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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
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
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
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
Media ( Resin, Carbon, Greensand, Calcite, etc ) Getting Up Into the Valve Head - Causes
If Media ( i.e. Resin, Carbon, Greensand, Calcite, etc ) is getting up into the Valve Head, and causing the valve to either "jam" in cycle, or fail to "shut off" flow to Drain ( due the media up in t
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
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
Pump Pressure Low or Cycles OFF and ON ( Well Water )
QUESTION: 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
Pyrolox - How To Replace / Use in Filter Tank
For reduction of iron, manganese, and hydrogen sulfide. Requires high flow rate for back washing ( very heavy media ) Requires frequent back washing ( to remove oxidized sediments ) Will not rem
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
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
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
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 12" require gravel. I want to do this right but I am
Links to Other Websites
Water Related Sites Hard Water and Softening Explained - Treatment Systems for Household Water Supplies Clack Corporation - Drinking H2OSystems, Brine Tanks, Pres
Tank Diameter - How To Measure and Why It Matters
Do you just measure the outer resin tank diameter? * Yes, you measure the fiberglass tank that contains the resins ( or other media ). Do not be "fooled" by plastic decorative "jackets" sometimes pla
Clogged Injector in Iron Filter
Customer writes: Thanks for your help. The problem is described in detail below, but the short version is that I couldn't get the Potassium Permanganate to draw during the regeneration cycle, even af
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"
Stains in Laundry - several possible causes
Even though you have a working water softener ( maybe a separate Greensand Iron Filter ), there are several things that could cause you to still be getting staining. 1) It is critical that your sys
5600 Piston Assembly Types - Softener - Filter - Low Water
Piston Assembly 60102-00, 60102-10, 60102-20 What is the Difference? Technically ( see page 8 and 16-19 in Fleck 5600 service manual ); The color of the Teflon coating of the piston may be Gree