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    I know the history of this is hard to follow... I...

    I know the history of this is hard to follow... I don't have a water softener, never did.

    Here's a summary:

    When I built this house and had the well pump and pressure tank installed the well...
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    The good news is that problem wnt away when they...

    The good news is that problem wnt away when they removed the filter. Now I just need a remedy for the iron.
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    It's an electric water heater. The filter they...

    It's an electric water heater. The filter they installed had some calcite media in it which raised the hardness. I have no idea why they decided to use that. I've had 3 water lab test over the last...
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    Update: The company that installed this iron...

    Update:

    The company that installed this iron filter removed it and gave me a refund. It's been several months since it was removed. No more noisy water heater or calcium buildup in the screens.
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    Ok, Ill post up my raw water test results after...

    Ok, Ill post up my raw water test results after this stuff gets taken out.

    Thanks for the help.
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    It's on the back towards the bottom. I have...

    It's on the back towards the bottom.

    I have not seen anything ccome out of it.



    It is 1" but is several feet away and has 2 elbows.
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    I don't know the difference between a vent tank...

    I don't know the difference between a vent tank and retention tank. The label on the gray tank says it's a retention tank. According to the installer it's purpose is to expose the water to air in...
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    http://home.avvanta.com/~sesmith/pumphouse.jpg

    http://home.avvanta.com/~sesmith/pumphouse.jpg
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    I didn't have a chance to take the pictures last...

    I didn't have a chance to take the pictures last night so I'll have to do it tonight.

    Are you familiar with Langelier saturation index?

    The Langelier Saturation Index (LSI; also called...
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    The filter is on the house side of the pump but...

    The filter is on the house side of the pump but the aerator is not. Starting from the well pump the main line comes into the well house and has an in-line blue plastic aerator installed. From there...
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    Is this snake oil? ...

    Is this snake oil?

    http://www.sfes.com/hydroblend.PDF
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    Gary, The aerator is installed before the...

    Gary,

    The aerator is installed before the pressure tank so I'll have to wait until the iron filter is removed to get more samples.

    I spoke to the chemist at the water lab yesterday. They did...
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    Does this look like iron? ...

    Does this look like iron?

    http://home.avvanta.com/~sesmith/temp/toilet%20tank.jpg
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    Yep, now I'm wondering how much it raised the...

    Yep, now I'm wondering how much it raised the hardness.
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    Unfortunately the crap sticks to the sides of the...

    Unfortunately the crap sticks to the sides of the tank and most of it won't come out when flushed.
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    I was present when the field tests were done,...

    I was present when the field tests were done, both guys were using Hach color wheel kits. Of course I have no idea how the lab tests were handled. But they were sent to 2 different labs with the same...
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    I've had 2 different water specialists out to...

    I've had 2 different water specialists out to test the water in the field. They both used a test kit which had a little packet that was emptied into a test tube. The first one was the guy who...
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    Just got a tester, pH -s 7.6

    Just got a tester, pH -s 7.6
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    I looked at how the recirc system is plumbed and...

    I looked at how the recirc system is plumbed and the return line is connected to the top of the water heater. There aren't any lines connected to the bottom.



    Any recommendations for a water...
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    Here's the results of my water tests. 8/16/06...

    Here's the results of my water tests.

    8/16/06 Test sample taken directly from well pump

    Arsenic - None Detected
    Barium - None Detected
    Cadmium - None Detected
    Chromium - None Detected...
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    I don't like the situation either but until I can...

    I don't like the situation either but until I can figure out what's going in the water heater a filter is needed to keep the calcium particles from plugging up the house plumbing. How large does this...
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    Would something like this work with a pleated...

    Would something like this work with a pleated sediment filter? It's rated for 165 degrees and 20gpm which I'm sure is more than my water heater can put out.
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    I'm not sure why he selected this media. When I...

    I'm not sure why he selected this media. When I questioned him he said it didn't have a high concentration of calcite in the mix and has worked successfully in the past. I currently have the filter...
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    Calcium buildup in water heater

    Hello Everyone, this is my first post here.

    I built a new house that has a private well and moved in about 6 months ago. Right after moving in I noticed the water heater was making sizzling noises...
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