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    I have an old filter for which I need a new bladder for the PP regeneration tank.

    Anyone have any idea as to a source of parts? I know General Ionics has been sold a couple of times, but have no idea of a source for parts. My local source of parts is out of business.

    Paul

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    I don't know of a bladder, I do know of a mesh basket that is hung on the side of the tank that holds the PP. Any local water treatment dealer should be able to get you one or a whole new tank including one. An independent dealer would be the best choice.
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    Gary,

    I was hoping you had some experience with the General Ionics units.

    They use a "sealed" vessel which has a cup like rubber bladder in the bottom. When regenerating it pulls solution creating a vacuum which controls the amount of PP. It then pulls a limited amount of water back in at the end of the cycle.

    Do other make units use a similar process?

    Paul

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    Thanks Peter. My filter is in great shape, the problem is with the vessel which holds and meters the potassium permanganate.

    Paul

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    Can you get a model number or take a picture of it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by PEW View Post
    Gary,

    I was hoping you had some experience with the General Ionics units.

    They use a "sealed" vessel which has a cup like rubber bladder in the bottom. When regenerating it pulls solution creating a vacuum which controls the amount of PP. It then pulls a limited amount of water back in at the end of the cycle.

    Do other make units use a similar process?

    Paul
    I've never heard of a bladder. GI used Fleck 2500 control valves and possibly now Clack. The regenerated filter version 2500/2510 controls the volume of water put in the tank with the brine valve and the air check brine pickup controlled how much was taken out; which should be the same as was put in.

    Can you post a picture of your control valve face and the side the brine line attaches to?
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    Gary,

    The photos are one's I had. The system is at a summer cottage and will not be back there for a while.

    The shot on the back of the pickup is the potassium permanganate vessel. You can see around the bottom where the cup like bladder inserts. I'll have to look around, if my memory is right I kept the old one when I changed it last, which was many years ago.

    Paul
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    Gary,

    I found the remains of Gen. I., seems that the vessel I showed you was discontinued many years ago. They claim that anyones "open solution" tank will work. Can you give me any direction?

    Paul

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