Last edited by mialynette2003; 03-25-2012 at 11:26 AM.
A twin tank shoud never be used residentially??? Funny, I sell hundred a year for that application. I suppose they should not be used commercially either. Wow, the lack of real world applications and installations experience shines through sometimes. I guess the Kinetico should be fixed with Duct tape as well.
Riddle me this, size a softener for this application. I will give you the answer to make it simple. A Kinetico or 9100SXT would be the right answer but...
Real world application, not all that uncommon. Norco California, 80 Grains hardness, family of 8, regular size 2 bathroom house with 1" main line.
Reminder, a single tank system needs to maintain efficiency, so it should not regenerate any more often than every 5-8 days.
A little cheat that can be used, though its effectiveness is still up in the air, a variable brining system can also be used but these typically will regenerate with a little extra salt every time, and they will do a double salt regeneration every tenth regeneration. Efficiencies are no where near where they could be yet.
Yes I was wrong about there being 6 discs, there are 8.
I am right that the disc sets the number of gallons between regenerations. And the compensated hardness is used to determine what disc is used. If that changes more than 2-3 gpg, because of the hardness or iron changing, you need a different disc or you are going to get hardness through the softener. Kinetico used to have a float system in the salt tank that tabs or pieces were broken off to set the number of lbs of salt used, and if you needed to change the salt does you may need a new one.
The formatting doesn't read well but I can't get it any better.
Setting Capacity Efficiency Dosing Meter Disc# 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
** 2.7 pounds 12481 gr. 4622 gr./lb. 3.9 lbs./ft³ 3 6 9 11 14 17 19 22
4.0 pounds 15813 gr. 3953 gr./lb. 5.7 lbs./ft³ 4 7 11 15 18 21 25 28
4.4 pounds 16630 gr. 3780 gr./lb. 6.3 lbs./ft³ 4 8 12 16 19 23 26 30
Gallons/Regeneration: 3171 1586 1057 793 634 529 453 396
**Settings certified by NSF and or WQA *Compensated hardness in gpg = Hardness + (3 x Fe in mg/l)
***Starting new thread "Won't stop regenerating..." - please disregard this post. Excuse the confusion/difficulty - I'm obviously new to this!
Please tell me if this isn't the place for my question, and where I should post it -
Is it practical/easy to open the head and correct this? My Kinetico 2100 FOD dual tank filter won't stop regenerating. A rust film on the disk keeps me from seeing where the indicator is in the cycle. Push&Turn, I can feel minor clicks and the head switches to and from Regen and Purge but water never stops flowing water unless I bypass the filter system to cut off H2O pressure. Any help appreciated!***
Last edited by IronManganeseNE; 01-17-2013 at 12:22 PM. Reason: Newbie error, posting to the wrong thread