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Turbulator - Why Would Someone Use This Over A Standard Bottom Distributor Basket / Riser Pipe?
Last Updated: 10/24/2017

The Purpose of a Turbulator in your Resin tank:

They help in HIGH IRON ( over 3 ppm ) situations to "stir up" the RESIN BEDS and "help" in the cleaning process.

We sell them, but we do not "USE" them.

I've never been convinced they are worth using,
since I've treated plenty of "High Iron" water without the use of a Turbulator.

And I've had to REMOVE several Turbulators that had "failed" ( flow control ball at the bottom ).

And they should NEVER be used on chlorinated city water ( the ball swells up and blocks ALL backwash flow in the Resin tank ).

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If your Backwash Plug Number ( or DLFC button ) is LARGER than actual Tank Diameter would require, this would mean you have a "Turbulator" installed inside your Resin Tank ( instead of a normal one pipe with Bottom Distributor, like our MD1236 ).
NOTE: It is recommended to increase the Control Valve's backwash flow control rate by 30% when using a Turbulator.
So, an 8" tank might have the # 10 Backwash Plug, and a 9 or 10 inch tank might have the # 12 Backwash Plug installed.

* Fleck valves use DLFC ( drain line flow control ) buttons. The gpm is
sometimes marked near the drain fitting outlet.
See:
Common 2 gpm DLFC Button PN 12087

All these are DIRECTLY based on the Tank Diameter, because the wider the tank, the higher the flow rates need to be for proper washing and rinsing of the media in the tank.

Common Tank Sizes and Amount of Resins Inside

8" x 35" 0.64 cu. ft. ( 20,480 grains )
8" x 44" 0.75 cu. ft. ( 24,000 grains )
9" x 35" 0.75 cu. ft. ( 24,000 grains )
9" x 40" 1.00 cu.ft. ( 32,000 grains )
9" x 48" 1.00 cu. ft. ( 32,000 grains )
10" x 35" 1.00 cu. ft.( 32,000 grains )
10" x 40" 1.00 cu .ft. ( 32,000 grains )
10" x 44" 1.25 cu. ft. ( 40,000 grains )
10" x 54" 1.50 cu. ft. ( 48,000 grains )
12" x 52" 2.00 cu. ft. ( 64,0000 grains )
13" x 54" 2.50 cu. ft. ( 80,000 grains )



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