View Full Version : Maximum time between regens with clear water iron
12-29-2009, 08:47 PM
Is there a recomended maximum time between regens when clear water iron is present? I have 20gpg hardness with 2ppm iron.
12-29-2009, 09:03 PM
How many people in the house.
Size of unit that is in question.
12-29-2009, 09:18 PM
12-29-2009, 09:22 PM
If it is a control working with a day clock, going every x number of days, and using 60 gallons per person per day.
I would set the unit at every 6 days, if you are using 9-12lbs per cleaning.
If you have it at 6-8lbs, then every 4 days.
That is what I would be setting one of my customers at. If it was running on gallons, then 800gallons.
12-29-2009, 09:33 PM
If it is a flow based control with a max days between recharges, then should I let the flow control trigger the regen with no max days between recharges?
In other words, is it better to have a maximum number of days between recharges enabled when clear water iron is present to prevent possible long term fouling of the resin?
12-29-2009, 09:38 PM
What control are we working with?
What brand is this unit?
12-30-2009, 08:34 AM
You should be looking at a 1.5 cuft instead of a 1.0 cuft. Otherwise your salt efficiency for your 27k of regenerated capacity is not going to be very good. Plus you pick up 3 more gpm in the constant SFR.
How many bathrooms and any large tubs or two person showers or any body sprays?
12-30-2009, 09:45 AM
That or how many are Teenagers.
Over the long run you are right, the 1.5 cubic has lower salt usage and will do a better flow rate.
12-30-2009, 03:19 PM
it's an ecowater control.
currently using 70-100 gallons per day and recharging appoximatly every 8-9 days. We are well within the SFR for this unit.
With 2ppm iron should I be using the calendar override to force a recharge sooner to help preserve the life of the resin from excessive iron oxidization?
I intend to run a resin cleaning 2-3 times a year.
12-30-2009, 08:19 PM
If you set the day override for 8 or 9 days, and still have the meter counting to take over if you have a larger number of people in the house, that should work.
What is the water temp coming out of the well and into the house?