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    Thanks Dittohead - I cut off 5 inches and all is...

    Thanks Dittohead - I cut off 5 inches and all is well!
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    My BLFC is .25, so looks like I'm good there. The...

    My BLFC is .25, so looks like I'm good there. The bottom of my float is about 13 or 14 inches off the bottom of the tank.
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    Problem with auto-shutoff float...

    Hi all,

    I'm running into a minor problem with an install I did for a relative several months ago. The softener has a Fleck 7000sxt, 3.0 ft3 of resin, and an 18x33 brine tank. I used the following...
  4. cool - thanks dittohead!

    cool - thanks dittohead!
  5. Drain line on a Fleck 7000SXT w/ 5gpm DLFC...

    Hi guys. I'm currently installing a couple of water softeners with Fleck 7000 SXT valves and 3.0 cubic ft of resin (14"x65" tanks). I was advised to use 3/4" pvc for the drain lines since they use a...
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    Well, I called the county building dept. (ventura...

    Well, I called the county building dept. (ventura county in socal) and was told no pvc indoors. Believe it or not, none of my local hardware stores sell cpvc (only lowes has a very limited...
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    Thanks Dittohead! That's exactly what I needed to...

    Thanks Dittohead! That's exactly what I needed to know. It's 9' up, so shouldn't be a problem. I didn't even think to use pvc - that'll save me some $$!
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    Drain line size question...

    I'm currently installing a Fleck 7000SXT 3.0 cubic foot system in a 14x65" tank. The DLFC button says 500 (I assume that's 5.0 gpm). Should I use 1/2" tubing or 3/4" for the drain line, or does it...
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    Visited a couple hardware stores today - my local...

    Visited a couple hardware stores today - my local home depot doesn't carry any CPVC, and lowes carries only a limited selection! Gonna try another store a little farther away tomorrow.

    Btw, I was...
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    Thanks guys - great advice! I'll see if I can...

    Thanks guys - great advice! I'll see if I can find out from the county building department on monday. pvc would definitely save me some money.
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    The pipes are terminated with 1" female threaded...

    The pipes are terminated with 1" female threaded adapters. I was hoping to extend the adapters on the softener side with PVC, since that would be an easy and cheap fix, but from what cacher_chick...
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    The only problem is I'm installing this for a...

    The only problem is I'm installing this for a relative and the house is a rental, so I don't want to modify the existing pipes. Do I have any other options, other than springing for the 36"...
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    Question regarding connecting a softener

    Hi guys,

    So I'm about to install a 14x65" tank. The bypass inlet/outlet are 71" high, and the inlet/outlet on my softener loop is at 48" (both horizontal). That's a difference of 23". I have a...
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    Dittohead, I have no real-world experience with...

    Dittohead, I have no real-world experience with softeners, just "google knowledge" from the past few weeks - I'm still trying to wrap my head around the science behind it all! I'll take your word for...
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    I agree, our typical GPM usage is pretty low - we...

    I agree, our typical GPM usage is pretty low - we rarely have two showers going at the same time - so I'm not too concerned with oversizing a unit on that basis. I'm more concerned about undersizing...
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    4 people in my family - one is disabled and his...

    4 people in my family - one is disabled and his care does require extra water usage, which is probably why our usage is higher than normal. I actually calculated our usage by our water bill, and I...
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    Thanks for the reply, mialynette. I'm basing this...

    Thanks for the reply, mialynette. I'm basing this on 370gpd usage and 23gpg hardness. This yields:

    370gpd x 23gpg x 7 days = 59,570 grains per week capacity needed.

    A 3.0 cu.ft. system will...
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    Just a few water softener questions...

    I'm in the process of buying water softeners for my household as well as a couple of relatives households (you may have seen my other thread regarding one of them). All the googling I've been doing...
  19. Hey guys - thanks so much for all the great info...

    Hey guys - thanks so much for all the great info - I didn't realize this could be so complex! I guess my first order of business will be to check out if they have any obvious leaks, since this will...
  20. Dittohead - is there a reason you would recommend...

    Dittohead - is there a reason you would recommend twin tanks over a single 3.0 cu.ft. unit? From a price perspective, twin tanks seem to bump the price up by several hundred dollars.
  21. I was using 7 days in my calculations - forgot to...

    I was using 7 days in my calculations - forgot to add a day for reserves. Yeah - I was surprised at their usage too (this is my relatives household, not mine), but that's what their water bill says....
  22. Using monthly data from their water bills, daily...

    Using monthly data from their water bills, daily usage ranged from 350 gallons per day to 640 gallons - average is 521 gallons per day, which is what I used in my calculations.
  23. First time water softener buyer looking for advice!

    Hi all,

    I'm looking to get a water softener for a relative and I'd greatly appreciate some advice. I've been doing a lot of research, so I think I have a pretty good idea of what I need, but I'd...
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