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09-04-10, 12:48 PM
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Posted By Art with Rayne

chev72, It is a K2060 right? Meaning...

chev72,

It is a K2060 right? Meaning there's .7 cubic ft resin per 40" tank - about 25 inches. No underbedding, right Andy? Assuming a very conservative bed expansion of 30%, it leaves about 7...
09-04-10, 12:02 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,008
Posted By Art with Rayne

Andy - perhaps you should try to start servicing...

Andy - perhaps you should try to start servicing your Kinetico units and learn first hand why a prefilter is needed for private well applications. If the resin and mineral tank configuration that...
08-29-10, 08:25 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,008
Posted By Art with Rayne

Perhaps a manganese greensand pretreatment system...

Perhaps a manganese greensand pretreatment system would be better to treat the problem. If sized and set properly, you'll add life to your softener system and can exchange the carbon filter to a...
08-29-10, 08:13 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,264
Posted By Art with Rayne

You won't need hundreds to get your water tested....

You won't need hundreds to get your water tested. A standard field test can be supplied by local water treatment dealers eager to give you a quote on a system. Make sure they give you a written...
08-23-10, 02:04 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 6,855
Posted By Art with Rayne

IF yook for the Water Quality Association gold...

IF yook for the Water Quality Association gold seal certification if it meets calcium reduction (water softening) claims and you'll find it is not certified for that treatment.

IMHO, the system...
08-20-10, 12:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,172
Posted By Art with Rayne

a metered system will always be better than a...

a metered system will always be better than a time clock unit for efficiency. Daily water usage varies with households meaning that on time clock units, you might run out of soft water if you have...
08-20-10, 12:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,210
Posted By Art with Rayne

if you want something without the waste of RO,...

if you want something without the waste of RO, check out this deionization system LINX Water Treatment Systems - Great Taste - Less Waste - Home Drinking water systems and water coolers...
08-17-10, 05:04 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,084
Posted By Art with Rayne

Other than iron, do you have any other water test...

Other than iron, do you have any other water test data?

See if you can get a few quotes and a "contractor price" so you can install yourself and save some money. I offer this to my customers who...
08-17-10, 04:47 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,957
Posted By Art with Rayne

couple questions & answers for you... 1. Is...

couple questions & answers for you...
1. Is the odor both hot & cold water?
2. Is there an aerator & backwashing filter system before the softener?
3. While softeners can run on both types of...
08-16-10, 12:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,074
Posted By Art with Rayne

Since very little was in wriiting for you, I'd...

Since very little was in wriiting for you, I'd suggest getting two additional quotes and having the representative write all the details for you. Haven't heard of a "Charger" system but it might be...
08-13-10, 01:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 6,505
Posted By Art with Rayne

easy to repair but just like Culligan, Kinetico...

easy to repair but just like Culligan, Kinetico has proprietary parts meaning the customer can only get the parts from a dealer, iow "it'll cost you more $"

Most Fleck & Clack valve parts can be...
08-12-10, 05:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,765
Posted By Art with Rayne

what are the water quality test results? perhaps...

what are the water quality test results? perhaps this will give some insight as to the proper programming & treatment you require.
08-12-10, 05:20 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 3,741
Posted By Art with Rayne

If you do a websearch for a GE water treatment...

If you do a websearch for a GE water treatment dealer in your zipcode, they should be able to provide service for that system which uses a autotrol control valve.

Good luck out there.
08-12-10, 01:45 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 44,549
Posted By Art with Rayne

Let's just assume a few things for yoru home in...

Let's just assume a few things for yoru home in Discovery Bay:
1. Municipal water & 1" builder preplumb copper loop in the garage - some are 3/4" CPVC and some are 1 1/4" copper
2. 18 - 24 gpg...
08-08-10, 10:51 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,307
Posted By Art with Rayne

what make is the system? Some have what's...

what make is the system?

Some have what's called a "brine fill first" cycle where it adds the water at the start of the regeneration so you won't need nearly as much. Others don't and need you to...
08-08-10, 10:48 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 38,878
Posted By Art with Rayne

Whether you select a Fleck or Clack valve, at...

Whether you select a Fleck or Clack valve, at least you'll not be held hostage by some of the national dealers who overcharge for their proprietary parts. Most important elements in your selection...
08-07-10, 03:31 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,247
Posted By Art with Rayne

the example with your thumb on the end of a hose...

the example with your thumb on the end of a hose actually illustrates an increase in velocity (by water travelling thru a smaller opening) and a decrease in water pressure. Reference Bernoulli's...
08-07-10, 11:11 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,996
Posted By Art with Rayne

Nobody's mentioned pipe size. That with your...

Nobody's mentioned pipe size. That with your water quality, fixture count, and household size determines the proper sized system.
08-07-10, 11:08 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,247
Posted By Art with Rayne

Going to a larger pipe does not increase pressure...

Going to a larger pipe does not increase pressure - that would require a booster pump. A larger pipe will decrease the rate of pressure drop when using water - as in multiple fixtures. Keep in...
08-07-10, 10:49 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 17,491
Posted By Art with Rayne

Guessing that was a "Bing Stanley" "Tri-Valley...

Guessing that was a "Bing Stanley" "Tri-Valley Water" system. I service a bunch of those here in Northern CA's "Big Valley"

If so, it's a standard Fleck 5600 econominder control valve. My website...
08-07-10, 10:40 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,455
Posted By Art with Rayne

Couple questions... I'm assuming it has not...

Couple questions...
I'm assuming it has not used any salt by your description...
Has the Ionics salesperson conducted a courtesy (as in FREE) follow up to make sure you're satisfied with your...
08-06-10, 10:42 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,691
Posted By Art with Rayne

Kinetico & KCL

Why remove the grid plate?
02-18-07, 12:32 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 3,637
Posted By Art with Rayne

If Culligan is only spending 5 minutes on the...

If Culligan is only spending 5 minutes on the filter service, then they are making a killing off of you. There are 12 steps in servicing the AC30, including sanitizing the system - you can look at...
02-18-07, 12:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 20,790
Posted By Art with Rayne

If the RO is still not functioning after the...

If the RO is still not functioning after the previous steps, check for a plugged post filter and/or for a collapsed membrane. If you do not have softened water feeding the RO, the membrane is the...
09-06-06, 02:53 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,914
Posted By Art with Rayne

fajitaguy, The Clack WS has a protective...

fajitaguy,

The Clack WS has a protective cover option for outdoor installations, too.

Art
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