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04-18-12, 11:33 AM
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Posted By 350xfire

Iron and Manganese are not issues. The only thing...

Iron and Manganese are not issues. The only thing I am trying to reduce is hardness. I reviewed the lab data and no problems. Water is well water from a municipality.

House has 3 people, 3.5...
04-17-12, 08:01 PM
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Posted By 350xfire

Thanks Bob... I am aware of the air gap and have...

Thanks Bob... I am aware of the air gap and have allowed for one. I am noticing, however, that during backwash the 1/2" drain line can't keep up. Now, I did not add a vent. Should I have a vent? Like...
04-15-12, 06:48 PM
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Views: 1,701
Posted By 350xfire

Staining is usually due to iron and manganese....

Staining is usually due to iron and manganese. Not hardness!
04-15-12, 06:44 PM
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Posted By 350xfire

I think not. It does happen

I think not. It does happen
04-15-12, 05:30 PM
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Posted By 350xfire

Settings help on Fleck 7000SXT

Guys:
After a few months of the softener sitting around and not wanting to pay $1000 for installation, I finally had the guts to do it. My installation involved using 2 shark bites to get from PEX...
04-15-12, 05:20 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,741
Posted By 350xfire

The only issue running carbon filters for the...

The only issue running carbon filters for the whole house is possibility of bacteria growth in your plumbing. If you are taking all the chlorine out, I would recommend once a week, bypassing the...
02-03-12, 10:18 AM
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Pex
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Posted By 350xfire

Pex

Hi guys:
I just got my Fleck 40,000 grain softener and am ready for install. I have Uponor PEX piping in the attic which is what I will need to tap into. It looks like I can do Sharkbites, crip PEX...
01-06-12, 06:12 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,425
Posted By 350xfire

Do an Internet search for greensand filters. You...

Do an Internet search for greensand filters. You should find everything you need to know.
01-05-12, 08:53 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,425
Posted By 350xfire

Your water does not look bad at all and your...

Your water does not look bad at all and your hardness is pretty low. You could also use a greensand filter to get rid of iron and manganese. They also claim to remove hydrogen sulfide.

If the...
12-30-11, 05:51 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 7,343
Posted By 350xfire

Well said "DISTRIBUTOR X" did you know that I can...

Well said "DISTRIBUTOR X" did you know that I can buy 3 Fleck units for the price I got quoted to have one installed??? The fact is most people don't know much about what it takes to install these...
12-30-11, 05:41 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,825
Posted By 350xfire

I am in municipal water treatment and not really...

I am in municipal water treatment and not really sure how home ozonation works but my feeling is that the best and easiest would be chlorination. A chlorine residual in your pipes would prevent...
12-29-11, 01:52 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 7,343
Posted By 350xfire

Chlorination will oxidize iron and cause it to...

Chlorination will oxidize iron and cause it to precipitate out. So it can be used to remove iron with the proper particulate filter after it. Similarly, other oxidizers can be used such as ozone,...
12-29-11, 11:15 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 7,343
Posted By 350xfire

Oops, yes, I should have asked. I am in municipal...

Oops, yes, I should have asked. I am in municipal water treatment where mg/l is used. 27mg/l is pretty soft.
27 GPG is about 450 mg/l which is really hard. Then a softener would certainly help! I...
12-28-11, 05:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,016
Posted By 350xfire

Get a copy of the providers Consumer COnfidence...

Get a copy of the providers Consumer COnfidence Report. It will have all the testing results.
12-28-11, 04:26 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 7,343
Posted By 350xfire

Here is a quick and dirty write up on the...

Here is a quick and dirty write up on the subject:
ProblemWater.com - Iron Removal (http://www.problemwater.com/ir_ironRem.html)
12-28-11, 04:11 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 7,343
Posted By 350xfire

Water softeners are designed to remove...

Water softeners are designed to remove hardness... They claim to remove iron, but I don't believe they are very efficient. Look at a greensand filter if iron is a concern.

Do you know whether the...
12-26-11, 04:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,859
Posted By 350xfire

I agree with the proprietary stuff. I think the...

I agree with the proprietary stuff. I think the Watts Premier is like that. It uses the 1/4 turn cartridges which I don't commonly see on RO systems. I usually see the "Big Blue" type housings. Any...
12-26-11, 03:13 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,859
Posted By 350xfire

Thanks again. Your help has been great. Now I...

Thanks again. Your help has been great. Now I have a question on RO for under the sink (drinking water). I am sure there are well know brands that should be used for quality and parts availability....
12-25-11, 07:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,859
Posted By 350xfire

OK, thanks.. I was calculating it the same except...

OK, thanks.. I was calculating it the same except I used a way more conservative 150 gal per day... So got about 38,000 grains.

One last question, anywhere specific to get the best deal?
12-24-11, 04:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,859
Posted By 350xfire

Thanks for the response. I was thinking the same...

Thanks for the response. I was thinking the same thing. most of the time it's better to buy things comeplete.

Now, I was wondering, 16,000 grains... How did you come up with that? I was thinking I...
12-24-11, 01:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,859
Posted By 350xfire

Water Softener: put together the parts or buy a complete system

So I am moving to Montgomery Tx where the water source is ground water and hardness is 200mg/l. I have been looking at a softening system and will be installing an RO unit under the sink. It looks...
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