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  1. Hello All, I figured I'd close the loop here...

    Hello All,

    I figured I'd close the loop here with an update. It's been almost a year since I had this problem. The check valve isolating my system has worked flawlessly. I ran my outside...
  2. Good points Gary. I wonder if how my piping...

    Good points Gary. I wonder if how my piping coming in is a possible culprit. I thought someone in this thread said that it should be irrigation sprinklers teeing off of the main and the main inlet...
  3. Hi Gary, Sloshing might be the wrong word to...

    Hi Gary,

    Sloshing might be the wrong word to use; maybe stirring. When I was looking at the prefilter as the zones were changing, I could see iron/sediment going back and forth. If I had air...
  4. Hi Terry, Thanks for your reply. I do have a...

    Hi Terry,

    Thanks for your reply. I do have a backflow preventer on my irrigation system. In addition, now I have a backflow preventer/check valve right before my water conditioning system too.
  5. Hello All, Sorry for not getting back quickly....

    Hello All,

    Sorry for not getting back quickly. I wanted to post so everyone could use this as a lessons learned. To recap, I was getting major amounts of iron or dirty water coming out of the...
  6. Hello All, The city came out to clear the...

    Hello All,

    The city came out to clear the inlet line. There wasn't much to what they did; I was expecting some type of equipment to be used in the process. They simply removed the water meter...
  7. I checked my settings and here's what I have: ...

    I checked my settings and here's what I have:

    Step 1 - Backwash - 20 minutes
    Step 2 - Brine/Rinse - 1 minute
    Step 3 - Rapid Rinse - 15 minutes
    Step 4 - Brine Refill - 1 minute

    If I go...
  8. There's 4 people in the house and water usage I...

    There's 4 people in the house and water usage I would say is probably about average for a family of 4 - we have all low pressure heads on the shower, energy efficient washer....etc. We have a 10" X...
  9. Gary, The city states that the water is about...

    Gary,

    The city states that the water is about 18 grain hardness w/ .7-2ppm iron. I have had the water tested and it is about 20 grain w/ 2-2.5 ppm iron. Coming out of my iron filter, I get about...
  10. Hello All, Here's what I found out: 1. I...

    Hello All,

    Here's what I found out:

    1. I ran the sprinklers while I was away for the day. The Iron Filter and Softner were in bypass.

    2. Came home and noticed a little bit of iron in the...
  11. Thanks Wally, will do when I get the valve. ...

    Thanks Wally, will do when I get the valve. Another plumber from another site said that this was code now on new construction to put this in before any water conditioning system. Does that seem...
  12. Hi Gary, Thanks for your explanation. I think...

    Hi Gary,

    Thanks for your explanation. I think I got what you are suggesting. I will bypass BOTH the iron filter and water softner in the morning and see what I have coming through the house when...
  13. The rusty water is coming out of the iron...

    The rusty water is coming out of the iron filter...out of the softner...and out of the house. If I am getting a backflow, the source may even be the water softner, because the particulate filter in...
  14. Good idea...I can see where you're going, but I...

    Good idea...I can see where you're going, but I don't have a bladder tank. I have a big ol' hotwater tank out there though :o)
  15. Do I need to add a holding or extention tank (to...

    Do I need to add a holding or extention tank (to give myself a buffer) if add this to prevent the pressure valve on the water tank from popping
  16. Hi All, Great comments everyone. Here's a...

    Hi All,

    Great comments everyone. Here's a little more detail. The water on the left is what is coming into the house. The water on the right is what is coming out of the iron filter. The...
  17. Iron Filter Spews Iron after Outdoor Sprinklers are ran

    Hello All,

    I have a recently rebedded/refurbished Birm Iron Filter which expells iron and sediment after the outdoor sprinklers are ran. We had the same problem prior to rebedding. The iron filter...
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