details of a comprehensive water test from an independent lab it would be easier to help.

Living on a well is more complicated and requires monitoring that living on a water...
05-09-08, 10:02 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,681
Posted By justalurker

If it were me I'd opt for a properly sized...

If it were me I'd opt for a properly sized softener for the number of people you plan to have in the house. It would be a little larger than you need today but you'd have the correct size softener...
05-09-08, 08:39 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,681
Posted By justalurker

8-9gpm is about what I expected. The big spigot...

8-9gpm is about what I expected. The big spigot on the main line might be slightly higher.

With 9gpm peak SFR you'd need at least a 1.5cu ft softener to prevent hardness leaking though.

With...
05-09-08, 08:34 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,933
Posted By justalurker

Aqua-Pure softeners are often sold through...

Aqua-Pure softeners are often sold through plumbing supply companies and are referred to on their web site as "the choice of professional plumbers". IMO that statement, with respect to real...
05-09-08, 07:45 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 26,045
Posted By justalurker

Could be a failed motor, broken teeth on a gear,...

Could be a failed motor, broken teeth on a gear, or a snapped locater pin. Since we don't know the history of your softener before you moved in let's not blame it.

Fleck control valves have a long...
05-08-08, 08:08 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,501
Posted By justalurker

"No salt" conditioners do not soften water. ...

"No salt" conditioners do not soften water.

You may as well stuff your money in a slot machine.

You'll stand a better chance of getting soft water.
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