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  1. Thanks for the tip. I had even thought of...

    Thanks for the tip. I had even thought of putting a coal stove... the big problem with that here in eastern Canada the anthracite comes from the States, dealers in Canada charge outrageous prices...
  2. Wood pellets... that's my next thing, I want to...

    Wood pellets... that's my next thing, I want to set up a pellet stove for backup heat. I moved about 3 years ago, my old old house was pretty well 100% wood heat, my new house is 100% electric, 3...
  3. Thanks a lot to everyone who posted here, this is...

    Thanks a lot to everyone who posted here, this is a great site with lots of good help. I sure like my new softener, the dishes coming out of the dishwasher are sparkling! And there are almost no...
  4. Like most people I like to use things in the most...

    Like most people I like to use things in the most efficient manner and in my case it's not that I'm a penny pincher but I'm lazy and I don't want to have to lug an extra forty pound bag of salt down...
  5. Thank you Gary, that is a very good explanation...

    Thank you Gary, that is a very good explanation of capacity vs actual usage. Also thank you for keeping your web site up, it is extremely helpful and useful for newbies, it helped me greatly with...
  6. I take it that I should I also up the capacity,...

    I take it that I should I also up the capacity, like to 20K if I decide to use 6 pounds? Or 15K with 4 pounds?
  7. It's all getting increasingly complicated, soon...

    It's all getting increasingly complicated, soon it will clear as mud...:confused:

    I think it says here http://www.wcponline.com/pdf/0202brine.pdf to expect 9 to 10 ppm hardness leakage with a 3#...
  8. I was also not 100% sure or confident about the...

    I was also not 100% sure or confident about the low 3lb cu/ft salt dose, the old ways says 6lb minimum, some of the newer information says 4 or 3 lbs minimum. I'm worried that this low 3# dosage for...
  9. I'm not an expert, that is why I came here asking...

    I'm not an expert, that is why I came here asking for advice, and I much appreciate you guys taking time to freely share your knowledge! There is a lot of conflicting (or outright wrong) information...
  10. That is contrary to what is being said almost...

    That is contrary to what is being said almost everywhere on the internet and in almost all softener documentation, most say to not allow more than 10 to 14 days between regens for better resin life...
  11. Thank you, Dittohead. I will bump up the...

    Thank you, Dittohead. I will bump up the hardness settings and set a second 5 minute backwash. The 7000SXT valve is noisy, I'm not sure if it is actually sucking air but I'll double check to make...
  12. Thank-you, Tom.

    Thank-you, Tom.
  13. Water Softener Settings & Salt/Brine Grid Question.

    Hi,

    I got tired of washing dishes by hand or hiding them in the oven so I finally broke down and installed a softener...

    I have "temporary" hard water, total hardness 224mg/l (13.44 grains)...
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