Recommended replacement =
Replaced old brass shut off float pick up assemblies.
Air check built into the bottom of the assembly.
Requires you have a Brine Well that is inside 3 1/2 " or 4" diameter.
We sell the 4" Brine Well listed below.
Sits in the Brine Well, and is held in place by your tubing connection and gravity.
Nothing needs to be screwed or bolted to the brine tank / brine well for this simple design.NOTE: Shut Off is at the BOTTOM, which may be different than your older version ( which typically were at the top )
and the tubing connection is made at the "top" with included 3/8" Elbow ( AFTER cutting to your required height ).
Clack's 464 Brine Safety Float Pickup Tube comes 35" tall and can replace most old brass type brine shut off assemblies.
Comes with 3/8" Union Elbow ( jf506nsg ).
NOTE: This can be cut down to fit your salt tank.
How far off the bottom should the brine pickup tube go ?
(Touch the bottom if possible, or 1" or so off the bottom at most ).*** Normally touching the bottom, but also okay if slightly above.
Also at what level should the Shut Off Float be placed on the Rod?*** As high as it will go ( about 15 - 16 inches from bottom ).
And the Float ( on the Rod ) is SECURED in place at top and bottom of the float by the black rubber bushings ( grommets ) on the Float Rod.
This position is the 40% - 50% level of a residential size brine tank ( which are 30 - 36 inches tall ), but below any Overflow fitting you might have ( usually installed about the 75 - 80% height level of the brine tank ).
Failure to "secure" the float from the underside can result in the shut off "popping up" prematurely during the Brine Refill cycle.
The Float is held in place by the small black rubber grommets. The bottom one usually requires you slide it up into place.Average Salt Amount Needed and Normal Water Level In Brine Tank
NOTE: Not Recommended for a Kinetico unit due to the constant pressure on the brine line of those systems.