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    Sorry to dig up an old thread but, I still...

    Sorry to dig up an old thread but, I still haven't installed a system and I really need to. In looking at the city's water report, they don't list any of the factors mentioned in their test results....
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    Thanks for the recommendations. As to pipe...

    Thanks for the recommendations.

    As to pipe size, this is a new home that was plumbed for a softener. Are we talking about the size of those connections or the water main? Still working on getting...
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    Can someone help me determine my needs?

    I need to install a water softener and I am not sure I have a grip on all the considerations. Here is the information I have thus far:

    6 people / 3.5 baths
    The city water: 14.2 gpg /243 ppm
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    The resin tank is approx. 44.5" to the valves and...

    The resin tank is approx. 44.5" to the valves and 28" circumference.

    -gl
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    100600? -gl

    100600?

    -gl
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    Ok. The resin tank appears to be about 8" wide. ...

    Ok. The resin tank appears to be about 8" wide.

    -gl
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    Sorry but, I am not sure what the resin tank is....

    Sorry but, I am not sure what the resin tank is. Is it the one where the salt resides or the main tank?

    -gl
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    Ok, I tested the hardness with one of the cheap...

    Ok, I tested the hardness with one of the cheap Home Depot kits. The hardness came up around 250 parts/million. Again, I have 7 people - 3 of them are teens. My current system is a Fleck 5600se. Do...
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    Thanks folks. I think this is beyond my...

    Thanks folks. I think this is beyond my abilities. I just need to find a local expert I can trust.

    -gl
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    When you say "spacer and seal" what part of the...

    When you say "spacer and seal" what part of the softener are you referring to? Control valve?

    -gl
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    Teenagers, yes. 3 of them. There are 3 full...

    Teenagers, yes. 3 of them. There are 3 full baths. The water without the softener is leaving a think coating on our dishes but, I still need to actually measure the hardness. I believe it is bad...
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    Thanks for the reply. I thought the same thing....

    Thanks for the reply. I thought the same thing. It felt liek we were being sold a bridge :)

    With this system, do you think he was off-base in telling me it couldn't handle the usage?

    -gl
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    Continually draining

    I have a Fleck 5600se system in my household of 7 people. We just installed the system over 6 months ago but recently it started continually running water into the drain. After looking at the manual,...
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