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  1. Yeah, it's illegal to dump it into the septic...

    Yeah, it's illegal to dump it into the septic tank, period. It sounds like it's a concern about contamination coming back into the house. The installer told me they have preventative measures in...
  2. An update: The guys who installed the system...

    An update:

    The guys who installed the system came out and extended the wait time between the backwash and rinse from 5 minutes to one hour. This helps a bit, and once (out of three times) it...
  3. Not yet...I'd probably mess it up! :) The...

    Not yet...I'd probably mess it up! :) The installer is coming next week to check the system, whether the flow is set properly, etc. I can also have him check the trap. I'm also waiting for my...
  4. Here's a photo. I apologize in advance if it's a...

    Here's a photo. I apologize in advance if it's a bit big. The backwash line is the transparent tube entering the top of the pipe. It's overflowing out of the hole right underneath it. As you can see...
  5. A small update, although not that much to add....

    A small update, although not that much to add. The system ran tonight and still overflowed. My estimation is about 3-5 gallons spilled. For the heck of it, a few minutes after the system stopped...
  6. Thanks all for the comments to you both. Gary,...

    Thanks all for the comments to you both. Gary, the way you describe the backwashes fits what I am seeing perfectly. I have the time of day set properly, and yes, the few times I've caught the...
  7. Both of the systems are mechanical. No lcds or...

    Both of the systems are mechanical. No lcds or computers.

    The softener kickoff happens so infrequently (I bet once a month, and it happens based on how much water has been used), that I don't...
  8. Just measured and did the diameter math: my...

    Just measured and did the diameter math: my softener (the smaller tank) is 10x48 and the neutralizer is 12x52.

    Sadly, they never left me with details as to how the system was set up. All of what...
  9. According to the sales quote I was given, what I...

    According to the sales quote I was given, what I have is a EWS20FAN (2 cubic foot) Acid Neutralizer and EWS30KM (30K grain) Metered Softener. The Neutralizer has the Fleck 2510 controller and the...
  10. Maybe I left out something in my explanation,...

    Maybe I left out something in my explanation, because I'm not quite sure I understand why you think, if it's a freezing problem, it would be inside rather than outside. I can see exactly where the...
  11. Who would be a good person to inspect that line?...

    Who would be a good person to inspect that line? Plumber or septic tank professional? I personally don't have the expertise (but will surely have learned something by the time this is over).
  12. Interesting. I'm just afraid if I flush the...

    Interesting. I'm just afraid if I flush the toilet while the backwash is spilling out, the flooding will get ridiculously worse while the toilet is flushing.

    Our septic tank definitely heats up....
  13. I haven't attempted that. The installers told me...

    I haven't attempted that. The installers told me not to run any water during the cycle. What are you thinking might happen?

    -HM
  14. Thanks so much for the reply. I almost never...

    Thanks so much for the reply. I almost never catch the softener when it's going through its cycle. I believe the installer told me it happens after a certain amount of water is used, rather than...
  15. Problem with neutralizer backwash cycle causing water overflow and spillage

    I had a neutralizer and softening system professionally installed in my basement a year ago to counter the effects of my acidic well water. The system drains into my main drainage pipes, which go out...
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