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  1. Well, water now feeling slick as I was expecting...

    Well, water now feeling slick as I was expecting so I guess it was washing out the lines, water heater, whatever. Now to get waterspots off of everything from the prior hard water.
  2. I dont mind the slick feeling. You just have to...

    I dont mind the slick feeling. You just have to retrain your mind that the slickness is not residual soap.
  3. Used sharkbite valves to set up the bypass. Dont...

    Used sharkbite valves to set up the bypass. Dont think there is any significant leak (couldnt hear anything when I close the valve and there was no flow whatsover)

    The water is definitely more...
  4. When you say clean up the pipe do you mean...

    When you say clean up the pipe do you mean finally washing out all unsoftened water?
  5. 1.5 days (in service Sunday morning)

    1.5 days (in service Sunday morning)
  6. Could be the problem. I have a recirculation...

    Could be the problem. I have a recirculation pump that pull hot water down to the kitchen faucet intermittently so that it does not take as long for hot water to get there. Maybe there is...
  7. Aquapure now installed--water is not as slippery as I expected

    Having had soft water at a relatives house, the water was quite slick.....like not being able to get all of the soap off in the shower.

    Have installed my Aquapure with Clack ws-1 cs valve...
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    Thank you Bob....makes sense now. For those...

    Thank you Bob....makes sense now.

    For those out there that really want a Clack valve set up but cant buy on line due to the policy change.....I bought my unit at Ferguson Supplies.....made by...
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    Wonderful discourse....now, can either of you...

    Wonderful discourse....now, can either of you address the following questions:

    Why 11000 grains vs 7000 grains? Difference between P7 and P2, advantages/disadvantages of each. What is the factory...
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    1. The GPM figure came from Aquapures...

    1. The GPM figure came from Aquapures specifications.

    2. I noted that the instructions indicated to remove the salt grid for doses less than 6lbs.

    3. big dripper hit my question on the...
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    WS-1 CS (which I understand is much easier to...

    WS-1 CS (which I understand is much easier to program)

    I assume the amount of sodium in the water is proportional to the amount of hardness removed....therefore, with relatively modest hardness...
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    Two main question--new softener

    Have received new Aquapure CWS100ME which has the Clack valve. 1 cuft. 11gpm.

    1. Need help with clack settings: Hardness 6.5-7. city water. Two people. Factor in for washing car/boat...
  13. Need to verify appropriate size of softener

    Alright...I sincerely appreciate the assistance:

    2 full bathrooms-regular shower heads
    2 people, 3 dogs
    Wash boat and car at times
    may run d/w and/or washing machine while showering
    3/4 copper...
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    Anybody else care to stop arguing amongst...

    Anybody else care to stop arguing amongst themselves and offer an opinion:p


    .....if your water were 6gpg would you get a softener.

    Money not being the primary consideration.
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    Good reply. I am not worried about the...

    Good reply.

    I am not worried about the economics as much as I wonder if there will be a significant enough improvement in quality of life to warrant softening.

    Quality of life insofar as less...
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    Confusing results

    Well.......test result had run showed around 6 gpg of hardness (I may get a second test elsewhere to confirm)

    I have experience soft water before and what I have is definitely not it. Our water...
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    Is that a direct number for someone at...

    Is that a direct number for someone at Clack.....if so I am probably not expending more effort contacting them directly since I have now found a local OEM supplier
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    Commentary: 1. The product seems to be pretty...

    Commentary:
    1. The product seems to be pretty sound and the customer support is definitely there. It does not hurt that this is a 3m company. I have called twice to get some information and had a...
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    The price on the CWS100ME (1 cuft) is $730 which...

    The price on the CWS100ME (1 cuft) is $730 which is not terrible considering this is a retail outlet.
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    Aquapure softener

    I spoke to Mr. Slusser and he is not very fired up about selling a valve that he is not 100% behind which I am grateful for his honesty on this issue.

    Was hoping to still get into a clack. Found...
  21. Talked the county inspector who does plumbing...

    Talked the county inspector who does plumbing inspection.

    He stated my plan was fine except to ensure to insulate against freeze damage.

    Maybe I need to clarify situation.

    My house is on a...
  22. Forgot I have an architect relative around here. ...

    Forgot I have an architect relative around here. In my application pvc is acceptable. Will go with the 1" PVC suggestion through. I am going to install metal valves wher it takes off from the...
  23. The run would not be exposed to the sun at all...

    The run would not be exposed to the sun at all and under the deck and in the pump house it is pretty cool even in the highest heat o summer.

    Like I said the softener will be in the pump house and...
  24. Hopefully basic question on creating plumbing for softener

    Howdy, have lurked but never posted.

    Have 3/4 copper coming into house as supply. I will be locating a softener (have not purchased yet) in my pool pump house. In order to do so, I must run a...
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