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    Thanks. I actually do have a valve before the...

    Thanks. I actually do have a valve before the filter. I have an unusual setup in that I have my spindown filter before the pressure tank. I thought it was a good idea but I found out afterward that...
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    Thanks for the response. The well is cased to...

    Thanks for the response. The well is cased to 30'. The sandstone bedrock starts at 14'. It's actually running better now, as if it freed up or something. I got 5 minutes, then waited, then I got ten,...
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    New well (9 mo. old) stopped producing water

    Hello,

    I just had a new well drilled in January because my old well was producing massive amounts of debris over a very long period of time. The new well was producing 7 gpm when it was drilled....
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    Thanks for the response. I was thinking of just...

    Thanks for the response. I was thinking of just adding it to the top where you add the mineral and then backwashing, hoping it got mixed up well during backwash.

    I will try the longer backwash by...
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    I just click the dial over and let it do it's...

    I just click the dial over and let it do it's thing. Never timed it. Ph was like 7.5 last time I tested it. Just me in the house.
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    Yes, I manually backwash it but have never gone...

    Yes, I manually backwash it but have never gone more than a week without backwashing. Lately been doing twice a week.
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    Add iron out/rust out to Neutralizer?

    I haven't seen this addressed and I did search. I have an acid neutralizer. After I installed it I was amazed by how it reduced the red staining in the toilets and fixtures to almost non-existent....
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    I just figured I would come back and give an...

    I just figured I would come back and give an update. I installed the neutralizer, which I purchased from cleanwaterstore.com. I went with the Fleck 2510 and 1.5 cf tank. I finally installed it just...
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    I was still thinking of that but when I figured...

    I was still thinking of that but when I figured the hardness was going to be around 10, I figured I should probably treat it. 10 is consdiered pretty hard, isn't it?

    Thanks for the backflush info,...
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    Gary's softener sizing chart question

    On the softener sizing chart it instructs you to measure the flow from a tub and tells you how to do that. From there it tells you to call him to get the SFR gpm you need. What is the rest of the...
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    I have been sidetracked with a bunch of other...

    I have been sidetracked with a bunch of other stuff so I haven't progressed any more on this. I have a couple other questions, if you don't mind. I don't have a drain anywhere near my water...
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    Thanks, Gary and Ak. Gary, do you think a...

    Thanks, Gary and Ak. Gary, do you think a softener would be reccomended for my water results as well? I was half thinking of just going with the AN and seeing how things look, but, I might be better...
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    It takes about 24-48 hours for a brown/red streak...

    It takes about 24-48 hours for a brown/red streak to appear if I leave the bathtub faucet dripping. A few days for the toilet to show some minor staining.

    The 2510 is a manual backwash, right? I...
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    I get it about the upper listing but an acid...

    I get it about the upper listing but an acid neutralizer isn't something that it appears you can pick up at a home depot or lowe's and there aren't really any other local choices. It seems difficult...
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    My water gets pretty good red stains though. My...

    My water gets pretty good red stains though. My inline filter also is completely red/brown. It's a marked improvement over the old well but still seems pretty bad. Any opinion on...
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    Something like this...

    Something like this http://www.cleanwaterstore.com/acid-neutralizer.html ? My well produces 7gpm. It's a 2 bath, 3 br home but I live alone currently so not a lot of water usage overall.
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    Thanks for the reply. That seems like a...

    Thanks for the reply. That seems like a reasonable place to start but I have no idea where to begin. I searched Acid Neutrilizers and Calcite filters and there's not a lot of clear information. It...
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    Water treatment advice

    I am looking for some advice. I recently had a new well drilled and the old one plugged. The results of the water test are:

    Turbidity = 2.6 NTU
    PH = 5.9 Std. units
    Iron = 0.38 mg/L
    Manganese =...
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    Thanks for the reply. I did have the old well...

    Thanks for the reply. I did have the old well plugged with hole plug and the water from the new well now tests negative for total coliform. I still need to treat the water though and I am not really...
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    So you think an acid neutralizer is neccessary?...

    So you think an acid neutralizer is neccessary? The documents that I got with my test results that has recommended levls has "no designated limit" for hardness so I wasn't even really paying...
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    I finally got my water test results back. I had...

    I finally got my water test results back. I had dropped the samples off 2 and a half weeks ago.

    Turbidity = 2.6 NTU
    PH = 5.9 Std. units
    Iron = 0.38 mg/L
    Manganese = 0.078 mg/L
    Sodium 5.5 mg/L...
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    The drilling company is going to come and plug...

    The drilling company is going to come and plug the old well probably some time this week. They are going to use a bentonite clay product to fill the old well. He mentioned it was manufactured by...
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    I didn't need a permit. I don't know what the...

    I didn't need a permit. I don't know what the drilling company needed. I know they're supposed to provide me a drilling report.

    I did search from some info about plugging an abandoned well but...
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    The residue has not been black, always red/brown...

    The residue has not been black, always red/brown and light brown when it dries which looks just like sand. I have gotten slime in the toilet tanks though. There is quite a lot of black residue when I...
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    I don't think there is any regulation around...

    I don't think there is any regulation around here, or at least not that I can find. I am in NY. What worries me is having someone do it and do it incorrectly.
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