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    For chlorine removal (confirm your municipality...

    For chlorine removal (confirm your municipality uses chlorine, not chloramine which requires Centaur carbon for removal) the service flow rate is much higher than listed. I use a 1.5 cu ft 7000SXT...
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    double post

    double post
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    Best to size the softener for a reasonable...

    Best to size the softener for a reasonable Service Flow Rate (tub and washing machine simultaneously, a reasonable max - not everything at once). This will cause longer times between regenerations...
  4. More likely, yes. But you don't include any...

    More likely, yes. But you don't include any details like distance from the meter on the 1" line, etc, so impossible to say.
  5. Pretty brave burning gas in a cheap Chinese...

    Pretty brave burning gas in a cheap Chinese appliance.
  6. I have been very impressed with the Noritz...

    I have been very impressed with the Noritz NRC1111. Check the specifications, particularly pressure drop vs flow rate. Also, it has a heavier gauge copper heat exchanger.
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    You're better off with two gas heaters in...

    You're better off with two gas heaters in parallel. They have greater capacity and one can properly control the other.
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    Just pointing out the obvious here: something...

    Just pointing out the obvious here: something got you into this situation where there is junk coming out of a brand-new softener fed with iron well water. I recommend you don't lose sight of this...
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    You say you have an in-line replaceable filter...

    You say you have an in-line replaceable filter that is plugging up with iron crud and diminishing flow. This is not an appropriate way to use a softener. When the filter is plugged your softener...
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    It sounds like you need a *real* iron filter and...

    It sounds like you need a *real* iron filter and to clean out your softener.
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    This might be one of those situations where it is...

    This might be one of those situations where it is worth it to go a couple steps further and take it all apart and dump it. My understanding is the heavy iron removal medias if not adequately...
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    All I can add is you may be at or beyond the flow...

    All I can add is you may be at or beyond the flow limits of that 5600 valve trying to backwash 1.5 cu ft of heavy Filox media.
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    Agreed. My mother has similar low hardness...

    Agreed. My mother has similar low hardness levels and still experiences the inconveniences of hard water. It is not as bad as my 30 GPG water, but still a maintenance headache.
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    It sounds like your carbon filter is catching any...

    It sounds like your carbon filter is catching any particulates if the BB filters are staying clean.

    I had an RO years before installing a Centaur carbon backwashed filter and softener. The RO...
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    That is a lot of pressure drop. The less...

    That is a lot of pressure drop. The less pressure drop the better. If the price difference is negligible, go for the lowest pressure drop all else being equal.

    Edit: The 5600 is equivalent to a...
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    It does not make sense to size for adequate SFR...

    It does not make sense to size for adequate SFR 100% of the time, it is more efficient to cover 99% of use cases. This might be two showers, a toilet and a washing machine. IMO, the 1.5 cu ft size...
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    Obviously taste is a personal preference. You're...

    Obviously taste is a personal preference. You're test results don't seem to indicate the use of a softener as you have CaCO3. You might want to try a taste test with your filtered well water vs...
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    That is something of a generalization. Softened...

    That is something of a generalization. Softened water sodium content (and taste) can vary widely. Softened water from a 30 GPG source like I have contains a lot more sodium than softened water from...
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    I have very hard water also. This means there is...

    I have very hard water also. This means there is significant sodium in the softened water which also means pretty high TDS. While you can drink it, it may not be such a good idea long-term, and I...
  20. Batteries? Wow, didn't see that one coming. ...

    Batteries? Wow, didn't see that one coming. What a PITA! But I guess you know that now . . . Obviously AC power is a much more robust solution. Which you could implement with a DC power supply,...
  21. Put a manometer on the heater fuel inlet to...

    Put a manometer on the heater fuel inlet to confirm adequate pressure while drawing gas.
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    Once the pipe is hot (and it has to be heated by...

    Once the pipe is hot (and it has to be heated by water flow regardless of the type of heater) a short ignition delay has no effect. That 4 -6 ounces of cold water mixes in the hot water pipe and is...
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    Yes, ignition delay on my Noritz is about 2...

    Yes, ignition delay on my Noritz is about 2 seconds. Call it 3 seconds and a 2.5 GPM shower head. That would add up to 6 ounces of water extra, compared to how much water in the hot water pipe that...
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    I use a gas tankless and have greatly reduced my...

    I use a gas tankless and have greatly reduced my fuel consumption as a result. No doubt the old tank heater wasn't the best, but still quite an improvement.
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    More water waste with a gas tankless? I sure...

    More water waste with a gas tankless? I sure don't see this. A few seconds of ignition delay cold water in my system get's mixed with hot water in the 1" hot water main and is completely...
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