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    Set up properly and placed before the pressure...

    Set up properly and placed before the pressure tank, an AN upflow Calcite filter will not flow backwards regardless if whether the pump is running, or the house is being served water via the pressure...
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    You can remove the filter before the AN filter if...

    You can remove the filter before the AN filter if a backwashing valve is added. That may not solve the problem of getting the sandy particles to go away at first but should be corrected soon due to...
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    Is the system placed before or after the pressure...

    Is the system placed before or after the pressure tank? What is the diameter and height of the tank? What is your water pressure settings? What color is the 'sandy' particles?
  4. For water spots, use an acidic solutio , like a...

    For water spots, use an acidic solutio , like a vinegar/water mix, to remove spots caused by hardwater.
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    bsnider, there is not a 'tremendous negative...

    bsnider, there is not a 'tremendous negative difference' in these circumstances. Your softener will work just fine with lengthy pauses between regenerations. You might want to manually regenerate it...
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    bsnider, we have seasonal pulls (to prevent from...

    bsnider, we have seasonal pulls (to prevent from freezing) that go idle for months and months and have been working fine for years and years. You really needn't worry. Resins area actually much...
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    You should not be too concerned if your water use...

    You should not be too concerned if your water use over a 15-day period is minimal. Your resins won't get fouled. Now, if you had heavy use over the same time, then yes, I would recommend a more...
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    Chlorine, being a powerful oxidizer, is most...

    Chlorine, being a powerful oxidizer, is most likely finding minerals in the water and causing precipitation. This is common in many solution tanks that operate likes yours.
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    Like this that 'frooze up' due to moisture....

    Like this that 'frooze up' due to moisture. Culligan said it wasn't repairable at the cost of replacing it.
    http://i165.photobucket.com/albums/u44/nalampng/culliganpump.jpg
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    Here is Culligan's Super S system with pump. ...

    Here is Culligan's Super S system with pump.

    It sounds like your's is a homemade job. Saturating the carbon with large volumes of strong bleach often enough with shorten the life of the carbon...
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    I was told by a Culligan guy that this sulfur...

    I was told by a Culligan guy that this sulfur unit (Culligan Super S) draws a gallon a at time and has an pump attached. Gary23, is this what you have for a "chlorination system"?
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    As I undertood that you already had a...

    As I undertood that you already had a chlorination system and one might think that the carbon is not handling water of an unknown biological quality.

    Rebedding a carbon tank is not difficult...
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    Some threads unravel, some get tangled.

    Some threads unravel, some get tangled.
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    I hope he doesn't mind my quoting him in saying...

    I hope he doesn't mind my quoting him in saying that softened water works as well as hydrochloric acid in dissolving limescale...only a bit more slowly. That's a classic one. ...
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    Absolutely not. Cold water can be completely soft...

    Absolutely not. Cold water can be completely soft and the hot many, if not scores of grains hard, clearly indicating the softener is not consistent. Just today I visited a home where the cold water...
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    Shower?! Correct, I misquoted and retract. My...

    Shower?! Correct, I misquoted and retract. My apologizes.

    Testing water after the softener should be adequate. Testing hot and cold can reveal much. But before and after the softener is not the...
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    Skip, does he mean to say that softened water...

    Skip, does he mean to say that softened water will act as a descaling agent in plumbing? I have never heard a water treatment guy make that claim. I would like to understand the chemistry whereby...
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    What method are you using to test hardnes...

    What method are you using to test hardnes (0-25ppm)? Are these test strips or liquid drops?
    According to a leading authority, soft water is 0-1 grain, 1-3.5 is considered slightly hard.
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    Salty water after a regeneration can be caused by...

    Salty water after a regeneration can be caused by a few different things, including low pressure during backwash, high salt dosage, improper settings of the valve, flow rate. Does the salty taste go...
  20. You could just flush the water heater, too, but...

    You could just flush the water heater, too, but as mentioned, it will take a day or so. Let us know. If it continues on again, off again periodically, then your softener is letting hard through and...
  21. Where are you noticing this? In the shower? Using...

    Where are you noticing this? In the shower? Using hot water? There could be hard water intrusion from a water heater not yet fully softened. It may take a few days before it is fully flushed out and...
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    Make sure there are no leaking water spots in...

    Make sure there are no leaking water spots in your house such as in the toilet tanks where the water is constantly running. What are the settings of your valve and how big are the tanks? Are you...
  23. Are those lines galvanized or copper? Sounds like...

    Are those lines galvanized or copper? Sounds like iron build up in the lines. Mine where like that and I had the lines from the city feed (55') replaced with copper lines. Better pressure, flow and...
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    It sounds like resins have gotten though the...

    It sounds like resins have gotten though the system. Maybe a broken distributor. If so, your plumbing is going to have to be flushed and water drained. You may see it in the toilet tanks, too. That...
  25. http://www.pentairwatertreatment.com/PentairFiles/...

    http://www.pentairwatertreatment.com/PentairFiles/Pentair%20Water%20Treatment/Literature/ProFlo%20SE%20Spec%20Sheet%2040734.pdf
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