A couple of questions-- Fleck 7000
I posted over in the wrong forum and have a couple of questions for you.
A brief background:
This past week I had a two-tank carbon filter put in because my well tested positive for pesticides. Two GAC tanks and a pre/post filter. The pre-filter clogged up quickly (three days) and the house lost dramatic pressure.
I had the installer come out but,while nice,he is a real biscuit,and I have pretty much determined that I need a back-washable filter on this new set-up as my well water is pretty heavy with seditment.And I am not going to change filters every three -four days. My well pump needs replacement about every six years due to the quality of water. I am not drilling a new well or heading in that direction either,yet.
My questions now are:
1) Is the FLECK 7000 a good sediment filter...any brands that the folks her like more?
2) Is CHEMSORB a good material for the inside? Does it really do the job for as long as the company says?
3) I have been assured that the soda ash is for the PH and will not be removed by the filters. Does the soda as need the react with the galavanized tank to be effective or ,someday down the line,can I replace that old dinosaur with a modern tank?
My setup is something like this:
-well is 210+" deep. If I recall, a 3/4 Goulds pump in the well.
-I inject soda ash and the water continues to a glavanized holding tank.
-water leaves tank to the new carbon tank set-up.
Thanks in advance.
An update to the situation...
I installed the new backwashable sediment filter but there is a possible issue with the FLECK valve. It may be faulty on the out-flow side and I am getting a new one sent as the unit does not seem to be filtering.
Originally Posted by Gary Slusser
Highly unlikely that there in a clog in the internal tube. The backwashing runs like a top.No issue there,
My new development is:
The color of the sediment and the quantity is very different. From a milk chocolate color to a very DARK chocolate color and the 5 micron pre-filter clogs in several hours now depending on use.
Also,when I ran the backwash (a total of twenty-minutes,full blast) it really puts pressure on the well and my psi,at the end,is so low that I had to recharge my tank with air.
I am not panicking yet...but what would account for the dramatic color change and IF the sediment filter fails to do the job,for whatever reason,what will a new well cost me...? A ballpark figure is fine and it might just be that the pump is going as the symptoms are the same as the last time it failed.
I assume I am bedrock.It is Connecticut after all.
My current well is less than 210' with a 3/4hp pump on a one inch coil.
Can old wells be re-lined or is that worth doing?
I knew that installing "stuff" might lead to expenses and problems but I really do not have the $$ right now for the well guys to do their thing...but it might be I have no choice!