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jimy
01-18-2010, 03:48 PM
had a new softner installed today is it normal to have a lower pressure at all the taps? maybe its a first day thing?

Akpsdvan
01-18-2010, 03:49 PM
How low are we talking about?

jimy
01-18-2010, 04:12 PM
1030am today

Akpsdvan
01-18-2010, 04:16 PM
If there is a bypass handle on the softener , change it from service to bypass and check the pressure.

If it is better in bypass that in service, then the system has a problem.

jimy
01-19-2010, 11:27 AM
the installer forgot to open the main valve all the way open. now im about 90% what i had before. is that normal?

Akpsdvan
01-19-2010, 11:32 AM
Check the screens in any facit for sand like items that might have stopped at the screen.

Is the low flow at just one point or at many around the house?

There will be some pressure drop when any thing is put in the water stream..

Gary Slusser
01-19-2010, 08:54 PM
But with a correctly sized softener you should not notice any pressure loss.

Towman
01-23-2010, 12:37 AM
Gary
My whes-40 manual states a 10 psi drop across input to output. Is this just a max or is this normal? Just curious as to your thoughts.
Towman

Gary Slusser
01-23-2010, 01:39 PM
Gary
My whes-40 manual states a 10 psi drop across input to output. Is this just a max or is this normal? Just curious as to your thoughts.
Towman
That is at a certain gpm flow rate. It is the max gpm at that psi loss. Or you could say you will suffer an X psi loss if you use that much gpm. And usually i wouldn't want to run it at that gpm for more than a few minutes or you will start getting hard water through the softener.

Peter Griffin
01-23-2010, 02:06 PM
Gary
My whes-40 manual states a 10 psi drop across input to output. Is this just a max or is this normal? Just curious as to your thoughts.
Towman

The specs. for your unit actually list a 12 psig Pressure Drop at Rated Service Flow