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Culligan Valve Replacement
Last Updated: 07/03/2018
QUESTION:

I have a Culligan Medalist outdoor water softener Serial # 48151804J23 around 3 1/2 years old plagued with problems. I want to replace the entire mechanism from the tank up. My question is: Can I replace the entire mechanism with a simple mechanical one from the tank up? Are all tanks the same? And which one would you recommend?

ANSWER:

You "should" replace the Tank and the Valve, since both are proprietary in design. Here is my recommendation. *** You need a new Tank ( here is one that holds 1 cu.ft. of resins ),
SEE: TANK - 9 x 48 BLACK POLYGLASS w/BASE ( or other sizes available )

* OR

** Culligan Tank Adapter ( to re-use your TANK with a Standard Brand of control valve ).

**
And you can Re-Use your resins in most cases, SEE: RESIN REPLACEMENT GUIDE

And the brine tank can be used, but you will need some 3/8" O.D. Tubing and this 1/4" female x 3/8" compression fitting, SEE: ELBOW, 1/4 f x 3/8 C FITTING PLASTIC JACO

and I recommend "Lock Leak" to seal the connection, SEE: THREAD SEALANT LOCK LEAK TUBE 39 ML

* For the Valve, I recommend the FLECK 5600 ECONOMINDER WATER SOFTENER VALVE,

and be sure to read the HOW TO REPLACE VALVE GUIDE

You will need to select either a 3/4" or 1" plastic male yoke or the Fleck Stainless Steel By Pass 3/4" or 1" to connect the new Fleck valve to your pipes.

Outdoor installations should also include the optional Valve cover ( must be ordered separately, as most people do not need the cover for their indoor installations ).




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