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Adding Carbon to Resin in same Tank - Not Recommended
How much of the carbon do I need to add to resin? * NONE. The small amount that some manufacturers add ( some Rainsoft and most General Ionics ( Purionics ) are two, but there are others ) does
Basic Installation Guide for New Water Softener
Basic Water Softener Installation Guide Fleck 5600 Econominder Autotrol Series 255 Logix 760 *
BIRM - How To Replace / Use in Filter Tank
BIRM is primarily used for reduction of iron that is oxidized.. Requires high flow rate for back washing ( heavy media ) Requires frequent back washing ( to remove oxidized sediments ) Normally
Black water into the house in the morning after it has cycled ( regenerated )
What causes Black or Brown water the morning after system washes it's self? * Black water can be oxidized hydrogen sulfide, or in severe cases, from Iron or Manganese. OR if you have CARBON in th
Carbon replacement - How often should you replace the carbon in a whole house unit?
QUESTION: How often should you replace the carbon in a whole house unit? My tank measures 10" x 54" and the water coming out is clear and odorless. I called one local company and they told me "never"
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.
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
Dirty Brine Tank - Is there a way to clean the softener, and retain or clean the softener beads so they can be saved and reused?
Dirty Brine Tank Customer wrote: I have an old Autotrol 155 Softener system, and noticed that the brine tank is very dirty. The last time I changed the softening beads (approximately two years ago) t
Distributor Failure in Bottom of Resin Tank
A customer has had 2 distributor failures within a relatively short time. This time he thinks he may have lost the majority of his resin. Can you please shed some light on possible causes for distribu
Fleck Valve - Greensand application - Purple Water After Regeneration
Question: When our fleck 2510 Greensand water filter is finished back washing, we have purple water in our lines. It is seems to be functioning properly, our sand level is normal, our brine tank i
How and Why to use Acid Neutralizing Media Calcite and Corosex ( Magnesium Oxide )
If the water's pH is less then neutral ( 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 coppe
How does Hankscraft metered valve compare with the Fleck 5600 or the Hankscraft digital unit in terms of lasting durability
How does Hankscraft metered valve compare with the Fleck 5600 or the Hankscraft digital unit in terms of lasting durability The RESINS does all the "work", so all water softeners are 95% the same in
How To Replace Media ( Carbon, Birm, Greensand, or Calcite ) in Filter Tank
1. Turn off water, unplug control valve from electric outlet, disconnect control valve from water lines, and drain line. 2. Unscrew control valve ( may require two people ) from Tank. 3. Remove contr
Iron Filter, Greensand, MGS, Birm and Issues including Clogged Injector
Iron Filter Frequently Asked Questions There are 3 basic types of "Iron Filters". 1 ) BIRM - This media is back washed only. No regenerant used. Requires oxygen to be in the water. Will not w
Low Pressure Through Softener On Chlorinated Water
Resin Replacement ( When, Why, and How ) When or Why to replace your softening resins. First let me say that is has been my experience that the resins
Low Pressure Through Softener On Well Water
PROBLEM: Our water comes from a well and is not chlorinated. The water pressure is good coming in but no pressure coming out. What is the problem? POSSIBLE CAUSES: 1 ) A filter ( used in 12 inch hous
MediaGuard filter on Distributor Tube can cause pressure loss
Customer found this in his tank when replacing his resin: The unit has what is called "MediaGuard" installed on ( around ) the center distributor pipe. We do not use them or sell them ( of the media
No Pressure Unless the Softener is By Passed
When do the resins in the softener tank need to be changed? 1. The average water softener will not need it's resins replaced in it's life time ( 20 + years ). 2. Water softening resins need
Orange Sand Coming Into House
Orange Sand coming into House Our resin tank appears to have failed. The system filled our house plumbing with an orange sand like material. We close the bypass valve and flushed the system. What shou
Pressure Drop or Flow Rate reductions through a Water Softener / Filter System - Things to Consider
Pressure or Flow Rate Problems # 1 REASON is the RESINS in the water softener need to be changed. . and this is discussed at the end of this article ( and several other places on our website