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10-22-08, 05:46 PM
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Posted By churlish

I think you mean you have air spitting. That can...

I think you mean you have air spitting. That can be caused by an element in a water heater, or the burner of an oil or gas heater, staying on or the Rust Buster filter sucking air when the brine is...
10-22-08, 09:36 AM
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Views: 5,404
Posted By churlish

You measure a tank from the floor to the top of...

You measure a tank from the floor to the top of the tank where the control valve screws into the neck of the tank or is clamped on the tank. If it measures 44" it is a nonstandard size for a 1.0...
10-22-08, 09:24 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,096
Posted By churlish

You can find a number of web sites by searching...

You can find a number of web sites by searching for "Clack WS-1" or "Fleck 5600".
10-21-08, 08:15 PM
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Views: 1,096
Posted By churlish

With your water hardness, a 1.5 cuft (48k) won't...

With your water hardness, a 1.5 cuft (48k) won't give you very good salt and water efficiency. A 2.0 cuft with a Clack WS-1 would be set up for 34k with a salt dose of 10.0 lbs and regenerate on...
10-20-08, 10:01 PM
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Posted By churlish

Then you have a 9" diameter tank and measured up...

Then you have a 9" diameter tank and measured up to the bottom of the tank would probably make it a 48" tall and that usually would make your softener a 1.0 cuft IF you have a polyglass tank.
10-20-08, 10:32 AM
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Posted By churlish

Roger, are you sure it has a 36" (high) mineral...

Roger, are you sure it has a 36" (high) mineral tank?

For Culligan, that is an odd size. See if there is a label on the tank with a model number like 0735 or 735, 844, 948 etc... If say 735, the...
10-20-08, 08:47 AM
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Posted By churlish

The 10' higher is not going to work. Moving it...

The 10' higher is not going to work. Moving it sideways 20-30' maybe but that depends on the brand of control valve on your softener. I suggest to my customers to only put a bag or two into the salt...
10-18-08, 11:08 AM
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Views: 16,120
Posted By churlish

I don't like solution feeders and my customers...

I don't like solution feeders and my customers never liked them either so I don't sell them anymore. They require a lot of babysitting and they constantly are using up the strongest solution first so...
10-18-08, 10:43 AM
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Posted By churlish

Big box store brands usually last 2-5 years and...

Big box store brands usually last 2-5 years and then start to have problems that are expensive to fix.

Your low flow can be caused but the by pass valve or top basket or bottom basket being...
10-16-08, 12:59 PM
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Posted By churlish

It has some additional features that the SE...

It has some additional features that the SE doesn't have but IIRC, for your needs, the mechanical metered 5600 or 2510SE is more than enough. Now if you wanted to be a DIYer, that might change my...
10-16-08, 12:55 PM
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Views: 1,003
Posted By churlish

Not knowing what model control valve you have......

Not knowing what model control valve you have... You probably need a new piston, seals and spacer kit, and a new brine valve might be a good idea too. The one'n only local dealer may or may not tell...
10-16-08, 12:49 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 7,111
Posted By churlish

About 90% of my customers install their own...

About 90% of my customers install their own softener although half of them or more have never soldered before. I send a link to a Windows movie file that runs about 15 minutes and it teaches a person...
10-15-08, 06:01 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 7,111
Posted By churlish

I think you're making a mistake but... then you...

I think you're making a mistake but... then you might want to get the model specific special Fleck tools if you want to fix either one yourself.
10-15-08, 05:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,145
Posted By churlish

Lucky you have an electronic control valve or you...

Lucky you have an electronic control valve or you may not have known it was stuck in a regeneration for much longer than it takes to see an error on the display of an electronic valve.

I feel your...
10-15-08, 09:56 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 13,356
Posted By churlish

And if you read the label on a bottle of Iron...

And if you read the label on a bottle of Iron Out, it says to do what I said or, sprinkle it in the salt.

From the web site you linked to:

WATER SOFTENER
FIRST APPLICATION 1 cup (250 mL)...
10-15-08, 09:47 AM
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Views: 7,111
Posted By churlish

Interesting. I recently read an announcement that...

Interesting. I recently read an announcement that Pentair and GE partnered in some way on something but it wasn't said that GE sold Autotrol or anything else to Pentair. If that's the case, GE Water...
10-14-08, 09:23 PM
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Views: 941
Posted By churlish

You should put it in by pass, it may overflow,...

You should put it in by pass, it may overflow, and check the brine line for lose compression fittings connections or a blocked injector, injector screen or kinked/frozen drain line.
10-14-08, 09:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,145
Posted By churlish

They do not remove anything from water and they...

They do not remove anything from water and they are not a water softener.

Most of the anti scale descaling devices don't do anything you can prove or see but I've seen two leave a powdery film all...
10-14-08, 09:13 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 13,356
Posted By churlish

Until the Iron Out or other products get into the...

Until the Iron Out or other products get into the resin, they do no good at all and will weaken in the salt tank beore they are used.

That's why it's best to mix a 1/4 to 1 cup in a gallon plus of...
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Views: 1,056
Posted By churlish

Over the last 30 years the EPA has twice done...

Over the last 30 years the EPA has twice done research on this subject and says that if there is any change in a tank's operation, it is a slight improvement due the to additional water.

That...
10-11-08, 10:04 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 7,111
Posted By churlish

There's no such thing as continuous and peak gpm...

There's no such thing as continuous and peak gpm flow rates of any type of pipe/tubing unless you adjust the pressure. Without pressure no water flows.

A pipe will flow whatever gpm the pressure...
10-10-08, 07:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,010
Posted By churlish

You may have a cartridge filter loaded up. Or the...

You may have a cartridge filter loaded up. Or the resin or something else in the softener or by-pass valve could be blocked up but... not if the problem persists when you by pass it.

The air...
10-10-08, 07:46 PM
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Views: 3,168
Posted By churlish

I'm glad you got it straightened out and thanks...

I'm glad you got it straightened out and thanks for the follow up.
10-10-08, 07:42 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 7,111
Posted By churlish

Dustbow, no, 2 lbs of salt is not how the reserve...

Dustbow, no, 2 lbs of salt is not how the reserve capacity is covered or calculated.

As to my "sales pitch".... I received the below quotes from a competitor's customer today because they didn't...
10-10-08, 10:38 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 7,111
Posted By churlish

In case others are having a problem with what I...

In case others are having a problem with what I said... "GE owned Autotrol valves" means that GE owns the Autotrol name/company.

And... if there can be anyone else that doesn't understand this......
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