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03-02-05, 10:04 PM
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Posted By Gary Slusser

NO ADVERTISING or SOLICITATION

www.fleckcontrols.com then look for a 6700 manual.

Gary
02-28-05, 08:22 AM
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Posted By Gary Slusser

That's true. Gary xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx...

That's true.

Gary
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Doug Aleshire, Super Moderator 2
Replies: 11
Views: 51,231
Posted By Gary Slusser

You're welcome but now I'd suggest replacing the...

You're welcome but now I'd suggest replacing the foot valve and waiting until the next problem and then go with a submersible pump. Unless your jet pump is not providing the pressure it used to. Or,...
02-17-05, 09:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,339
Posted By Gary Slusser

Very possibly if not probably, your previous...

Very possibly if not probably, your previous water was hard also. Defined as having over 3-4 grains per gallon (gpg) of total hardness. Now watr compaines will do their best to convince their...
02-17-05, 09:06 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,654
Posted By Gary Slusser

All by-pass valves are made for the specific...

All by-pass valves are made for the specific brand of control valve you have and I've never seen one to mate to two different brands. With the exception of some of the big box store sister brands...
02-17-05, 11:48 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 5,450
Posted By Gary Slusser

Glad to hear that. Thank you for the followup, I...

Glad to hear that. Thank you for the followup, I wish more would do the same.

Gary
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Doug Aleshire, Super Moderator 2
02-17-05, 11:45 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,339
Posted By Gary Slusser

Yes get a water analysis done before you do...

Yes get a water analysis done before you do anything; the vast majority of equipment you might need does not need a prefilter.

More than likely the rocks are hard water scale and the sediment is...
02-17-05, 11:36 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 4,499
Posted By Gary Slusser

Yes that's one place. I've rebuilt a fair number...

Yes that's one place. I've rebuilt a fair number of Fleck valves and the 5600 specifically, and I've had trouble 'with' the tools! The brine valve can be replaced easily but the piston seals and...
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Views: 51,231
Posted By Gary Slusser

If the pump is 32 years old, that's why the...

If the pump is 32 years old, that's why the plumber suggested replacing it, and a submersiible is a much better choice than any type jet pump. If true then I agree with the plumber since you have to...
02-16-05, 09:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,041
Posted By Gary Slusser

No, removing chlorine on a whole house basis...

No, removing chlorine on a whole house basis isn't the right choice. Removing it with showerhead and a drinking water filter is but. it's not the chlorine as much as any chlorine disinfection...
02-16-05, 09:11 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 4,499
Posted By Gary Slusser

Sorry but the problem is either the seals and...

Sorry but the problem is either the seals and spacers and/or the brine valve sticking. Yes it will damage andor burn out the motor. The seals and spacers can't be replaced without Fleck's valve...
02-16-05, 08:58 PM
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Views: 2,600
Posted By Gary Slusser

It's rather simple to do and shouldnt take more...

It's rather simple to do and shouldnt take more than an hour total. You simply cut out the softener's by-pass valve and put the two lines together.

Gary
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02-16-05, 08:55 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 7,639
Posted By Gary Slusser

IMO you need to tell them both to come get their...

IMO you need to tell them both to come get their equipment and start new; unless there's a typo in your 695 mg/l of iron. Should that be 6.95 possibly? Either way, their equipment is misapplied and...
02-16-05, 08:40 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,519
Posted By Gary Slusser

The best way is to leave the water shut off valve...

The best way is to leave the water shut off valve there and get a new one or plumb one when you re-install the RO. I don't know of any diagram, this is simple mechanics.

Gary...
02-15-05, 09:09 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,519
Posted By Gary Slusser

Sorry, close up what? The plumbing has to be put...

Sorry, close up what? The plumbing has to be put back together and done right or you could have a serious water danage problem down the road. If you mean the equipment. Don't lay the softener down...
02-15-05, 09:05 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,333
Posted By Gary Slusser

Sitting so long could have damaged the resin....

Sitting so long could have damaged the resin. Pour 3-4 gallons of water into the brine tank and dissolve a 1/3 cup of Iron Out in a gallon of that and then wait at least 2 hrs beofre doing a manual...
02-14-05, 08:20 PM
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Posted By Gary Slusser

If the water heater doesn't have soft water...

If the water heater doesn't have soft water plumbed to it, then the hot water will be hard and when it is mixed wth soft cold water, the result will be hard water. So replumb the water heater with...
02-14-05, 08:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,999
Posted By Gary Slusser

Break it up and get the pieces down in the water,...

Break it up and get the pieces down in the water, they should dissolve. Use them up and then change to solar crystal salt and you won't have this problem again. :)

Gary
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02-14-05, 07:55 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,397
Posted By Gary Slusser

You need to look for the regeneration schedule,...

You need to look for the regeneration schedule, pins pushed/pulled in or out on numbers like 1-6 or 7 or 12, and change them to say every 6 days and see if you still have soft water by the day it...
02-14-05, 07:51 PM
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Views: 2,223
Posted By Gary Slusser

It isn't sucking brine and then it adds back the...

It isn't sucking brine and then it adds back the water it was to have used. Eventually it might overflow onto the flow.

Check the manual and clean the eductor/injector, it's screen etc. If it...
02-14-05, 07:48 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 799
Posted By Gary Slusser

It shouldn't hurt anything. Gary ...

It shouldn't hurt anything.

Gary
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Doug Aleshire, Super Moderator 2
02-14-05, 09:09 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,999
Posted By Gary Slusser

You had the pellet part right so go easy on...

You had the pellet part right so go easy on yourself. :)

Keep dry salt up out of the water and you're fine or, keep the salt about 18" deep. I am not a fan of filling a salt tank and only...
02-14-05, 09:02 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,197
Posted By Gary Slusser

What you are thinking of doing is doable but......

What you are thinking of doing is doable but... you'll spend 2/3rds of a new softener adn a 17 year old has basically earned retirement. You also have a 13/16" distributor tube and no safety brine...
02-14-05, 08:25 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 23,857
Posted By Gary Slusser

Your control has a brine valve on the left side...

Your control has a brine valve on the left side rear and it only allows water through when the stem is pushed in by the cam lobe on the motor shaft that drives the piston. If you have water running...
02-14-05, 08:09 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,465
Posted By Gary Slusser

Shocking a well can cause many problems with drop...

Shocking a well can cause many problems with drop pipe, pumps, cable, casing and water quality; all can be pricey to fix and some of the water quality problems can not be fixed very easily. Also,...
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