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  1. The regeneration cycle ran last night with the...

    The regeneration cycle ran last night with the longer backwash and rapid rinse. There was still a bit of brown in the water but it cleared after running water for only a couple minutes.
  2. I've had the issue pretty much since I bought the...

    I've had the issue pretty much since I bought the new softener system. Could it have gotten fowled so quickly?

    I've not noticed a salty taste after regeneration.
  3. I changed the BW and RR as suggested by AKPSDVAN....

    I changed the BW and RR as suggested by AKPSDVAN.

    Hopefully the details of lab test are readable:

    Analysis Units Recommended Limits Analysis Results

    Total Coliform /100ml ...
  4. Brown water morning after regeneration cycle

    Hello again,

    Last spring I had we purchased a house in MA. Our well water was lab tested with the following results:

    Coliform negative
    ph: 7.11
    Sodium 38 mg/l
    Total Iron .41 mg/l
    Manganese...
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    OK, I think I'm finally getting it! Thanks for...

    OK, I think I'm finally getting it! Thanks for everyone's help.

    I will set my BF to 8 minutes for a 8 lbs/ cu ft salt dose. Does the 30K capacity setting for a 5-6 day regen cycle make sense...
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    Thanks Dittohead - sorry i missed the question in...

    Thanks Dittohead - sorry i missed the question in your earlier post.

    I have the black sticker with silver print. It says .5
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    Thanks for the constructive advice. I'm...

    Thanks for the constructive advice.

    I'm struggling with how you program the lbs of salt per ft3 each regen as I followed the programming guide supplied by Ohio Pure Water to get my settings. I...
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    OK here are my present settings on the 5600 SXT:...

    OK here are my present settings on the 5600 SXT:

    DF / GAL
    VT/DF 1b
    CT/FD
    NT/1
    C / 48 1 1/2 cu ft unit purchased
    H /18 I changed it from 16 where it was before. 277 PPM...
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    Dana Thanks for the advice here and in your...

    Dana

    Thanks for the advice here and in your email. I've received one quote that wanted to use two 2 1/2 two head units. Seems like overkill. I expect another quote in the next day or two.
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    I had the boiler guy here on Thursday and we...

    I had the boiler guy here on Thursday and we flushed the hot water heater.

    I thought the brown water issue was from the hot water side but spoke too soon. This morning I ran cold water for the...
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    Dana, Once again you have provided a wealth...

    Dana,

    Once again you have provided a wealth of information. Based on this as well as you PM, I'm sold on ductless - as much so for the heating as the cooling. I have a couple contractors...
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    I have the Plus 60 model.

    I have the Plus 60 model.
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    Dana, Thanks for all the info. Our home...

    Dana,

    Thanks for all the info.

    Our home is a pretty modern design cape. Full 8' walls, 2x6 construction, lots of anderson thermal windows, R30 in attic - which I plan to increase. With oil...
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    Thanks for the ideas. I need to have the...

    Thanks for the ideas.

    I need to have the boiler guy out for annual maintenence so will have him show me how to safely drain and flush the Weil-Mcclain indirect fired water heater. Since it is...
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    A/C recommendation needed

    We recently bought a 12 year old well built 2700 ft2 cape style home near the coast in MA. We have baseboard hot water heating from a oil fired boiler. No ducts currently. We are looking to add...
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    Brown water occasionally

    Reviving my old thread...

    Since installing the new water softener about 6 weeks ago, we have had three occasions where my wife goes to fill the bath and get brownish tint in the water. Most days...
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    Ordered water softener

    I ordered a 48K grain softener with a Fleck 5600SXT to replace my old 32K unit. I'm hoping it will take out all the iron. If I still have issues due to ferric iron, Ill order up the recommended...
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    AKPSDVAN, I am the original poster checking...

    AKPSDVAN,

    I am the original poster checking back in. My water test data is in the first post.

    Thanks for any help.
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    So I have no blue staining in the toilet bowl but...

    So I have no blue staining in the toilet bowl but a lot of rust settled out. No black slimy stuff at all.

    Alocal water treatment and well guy came by today. He recommended an aeration system ahead...
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    Dittohead, Thanks for the info. It sounds from...

    Dittohead, Thanks for the info. It sounds from the two posts that there is debate on the effects of CO2 in water. I will try to find a local water guy familiar with the issue.




    Anybody else...
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    [QUOTE=Gary Slusser;341026]Running a low recovery...

    [QUOTE=Gary Slusser;341026]Running a low recovery well for an hour etc.can cause problems, including water quality problems. It can also screw up water test results.

    Oh crap, that is what the...
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    Recommendations for system

    Hello all,

    Hoping to get some advice as we are new homeowners who have not had a water treatment system before. Our house is on a well yielding about 4 gal/minute and have a 5 gal/minute well...
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