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banthony4
02-01-2010, 08:09 PM
I have an old (looks like a Fleck timer valve) water softener system that doesn't seem to be working well - think I need new media and figure its best just to replace the whole thing with a metered system. The question I have is what the risk is in over sizing the system? I have found Fleck 5600 stx on demand systems that look good and the 48,000 grain is only $30 more than the 40,000 grain (calculators say the 40,000 should be adequate). Second question I have is the Vortech tank technology worth another $150?

Akpsdvan
02-01-2010, 08:37 PM
If the media tank and brine tanks are in good shape, upgrade the 5600sxt and new media along with a turbulator.... more resin in same size tank.
Maybe replace the brine float assembly if it is brass with a 2310 plastic..

once done step back and call it good....

Gary Slusser
02-02-2010, 11:57 AM
If the softener has been working well I'd replace the resin and control valve and look at a Clack WS-1 CS. They have more features and are much easier to repair than a Fleck 5600 SXT.

Akpsdvan
02-02-2010, 02:09 PM
And if there is already a 5600 in place with the bypass ,, replacing it with a new 5600SXT will marry right up to the Bypass that is already there and no need to change any of the plumbing.

jimclemmer
03-22-2010, 07:12 PM
hello
I am agree with Gary Slusser I think you need to contact with any reliable plumbing company for repair your water softener system

Regards
Jim clemmer

Gary Slusser
03-23-2010, 02:24 PM
Thanks Jim but from my 23 years of experience in the water treatment industry and 13 years answering peoples questions on the internet, I find that most plumbers don't know water treatment and don't like to 'fix' softeners. Also, he should do this himself as I believe he wants to.

Peter Griffin
03-23-2010, 03:04 PM
hello
I am agree with Gary Slusser I think you need to contact with any reliable plumbing company for repair your water softener system

Regards
Jim clemmer


Excellent advice Jim