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01-30-16, 06:16 AM
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Posted By ogbadboy

Typically you can pull the main piston and brine...

Typically you can pull the main piston and brine pistons and clean and lube them if it's only been 2-3 years. The seal usually don't where out that fast unless you have real higher chlorine levels in...
03-27-15, 05:27 PM
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Views: 3,321
Posted By ogbadboy

The float being too high isn't an issue with most...

The float being too high isn't an issue with most residential softeners. It is actually just there as a backup. The amount of water is determined by the valve itself. The float can be all the way to...
03-25-15, 05:17 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,321
Posted By ogbadboy

Ditto to Akpsdvan post. Start at 3, after a...

Ditto to Akpsdvan post. Start at 3, after a couple of weeks move to 4 and let it go a few more weeks. If you still get soft water then move it to 5. Keep going up until you find that one day you get...
02-22-15, 01:30 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,082
Posted By ogbadboy

Depends. For their 8"FRP tanks they use a pretty...

Depends. For their 8"FRP tanks they use a pretty smaller orifice. 9" or bigger and the hole does start getting pretty big. Most used for what they offer now is the #2. Larger tanks call for the much...
02-21-15, 11:00 PM
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Views: 3,082
Posted By ogbadboy

Remove the DLFC/"backwash restrictor" as you...

Remove the DLFC/"backwash restrictor" as you called it, and force a regen. Skip quickly to step 2 and see if you have brine draw. If you do, then the DLFC is bad. They tend to get soft and will...
02-11-15, 08:20 PM
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Posted By ogbadboy

Soft water won't change your TDSppm reading much...

Soft water won't change your TDSppm reading much if any at all. The process of softening the water is done through "Ion exchange". In that it is exchanging hardness ions for sodium ions(soft)....
01-28-15, 09:02 PM
Replies: 1
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Posted By ogbadboy

Install the softener. Add salt and water to the...

Install the softener. Add salt and water to the brine tank. Let sit for a couple of hours and put through a manual regeneration or 3. MOST of the time all will be O.K. Rare occasions your resins will...
01-12-15, 07:15 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 30,860
Posted By ogbadboy

or the brine piston is worn and letting water...

or the brine piston is worn and letting water through when it shouldn't and over-filling your brine tank.
12-26-14, 06:43 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 72,264
Posted By ogbadboy

Glad it helped. It's not 100%, but I have had...

Glad it helped. It's not 100%, but I have had quite a few people have success doing this.
11-29-14, 08:59 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,157
Posted By ogbadboy

In my experience with the Medalist unit(s) it...

In my experience with the Medalist unit(s) it usually ends up being that the older board has gone bad.

I've sat and replaced every single item one by one and gotten the same result until switching...
10-27-14, 07:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 8,262
Posted By ogbadboy

You should be able to order the parts from just...

You should be able to order the parts from just about any Culligan. Usually about $60+. The other pick is of the brine piston and sleeve and should come in the package with the main piston....
10-26-14, 09:12 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,120
Posted By ogbadboy

Typically when a Culligan with a Power Valve does...

Typically when a Culligan with a Power Valve does all cycles correct(supposedly) except for the brine draw it can be found that it's time for a valve rebuild. Not too expensive or hard to do. It can...
10-15-14, 08:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 10,509
Posted By ogbadboy

Also, if you can, take a picture from up above....

Also, if you can, take a picture from up above. Like an aerial shot down on the top of the unit.

"Soft Minder" indicates a meter. On the left/outlet side of the bypass there is a coupling with a...
10-13-14, 07:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 965
Posted By ogbadboy

How old is the softener? It seems that between...

How old is the softener? It seems that between 4and10 years the internal piston(s) need to be replaced. Basically, it's a "rebuild". Yes, it could be other thing(s) but if in that range then I would...
10-02-14, 09:47 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 981
Posted By ogbadboy

I've only seen them, but haven't any info on...

I've only seen them, but haven't any info on them. The 2 I did see, the customer had removed our rental unit and had the Nuvo installed in place of them. Less than 2 months later we were back out to...
10-02-14, 09:41 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 970
Posted By ogbadboy

You'll need to track down that "friend". Probably...

You'll need to track down that "friend". Probably your best bet or just pony up the $100+ to figure out what it is and how it works.
10-02-14, 09:37 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 795
Posted By ogbadboy

As lawrosa said, run all 3/8". If you can, cut as...

As lawrosa said, run all 3/8". If you can, cut as much of the 1/4" from the fridge so the 3/8" is as close as possible to the actual fridge inlet(s).
09-27-14, 09:42 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,371
Posted By ogbadboy

With most softeners you just get the valve off,...

With most softeners you just get the valve off, dump the old resin and replace with new. Put the valve back on re-install.
09-26-14, 04:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,371
Posted By ogbadboy

Typically, when you lose water pressure through...

Typically, when you lose water pressure through the softener, but have normal or good pressure when in bypass, it means that the resin in bad or going bad. It could be other things, but the most...
08-12-14, 05:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 756
Posted By ogbadboy

Could be from the city, recent filter change or...

Could be from the city, recent filter change or bladder in storage tank is leaking.
08-07-14, 09:47 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,191
Posted By ogbadboy

That stuff CAN get into the valve and cause...

That stuff CAN get into the valve and cause problems. I've only ever seen minor issues though.

If you are getting low flow to the brine tank and filling until the float is activated then I would...
07-24-14, 03:59 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,191
Posted By ogbadboy

I think Culligan DOES use different threads than...

I think Culligan DOES use different threads than all or most others. So a swap to another company's valve isn't possible. I think. Switching between Culligan valves though you just need one that...
07-23-14, 08:20 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,191
Posted By ogbadboy

Switching is very simple. Two clips that hold the...

Switching is very simple. Two clips that hold the valve to the bypass, clip holding the drain line elbow, brine line and 2 screws/bolt mounting the valve to the tank adapter and valve is removed....
07-22-14, 09:41 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,191
Posted By ogbadboy

Shouldn't need any more regenerating than that...

Shouldn't need any more regenerating than that and just sitting that short of a time shouldn't be an issue. I think it's just the design flaw of the Platinum. I have successfully gotten many to work...
07-16-14, 08:29 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,191
Posted By ogbadboy

It happens quite frequently that an o-ring on the...

It happens quite frequently that an o-ring on the brine piston rips or blows out. Personally, I wouldn't change just the o-rings with others that aren't from a new piston kit. IF you can find an...
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