Culligan Water Softner


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Old 08-22-04, 06:51 PM
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Culligan Water Softner

Can anyone give me a step by step method of cleaning my resin? Had Culligan to my house last week to check out my softner, it quit working. They came and did nothing but charge me 90.00 bucks to tell me they had to take it to the shop and clean the resin out. Which would cost another 200.00 or better. After reading some of the other post, i see this can be done at home. The unit is app. 20 yrs old would it be worth fixing or should i buy a new one? This one gens. on time not water usage
 
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Old 08-23-04, 07:47 AM
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IMO twenty year old resin should be replaced, maybe that's what they suggested for $200 but that's low from what I know about their pricing. I would suggest replacing the softener due to it being a time clock version, 20 years old and not working at this time. I suggest looking at softeners using the Clack WS-1 or Fleck 7000 control valves and to buy over the internet and install the uint yourself or hire someone to install it. You can save many hundreds of dollars doing that.

If your resin is iron fouled, pour 2-3 gallons of water into the brine tank water. Wait 2-3 hours minimum and then mix a 1/2 cup of Iron Out in a gallon of warm water and pour it into the brine water in the salt tank and with clear water rinse that solutin off any metal. Then do a manual regeneration. You might want to repeat this as soon as possible with as little water use between regenerations as possible. But don't hope for much improvement in 20 year old resin.

Even if you had directions (I've done this many tiems) replacing resin in a Culligan softener is difficult at best. That's due to their tank design with 2 3/4" pipe thread holes to get resin in/out of. If you don't have the tools, you'll be wishing you hadn't started the process. New resin iover the internet and installed by you would cost from $80-$150 depending on the volume needed for your softener.

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Old 08-23-04, 02:20 PM
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Thanks Gary, That's what i was figuring, to old to do any good. But being the tight wad that i am. I always think of the cheap way first. Any recomandations on a decent home unit ?
 
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Old 08-25-04, 10:38 PM
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Yes any properly sized softener using the Clack WS-1 or Fleck 7000 control valves.

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Old 10-21-04, 11:26 AM
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Gary,
Do you have any suggestions for internet site for the Clack or fleck control. valves

Davidd
 
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Old 10-21-04, 09:04 PM
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You should be able to find them by doing a web search although I haven't done one recently.

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Old 08-05-06, 12:07 PM
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WEB Site Fleck 700

I'm having the same problem with my Culligan (Northbrook 8) softner. I would like to find a similar tank but no luck.

This sight may be of help. Price looks reasonable..



http://www.apluswater.net/FLECK%207000.htm
 

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Old 03-27-08, 08:06 PM
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I have a Culligan dealer that I don't trust . I also have a two tank system . The first tank needs re bedded can this be done by Me. Or where can I get the stuff to have my plumber do it?
 
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Old 03-28-08, 09:47 AM
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Originally Posted by mutewife View Post
I have a Culligan dealer that I don't trust . I also have a two tank system . The first tank needs re bedded can this be done by Me. Or where can I get the stuff to have my plumber do it?
Why do you think the resin needs to be replaced?

Softener resin can be purchased locally from most independent water treatment professionals or online with free shipping.

You need to know what type of resin you want, how much of it the size tank you have holds, and whether you have a gravel underbed or not.

Have you considered bringing in a local water treatment pro to re-bed your softener? That would be a much wiser choice than a plumber. There are very few plumbers that seem to understand water treatment beyond selling whatever the local plumbing supply handles and plumbers usually charge more than water treatment pros.

You can DIY but it is not a fun job. I can PM you generic instructions for replacing the media if you like.

It's best to start a new thread when you have a question rather than risk getting ignored by adding to an old thread.
 
 

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