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# 1 FAQ = High Water in Brine Tank - Problem -Softener does not remove the water from my salt tank or overflow
My softener does not remove the water from my salt tank when it regenerates. What should I check? 1. Make sure all the fittings are tight. Also check the tubing going to the sa
Aerator Use and Cleaning Q & A
Hydrogen sulfide is a gas that causes an obnoxious rotten egg odor in your water. Most noticeable when water is first turned on ( because the gas separates from the water and collects in the pipes as
Air Check - Ball seated or dropping early during the BRINE/SLOW RINSE portion on the 155 or 255 Series Valve
Can you clarify whether the air check should be seated or not during the BRINE/SLOW RINSE portion of operation? ** ONLY after sucking out the water from the salt tank, THEN it drops and "seats" t
Air Check inside Brine Tank can becomes Stuck or Water Logged
The Problem as related by Customer: When checking the brine tank valve assembly--even though I already took it apart and cleaned it--I also replaced all brine tubing. When I took out the brine tank
Air in water lines after Softener Regenerates
If you notice AIR in the water lines the morning after your softener has regenerated, AND the brine water level is normal ( meaning the valve has been sucking the water out and refilling properly ), t
Average Salt Amount Needed and Normal Water Level In Brine Tank
The amount of salt needed to properly recharge a water softener is mostly based on the amount of resins being recharged. 3/4 cu.ft. resin = 6 - 9 lbs. 1 cu.ft. resin = 8 - 10 lbs. 1.5 cu.ft resin = 1
Basic Installation Guide for New Water Softener
Basic Water Softener Installation Guide Fleck 5600 Econominder Autotrol Series 255 Logix 760
Brine Tank Assembly - Questions, Answers, Video Link
Connecting New Brine Tank to 3/8" Tubing Customer Writes: I am not sure how to feed the supplied suction/fill line into the brine tank. The lower 90 degree fitting on the side just spins and
Brine Valve Replacement in Salt tank ( with Float Shut Off )
Which Brine Valve for the Salt Tank? We have several "valves" that fit in the brine tank that can be used ( all do similar function ). see: Brass 2300 Shut Off Valve and Plastic 231
Choosing a Resin - What is the Difference
I'm trying to decide what kind of resin to buy. I would like a quality resin but I don't know enough about the manufacturers to know if there IS a better or more efficient resin. * I've not seen any
Choosing a Softener System - Which Brand is Best?
I'm trying to decide what brand / manufacturer of water softener system is best. Who do you recommend? We like any system that uses the Fleck 5600 Econominder Valve. An
Common Water Problems
What types of water problems are common? Hardness in your water. Hardness is dissolved rock and minerals like calcium and magnesium. Water hardness causes scale build-up in your pipes, washing ma
Dishwasher Glassware Etching Cause Explained
My glassware in the dishwasher looks spotty, why? The spotty or etched look is not deposits on the glass. It is the actual glass being "eaten" by the soap used. The detergent ( tri-sodium pho
ECO - Friendly Alternative to SALT Softeners
Is there are ECO-friendly alternative to SALT softeners? *** "ECO-friendly"? Salt is "natural", and not unfriendly. Some plants like salty water, but most do not. Salt is necessary for life
Fittings Measurements Different Then Expected ( 1/4 and 3/8 fittings )
Customers confused by the "Size" of 1/4" fittings because they "Look" to be 3/8" in width. ** This is because the 1/4" female opening is 3/8" across if measured. And the 3/8" female opening would
Frequency of Regeneration - How Often Should Softener Recharge?
There is no simple formula, as there are many "variables" that must be considered when "setting" a water softener valve regeneration frequency. First is the "quality" of the water you are treating
High Water in Brine Tank - Problems and Solutions
My softener does not remove the water from my salt tank when it regenerates. What should I check? 1. Make sure all the fittings are tight. Also check the tubing going to the salt tank for small
How a water softener actually works and why does it feel slimy
How does my water softener actually work? 1. See Water Softener Basics Why does soft water feel slimy or slick in the shower? 1. Water that has been conditioned by a water softener allows so
How and Why to use Acid Neutralizing Media Calcite and Corosex ( Magnesium Oxide )
If the water's pH is less then nuetral ( 7.0 ), then correction is required to prevent the water from corroding the metal in your plumbing. Most common "symptoms" are blue stains from dissolved
How do you determine if you actually need a softener?
* If the water is hard, and most is, then you will benefit from having a water softener on your home. Most people will learn to "deal with" hardness up about 20 grains. Problems caused by hard water a