Culligan water softener adjustment needed


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Old 08-25-08, 09:13 PM
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Smile Culligan water softener adjustment needed

Is there a simple solution to making your water softer? Would it be the regeneration cycles and the minutes for each? Or the amount of salt dosage? Or the hardness level? Or the number of gallons to use in between each regen?

I have a 9" Culligan Gold Series probably about 5 years old. I live in northeastern Indiana if that info is needed for the hardness level.

Please any help would be appreciated for adjusting my settings.

The unit appears to be working fine...just not very soft water.

Thanks,

Mike
 
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Old 08-25-08, 09:45 PM
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Softeners are based on capicity of hardness removal. Commonly, 1 cubic foot of resin will have 30,000 grains of removal capicity provided you use 15 lbs of salt. A more efficient setting is to use 8 lbs. and yeilding 20,000 grains.

grains salt regens total total salt
30,000 15 2 60,000 30
20,000 8 3 60,000 24

Now, total capicity divided by hardness equals of water that can pass.
 
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Old 08-26-08, 03:45 PM
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I'm not following your reply....

How do I know how many grains of salt I use? Or what my capacity of hardness?

Do I need to get some information?

Thanks......Mike
 
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Old 08-26-08, 05:32 PM
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I would set the salt at 8 pounds. As far as how often it needs to regenerate depend on how hard the water is. Is the unit a timer or metered? How hard is the water?
 
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I went to a website to determine the calculation of my water hardness. The total grains per day came out to 6,600.

I'll say I have a timer unit, because my regen cycles have the following times:

1) backwash - 8 mins
2) brine draw - 60 mins
3) fast rinse - 8 mins


My salt dosage is already set at 8 lbs. The hardness level is set at 22 gpg.

So, to make my water soft(er), would I decrease the regeneration interval, in order to regen more often?
 
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Old 08-26-08, 09:38 PM
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Based on those figures, your system should regen every 3 days. The system should maintain 0 grains hardness. If it does not stay soft for the 3 days, regen every 2.
 
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I'm going to monitor this softener for awhile.....

A few more settings I have are:

"# of regens in the last 14 days" - this number is currently at 3.....which is way too low. Sounds like it should be up around 5 - 7.

"regeneration level" - this number seems to vary. Right now it is currently at 71. Multiplying by 10x means it should regen after 710 gallons. Is that right?

Would there be another adjust to regen every 2 to 3 days? Or is it just a matter of decreasing 71 to a smaller number?

Thanks so much for the help!

Mike
 
 

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