Water softener sizing and system selection?
Hello, I've been utilizing this site for various plumbing projects around the house and now its time to take care of my water softening, filtering needs. Thanks in advance...
I recently re-piped my home with 1" copper from my meter to the drop at the rear of the house where it reduces to 3/4" before the tankless water heater to feed the entire system.
San Dimas, CA on city water (home of Bill & Ted)
Currently just my wife and myself with hope of kids in near future, one to two showers each per day. I'm basing the system on 75 gallons used per person per day.
-3 bedroom, 2 full baths
-2 showers with almost no use of the tubs no body sprays.
-dishwasher and washing machine
70 PSI pressure measured at house bib at house shutoff valve.
Water measurements from water company
*Hardness 3.5-21 measured with 12g/gal average, I measured 19-20g/gal from 3 home tests using Hach 5-B
*Magnesium 7.4-34mg/L measured with 20mg/L average
*pH 7.6-8.8 measured with 7.9pH average
*TDS 190-550mg/L with 370mg/L average
*Chlorine 1.6mg/L average
*Iron 0.0 detected
online calculators suggest that I use a 32k grain system
I plan on purchased a Fleck 5600SXT, sticking with just the basics in resin to keep it simple
I was thinking of using an R/O for drinking water at the kitchen sink, but not sure if it is needed. Also, the way everything is plumbed, I would be sending softened water to the refrigerator which only has a simple filter. Do I need to re-route plumbing to change this?
Thanks... Please let me know what other info is needed, so I can pick the right piece of equipment.