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Old 01-07-2015, 04:35 PM   #29513
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This is the $8.50 kit I put together to recharge my softener without pulling it from the bay... which for me the only reason would be to dump the 2 or 3 cups of water from the system to make room for the salt. Open the small fill cap. Inset the pump line - pump away. Insert the funnel - keep it dry and pour in the salt.
Bought 2 more lbs of salt today just in case the hardness doesn't come down - will hit another lick and give it an hour or so to sit. Thanks for the tip.
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Hello - Herb... where are you hiding Herb... come out come out wherever you are.
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Davedeb1....
This is the $8.50 kit I put together to recharge my softener without pulling it from the bay... which for me the only reason would be to dump the 2 or 3 cups of water from the system to make room for the salt. Open the small fill cap. Inset the pump line - pump away. Insert the funnel - keep it dry and pour in the salt.
Bought 2 more lbs of salt today just in case the hardness doesn't come down - will hit another lick and give it an hour or so to sit. Thanks for the tip.

Nice set up Bro! Easy-peasy!
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Marty - the Omms be with you!

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Nice set up Bro! Easy-peasy!
Thanks Grand Poobah... it will have its own plastic shoe box.
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Thanks Dave. We have about 2 and 1/2 months on the thing now and even after the flush yesterday - the strip reads hard - before it was very hard. Maybe running some more water through it will drop it some - if not will use the longer time you suggestd.

Here that Don... 1 hour - not 5 minutes... we did go a little longer but not much. Knowing how to now will make short order of it next time.

Thanks again Dave. Are you still planning to visit us in a month or so?
Yes we are still planning somewhere around the 5th-7th of march. Getting a yearly service done march 22nd, then should be on the road the 3rd.

One tip I had seen in here was to roll the unit on its side a little, wait a 1/2 hour then do it again. Wait another half hour, then do your slow flush. If you waited 2&1/2 months, its going to take a little longer for the salt to work,and you may have to repeat. One time I didn't flush long enough and yuck! It was salty.
The instruction say to flush when it gets to 3 grains, in Az that is about 2-3 weeks.
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Yes we are still planning somewhere around the 5th-7th of march. Getting a yearly service done march 22nd, then should be on the road the 3rd.

One tip I had seen in here was to roll the unit on its side a little, wait a 1/2 hour then do it again. Wait another half hour, then do your slow flush. If you waited 2&1/2 months, its going to take a little longer for the salt to work,and you may have to repeat. One time I didn't flush long enough and yuck! It was salty.
The instruction say to flush when it gets to 3 grains, in Az that is about 2-3 weeks.

Dave and Steve and Don, I am learning from y'all. Thanks!
Here in Yuma, the water is ugly hard, and my 16K grain unit needs recharge every 2 to 3 weeks. In PA, 2 to 3 months.
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Yowser, it's going to get cold tonight. Low of -14 and a wind chill of -30 or so.

Tempted to leave for Florida earlier than planned but homeland obligations are standing in the way.

We're throwing open the cabinet doors to prevent freezing tonight.
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Yes we are still planning somewhere around the 5th-7th of march. Getting a yearly service done march 22nd, then should be on the road the 3rd.

One tip I had seen in here was to roll the unit on its side a little, wait a 1/2 hour then do it again. Wait another half hour, then do your slow flush. If you waited 2&1/2 months, its going to take a little longer for the salt to work,and you may have to repeat. One time I didn't flush long enough and yuck! It was salty.
The instruction say to flush when it gets to 3 grains, in Az that is about 2-3 weeks.
Thanks Dave - the 2.5 months wasn't all here... only a month here and I was using the strip to check hardness - and when Annie said - no suds in kitchen sink... I was sure it was time. I also have a sanitizer pack I might run through it. Have you tried using this stuff?
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Cold predicted here in central Florida tonight. Supposed to get down to 37, but back up to 60 tomorrow.

Which one of you northerners left the door open? Y'all can keep that stuff up there!
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Yowser, it's going to get cold tonight. Low of -14 and a wind chill of -30 or so.

Tempted to leave for Florida earlier than planned but homeland obligations are standing in the way.

We're throwing open the cabinet doors to prevent freezing tonight.

Yowser, Steve!
You gonna be okay in the MH at that temp? I'd be putting mittens on the tires and a giant hoodie on the windshield!
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Yowser, Steve!
You gonna be okay in the MH at that temp? I'd be putting mittens on the tires and a giant hoodie on the windshield!
We are at our S & B. Our MH is resting in central Florida awaiting our arrival.
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We are at our S & B. Our MH is resting in central Florida awaiting our arrival.

Oh my!
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