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    Dittohead, Thanks for the information. And...

    Dittohead,

    Thanks for the information. And yes, those are the correct numbers according to a water analysis. So, does this mean that I should set the salt dosage is set at 18 lbs behind the...
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    Salt Setting on 5600 Econominder

    Finished installing a 64k Fleck 5600 Econominder. After reading the install instructions, I set the dial with water hardness (20) and people (6); however, the salt setting label on the cover...
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    Found the source of the increase in water

    Found the source of the water increase...it was a leak right past the water meter. I just did not see it because of the surruonding mulch and recent rain.

    Thanks for all your help, guys. It's...
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    Sorry for the confusion. The 2.5 cu.ft is the...

    Sorry for the confusion. The 2.5 cu.ft is the number for the new softener I am considering.

    I put in 1.25 cuft in the 10x44tank, so I am at capacity. The reading near the bloc is .5gpm and 1.5 lb...
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    The system is a Fleck 5600 controller (metered)...

    The system is a Fleck 5600 controller (metered) with a 10x44 tank, 48,000 grain. The manual specs reference 2.4, .45, 2.4 and .5 GPM for backwash, brine draw, rapid rinse and brine refill,...
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    2510SXT vs. 7000SXT

    I was leaning towards the 7000 until the salesperson indicated that they have been having problems with that valve. The 2510 is $915 and the 7000 is about $750 with 2.5 cuft resin. Have you been...
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    Water consumption increase?

    I increased my salt setting from 6 to 10 lbs. my water softener is undersized so it regens every 3-4 days. I think it was about once a week with the old setting.My water bill almost doubled! Yikes!...
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    Prior to adding the gravel, do I remove some...

    Prior to adding the gravel, do I remove some resin since it is about 2/3 full? Thanks.
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    Yes, it is from a turbulator. Which is the best...

    Yes, it is from a turbulator. Which is the best and easiest way to remove the resin from the tank, so I can rebed with gravel? Unfortunately, I have two water heaters--both are located in the...
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    Still seeing a bit of resin...

    I am a still seeing a little bit of resin coming from the kitchen faucet. I can only think that I did not tighten the screws of the bottom basket enough. How tight should they be? I remember there...
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    What is the 1/2 cu. ft GAC pre filter tank?

    What is the 1/2 cu. ft GAC pre filter tank?
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    Thanks for the info., dittohead. Is this the one?...

    Thanks for the info., dittohead. Is this the one?


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    Seems this topic is delicate. Is there a general...

    Seems this topic is delicate. Is there a general consensus that my system is undersized? If so, using the same valve, could I just buy a bigger tank, DT and more resin? If so, what size tank? I ask...
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    Wow! That was informative and very helpful....

    Wow! That was informative and very helpful. Thanks.

    The water softening business sounds promising. Is there a basic course/training?
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    The current setting is 8/10. I rebedded with...

    The current setting is 8/10. I rebedded with about 1.25 cf of resin...that was going about an inch above the turbolator DT as suggested by Gary, which is about 2/3 full. The system is a Fleck 5600...
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    Salt setting?

    What is the correct salt setting for 6 people, 20 gpm?
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    I found the retainer. I am going through the...

    I found the retainer. I am going through the start up sequence And during the brine rinse cycle I noticed it keeps going and going and does draw from the brine cabinet as described in the manual. I...
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    I performed the first test reco by ditto head and...

    I performed the first test reco by ditto head and there it was...the brine line was leaking at the connection to brine assembly. Here's the somewhat bad part. The plastic flanged retainer fell into...
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    I did put in about 5 gallons of water.

    I did put in about 5 gallons of water.
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    Only one regen since the rebed. Which part of...

    Only one regen since the rebed. Which part of the cycle is brine refill (backwash, rinset etc.)? The manual that they included three years ago was very limited. I'll post a picture of the valve.
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    It's a turbo soft MT48 (metered timer) and I...

    It's a turbo soft MT48 (metered timer) and I think it has a brine float assembly. See attached picture. Is there a way to remove water with one of the setting on the wheel, i.e. backwash, rinse,...
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    It' more like 3/4 full

    It' more like 3/4 full
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    Water too high

    This forum is great! Thanks for all the help.

    This morning I checked everything and the brine tank is too high, about half full. I don't remember it being this high. Here's what I did:

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    Any special instructions to clean brine tank?...

    Any special instructions to clean brine tank? Thanks.
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    Resin installation

    I am going to put in the resin this weekend. Do I use the same the salt and brine solution that has been sitting in the brine maker? Or do I start from scratch, i.e. water, bleach, etc.?
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