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Old 01-07-2015, 12:10 PM   #29513
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Just in case you didn't know Steve, the arrow on top points to where the Y valave goes. The reason for the fine stream is to control the flow so the salt can work better to dissolve the minerals off the beads. Also, if you put in the salt, leaving it for an hour before you start the slow flush, rather than the 5 minutes like the instructions say, works better. It allows the salt to clean off the beads better.
One more thing, doing the back flush every six months is important. Nowhere in the instructions do they tell you how long, they give you a flow rate of 1gpm which is VERY slow. You should flush 1-2 minutes before the regeneration.
Sorry, I may be just stating the obvious to you, but just wanted to share the info. I sure wish I had a bay for my softener and water filter.😮😮😮
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Just in case you didn't know Steve, the arrow on top points to where the Y valave goes. The reason for the fine stream is to control the flow so the salt can work better to dissolve the minerals off the beads. Also, if you put in the salt, leaving it for an hour before you start the slow flush, rather than the 5 minutes like the instructions say, works better. It allows the salt to clean off the beads better.
One more thing, doing the back flush every six months is important. Nowhere in the instructions do they tell you how long, they give you a flow rate of 1gpm which is VERY slow. You should flush 1-2 minutes before the regeneration.
Sorry, I may be just stating the obvious to you, but just wanted to share the info. I sure wish I had a bay for my softener and water filter.😮😮😮
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?
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oy... I can tell when the tylenol wears off... the fever goes up again and I start coughing worse. headed for a nap now that I have caught up on ya'll doings....
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oy... I can tell when the tylenol wears off... the fever goes up again and I start coughing worse. headed for a nap now that I have caught up on ya'll doings....
Marty - the Omms be with you!
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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.
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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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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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