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  1. Casing was measured on I.D., and brass barb...

    Casing was measured on I.D., and brass barb fitting was used on the poly. Hot water was used to heat the poly as well....did this because the f'er wouldn't fit by hand:D...had no idea it was...
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    I ordered my stuff from ohio pure water roughly 1...

    I ordered my stuff from ohio pure water roughly 1 year ago....I'm in MI, but it showed up within 2 days, and they had the best prices I could find.

    After the installation, I still had some smell...
  3. My casing is a 5"....per my tape. As of...

    My casing is a 5"....per my tape.


    As of right now, the entire thing's back together, and the house is pressurized. I ended up leaving the pitless adapter as it turns out the threads in it were...
  4. This is my pitless adapter: ...

    This is my pitless adapter: http://www.baker-mfg.com/domestic_new/pitless_adapters/Snappy.html

    Why on earth would ANYONE choose to use this piece of shit? I see ZERO advantages, aside from...
  5. The pitless adapter is in fact galvanized...

    The pitless adapter is in fact galvanized steel...a magnet sticks right to it.

    It's bolted around my 4.5" steel well casing like a muffler clamp would. It doesn't look like there's a whole lot...
  6. Well pump short cycling...pitless adapter leaking externally

    I'm located in MI, bought this house a year ago, and my well water level is roughly 80' deep (checked by removing cap on well with a weight/string). Neighbor says well was put in 20 years ago or so,...
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    Numero uno: I don't think my SFR GMP is greater...

    Numero uno: I don't think my SFR GMP is greater than 12gpm....I have 3/4" CPVC through the home. Its 2.5 bath...are you saying I need a larger softener?

    Numero two: I know i don't need a...
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    Excellent...thanks for the response Bob! I had a...

    Excellent...thanks for the response Bob! I had a hunch that going to big isn't necessarily a good thing here. 1.5 Cu Ft Fleck 7000, SST resin, w/turbulator is what I'm going to be purchasing. I'm...
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    So I'm positive I'm going with a fleck 7000 SXT,...

    So I'm positive I'm going with a fleck 7000 SXT, 64k grain capacity. I estimate I'll only need 48k, but I want efficiency and I don't want to be undersized...negatives in doing this?

    I found some...
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    Here's another question for you...my inlet line...

    Here's another question for you...my inlet line on the plumbing is 3/4" CPVC. The Fleck 7000 has a 1" inlet flow valve. Obviously I could redo my inlet line from the well bladder to the softener as...
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    Bob, you have a PM...

    Bob, you have a PM...
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    Is there really any benifit for a twin tank set...

    Is there really any benifit for a twin tank set up in my situation? Longevity? I don't need water 24/7, and because of that, I can't see any real reason to upgrade. Additionally, if I get...
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    As I have...The water is approximatley 30gpg...

    As I have...The water is approximatley 30gpg hardness. It has 2ppm iron in it, with a little bit of "iron" smell. It does not smell like sulfur, nor did any of the analysis detect hydrosulfuric gas...
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    I'm lost now....so you're saying I only need 26k...

    I'm lost now....so you're saying I only need 26k grain capacity for an 8 day regen? 34k capacity to accomidate for the iron? I was thinking I'd need something in the neighborhood of 60k - was...
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    I think the general concensus from everyone is...

    I think the general concensus from everyone is with the iron I have regen every 4 days. That's fine - I'd rather regen and have it last then skimp to save salt/water. That said, the data you linked...
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    Ok, So back on track after that slight...

    Ok,

    So back on track after that slight derailment....

    A 1.5 cu ft (60k grain) resin tank should work for my situation, and will likely have to regenerate every 4 days. Assuming info in this...
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    Which is exactly why I'm posting here...this is...

    Which is exactly why I'm posting here...this is the plan. It's just difficult to weed through all the sales garbage about how a softener should work for the most longevity, etc.




    This is a...
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    That's what is so hard to decipher through. Each...

    That's what is so hard to decipher through. Each person I've had come out says something different.

    Tonite the Kinetico salesman came out, and he did have what I thought were good points of...
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    [QUOTE=Bob999;256250]I am concerned about the...

    [QUOTE=Bob999;256250]I am concerned about the iron bacteria--it is not generally detected by smell but by the presence of slime in the toilet tanks. If you do in fact have iron bacteria you need to...
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    Water softener selection help

    First post from a home owner newbie....I've helped plenty of friends with home projects/builds, so I'm not totally green. I was a mechanic in my former life, now an engineer, and know that there's...
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