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    I forgot to mention, the Culligan manual stated...

    I forgot to mention, the Culligan manual stated to refill the salt tank with 4" to 6" of water after a full clean-out (before refilling with salt). I added about 10" and Gary indicated that was...
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    Regen 2X

    Gary, I did the back to back regenerations as you suggested. A day or two later I noticed the water once again has that "slick", soft feel. All seems good now. Not sure why it took a day or so to...
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    I just found this info at a water testing site: ...

    I just found this info at a water testing site:

    "To make a conversion from parts per million to grains per gallon, you simply divide the parts per million by 17.1 to convert to grains per gallon....
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    I did add approx. 10" of water to the salt tank...

    I did add approx. 10" of water to the salt tank prior to refilling per the Culligan manual. Is the 2x regen still necessary?


    I retested the water by increasing the sample size 4x. It took 2...
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    1486114862DonL, here's the instructions from the...

    1486114862DonL, here's the instructions from the test kit. I just counted the drops until color change and read the charts. It's just a range. I read that this type of test was more accurate than the...
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    [QUOTE=Gary Slusser;324490]IMO you should have...

    [QUOTE=Gary Slusser;324490]IMO you should have bought a normal hardness test kit. - What is a "normal" water hardness test kit? I did not want the strips.

    "There are a number of other causes...
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    I'm almost positive Chlorox no longer makes the...

    I'm almost positive Chlorox no longer makes the "Toilet Bowl liquid cleaner with Teflon".
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    Question regarding testing treated water

    Hi all. I wanted to verify that my water softener is effectively softening my water. I am not getting that slippery feel when washing hands/showering like I used to. Not sure if I am just getting...
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    Ever see the movie "The Blob" (the original with...

    Ever see the movie "The Blob" (the original with Steve McQueen)? Maybe a little piece of The Blob slipped out of the net when that helicopter was hauling it away after they froze it. The piece...
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    [QUOTE=jadnashua;314138]The 'wrong' part of this...

    [QUOTE=jadnashua;314138]The 'wrong' part of this install is that it was tiled and the flange wasn't moved to the top of the finished floor.........................

    I am 99.9% sure the white tile...
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    Initial impressions of Eco Drake CST744E

    Just installed a new Eco Drake 1.28 flush last week in the kid's bathroom. Quick, competent flush. Bowl wash seems better than a regular 1.6 Drake w/ Sanagloss I had at my old house. Just my...
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    Curious about toilet flange installation

    I was replacing a toilet last week. Went to remove the old hold-down bolts from the flange. Could not get them out without cutting the tile as it was put in at an orientation so that the non-slotted...
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    Repair help w/ Culligan water softener

    Hi all. Have (2) questions regarding our Culligan Medallist Plus 45 water softener.
    #1 - Flipped open the lid on the control panel today and noticed water puddling up inside. Appears to be seeping...
  15. I decided to heed the advise on the GFCI and...

    I decided to heed the advise on the GFCI and revamped my project. Went with a 125V inlet receptacle in the garage for a regular extension cord to the generator when in use. The receptacle is hard...
  16. Thanks for the good advice. I am just curious how...

    Thanks for the good advice. I am just curious how what I propose is any more dangerous than just plugging a long extension cord into my generator and snaking it down the basement to hook up the sump...
  17. re: "The law mandates that there can not be...

    re: "The law mandates that there can not be utility power and generator power on the same circuit at the same time. This means that the circuits you install must be separate and apart from any...
  18. "Does this generator not have 120 volt...

    "Does this generator not have 120 volt receptacles? " - Yes, it does.
    "If the 240 volt receptacle on the generator is GFCI protected then the GFCI will Trip." - No GFCI in generator.
    "And...
  19. Need advice on wiring sump pump outlet for emergency generator / 220v split to(2)120v

    Hi all. I have a portable generator to power my sump pump in the event of a power outage. Rather than snaking an extension cord that will reach from my driveway to the sump pump in the basement, I am...
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    How can I stop noisy shower pan?

    Hi all. I just moved into a new (for me) 13 year old house. The stall shower in the master bedroom is directly over the family room. Whenever the shower is being used, there is a loud...
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    Update on the lousy flush

    Well, I read some older threads and decided to take a shot with the muriatic acid. Dipped out the bowl, put a half gallon down the overflow and another half in the bowl. Opened the window and stuck a...
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    Thanks to theplumber. You hit the nail right on...

    Thanks to theplumber. You hit the nail right on the head. I spent some time chipping away at the mineral? deposits in the trap and where the extra jet of water comes out at the base of the bowl and...
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    Actually, now that you mention it, the wife and I...

    Actually, now that you mention it, the wife and I frequently let the toilet go unflushed overnight if we have to pee after the kids go to sleep as we don't want to wake them. Guess we'll have to...
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    Reason for weak flush w/ solids only?

    Hi all. I also need an opinion regarding a weak flush. I put in an AS Repetoire to match the new pedestal sink when I redid the main bath about 7 years ago. It flushes very well w/ liquid waste but...
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    Tub drain plunger jammed! Helpful ideas?

    Hi all. Pastor at my church said tub drain clogged. Went over today to try to clear. I tried to remove the trip lever assembly so I could get a snake in there. The trim plate & lever assembly come...
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