Low Pressure Through Softener On Chlorinated Water|
( 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
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.
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
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
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
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? ( or what we like to call "silky" ).
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
Pump Pressure Low or Cycles OFF and ON ( Well Water )|
The well pump
cycles on and off rapidly.
I changed the pressure switch, same thing. Pressure tank???
Pressure tank doesn't leak any water from air stem.
* Good. If no water
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
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
No Salt Systems for Water Softening|
I see ads for "No Salt" needed water
How do they work without using salt?
1. Many dealers will advertise a no salt water conditioner. Any brand of
water conditioner can be oper
ECO - Friendly Alternative to SALT Softeners|
Is there are ECO-friendly alternative to SALT softeners?
Salt is "natural", and not unfriendly.
Some plants like salty water, but most do not.
Salt is necessary for life
Sears and GE Smartwater - Water Not Soft - Distributor Oring problem and solution|
Sears Kenmore, North Star, Mortons, Ecodyne, Ecopure, Whirlpool, and GE Smartwater softeners use the same clamp to tank valve design since the early 1990s. And on occasion the distributor o-ring, tha
Brine Suction problem with Fleck 5600 or similar Hankscraft Valve|
If your Fleck 5600 ( or similar Hankscraft design) Valve is not drawing ( sucking in ) the salt water from your brine tank, then here is a list of things to check and information about Brine Suction F
Sodium Levels in Water when Softened|
How much sodium is added to the water by the softener?" That depends on the hardness of the original water. This
table shows the additional amount of sodium consumed by drinking one quart ( 4 - 8 oz
Why Gravel is Not Needed in Residential Size Water Softener|
I read your article about how to replace resin.
I am in the process of doing it myself but curious why you do not recommend
that tanks under 13" require gravel.
I want to do this right but I am
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