Is my Kinetico 2030s set up correctly

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Old 09-01-16, 10:39 AM
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Is my Kinetico 2030s set up correctly

Hello,
I just signed up to maybe get some help with my well water.
I just bought a house in upstate NY with a Kinetico 2030s disk #5.
While the water appears soft, it tastes awful.
Can I get some opinions/advice on how to correct it before I call the local Kinetico company to come out and check it.
I've read up on a lot of water quality stuff, but I'm sure it was just enough to make me dangerous.

I had the well water lab tested - no lead, coli forms, nitrates or nitrites.

I used a HD test strip kit for pH, and stuff.

From well / after softener
pH 5 / 7
Alkalinity 40 / 180
Hardness 100 / 0
Chlorine 0 / 0
Iron 0 / 0
Copper 1 / 1

1. I will probably add a taste filter.
I just need advice on a plain carbon filter or an RO system.
(family of 2, so not a lot of water used)

2. There is white residue on the shower walls and fixtures.
Is that because the Alkalinity is too high.

3. There is a lot of sediment/grit coming into the softener pre-filter causing me to clean it out every month. Would a sediment trap filter help this, or is that the purpose of the pre-filter anyway.

Any help is appreciated, Thanks






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Old 09-11-16, 07:59 AM
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Going to start from scratch...

Well tank blew a leak in the side spraying rusty water all over the boiler room wall.

Good thing we were home for the holiday weekend. I can't image what the basement would look like had the pump kept running and we'd gone away for the weekend.

Maybe the bad taste was from the tank going out maybe not we'll see.

Replaced the well pressure tank, installed a sediment trapper before the tank, a new sediment filter before the Kinetico 2030s, and added a whole house carbon filter after the softener.

I'm going to run it for a week or so and retest the water, maybe it will be better.
If not hopefully you folk can suggest some help.

I can't believe I get a cup of grit every two weeks from the well.
Is that normal?
 
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Old 09-18-16, 07:46 AM
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I wanted to close out by saying that I was hoping to get some advice, but it turns out that hours of technical reading is just as good.

It was my well tank that was causing the bad water taste and readings.

After going to my local Kinetico dealer and having the water retested, he said everything is working correctly. He's going to email me the results.
The fact that he didn't try to sell me anything confirms that to me
He was very friendly and helpful with advice.
Best of all, everything was free.
So, I have to give his customer service a big A+
His only recommendation was to retest the water in the spring to see if the neutralizer needs servicing.

With the addition of an under counter carbon filter, the water taste just like my bottled water.
 
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Old 09-18-16, 02:39 PM
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Glad you were able to solve the problem. Kinetico controls their info and part very tightly. This is most likely no one has responded. You have one of a very few dealers that are willing to help instead of trying to sell you something you don't need.
 
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Old 09-18-16, 06:52 PM
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Please don't get me wrong. I'm not complaining about no replies.
Until I bought this house, I never heard of Kinetico or knew how much they controlled their market.
Circumstances dictated my need to learn quickly.
I have learned more about well pump systems and water filtration in the last few weeks than I really care to know
I got quite a few leads from here, so it was a big help.
I now know how to change and set up a well pump & storage tank, replace softener media, neutralizer media, rebuild my Kinetico head (hopefully never), and pump water out of a flooded basement.

Knowledge is power, or as my neighbor said, welcome to the sticks City Boy
 
 

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