Advice on how to treat water


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Old 02-23-10, 02:55 PM
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Advice on how to treat water

I own a rental house with a domestic well. The tenant says appliances and clothes are getting a yellow stain. I assume that is from the iron. Is there a softener or filter that is low maintenance that will work? Of course I was hoping not to spend a bunch of money on this.

Here are some of the results of a water test:

Iron 1220 ug/l
Manganese 730 ug/l
pH 7.6
total hardness 613 mg/l

I have a detailed test if this is not sufficient.
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Old 02-23-10, 06:30 PM
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With hardness that high, I would think you would want a softener to protect your water using applicances (pipes). Of coarse with a softener, the maintainance is adding salt. If you just want to remove the iron, BIRM (Best Iron Removal Media) is a good choice. It has no maintainance so to speak (no salt).
 
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Old 02-23-10, 08:42 PM
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Thanks for the help.
Do you make recommendations on how to treat water. I have a detailed test I could post.
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Old 02-24-10, 07:51 AM
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Post the test and I can tell you what size and what type you should get.
 
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Old 02-24-10, 02:56 PM
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3 bedroom house with about 20gpm from well.
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Result Units

Total Hardness 613 mg/L
Calcium 117 mg/L
magnesium 78 mg/L
Potassium 1 mg/L
Sodium 136 mg/L
total Cations 18.2 meq/L
Boron 0.4 mg/L
Copper ND ug/L
Iron 1220 ug/L
Manganese 730 ug/L
Zinc 450 ug/L
total Alkalinity 160 mg/L
(as CaCO3)
Hydroxide ND mg/L
Carbonate ND mg/L
Bicarbonate 190 mg/L
Sulfate ND mg/L
Chloride 600 mg/L
Nitrate ND mg/L
Nitrite as N ND mg/L
Fluoride ND mg/L
Total anions 20 meq/L
pH 7.6
Specific Conductance 2110 umhos/cm
Total Dissolved Solids 1300 mg/L
MBAS(foaming agents) ND mg/L
Aggressiveness index 12.3
Langlier Index(20C) 0.4
 
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Old 02-24-10, 04:01 PM
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How many people live in the house? The hardness is very high as well as the iron at 1.22 ppm.
 
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2 people in the house. The well is putting out about 20GPM.
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Old 02-25-10, 07:33 AM
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A 1.5 Cubic Foot softener will work good for the 2 people. You may even want to go with a 2 CF so if other folks move in with more people. I use a Fleck 5600 meter demand system. You should be able to purchase it for around $600.00.
 
 

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