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    Default How do i set-up my clack ws1.25?

    I am in a new house with a clack ws1.25 valve, 18x33 brine tank, 10x54 mineral tank, 40k of sst=60 resin, city water @ 8 hardness. 2 people in the house. It seems to be using way to much salt?? Do I have to regenerate every 7 or 14 days? Why not every 30 days? Any down side to 30 days?
    That works out about right on my water use?

    please help and thanks........the Movie Guy

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    For good life on your resin you should regenerate at least every 8 days. With your hardness, and I assume no iron or manganese, and assuming typical water usage of 60 gal per day per person your total hardness to remove every 8 days is 2 people x 60 gal/day/person x 8 grains/gal x 8 days =9680 grains. So I suggest you set your capacity to 10,000 grains, hardness to 8 grains, day override to 8, and set your salt dose to 3 lbs per regeneration. With these settings you should use approximately 3 lbs of salt per week and have soft water.

    I should note that in theory you could use a slightly lower salt setting with SST-60 resin but the settings above should provide you with consistent soft water and reasonalbe use of salt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MOVIE GUY View Post
    I am in a new house with a clack ws1.25 valve, 18x33 brine tank, 10x54 mineral tank, 40k of sst=60 resin, city water @ 8 hardness. 2 people in the house. It seems to be using way to much salt?? Do I have to regenerate every 7 or 14 days? Why not every 30 days? Any down side to 30 days?
    That works out about right on my water use?

    please help and thanks........the Movie Guy
    A 10" x 54" is a 1.5 cuft softener, not 40K although you could program it for 40K of regenerated capacity. Doing so is going to get you very poor salt efficiency.

    And why a 1.25" control valve? You could have used 1.25" plumbing connectors on a Clack WS-1 valve.

    And you certainly didn't need to buy SST-60 resin with its serious increased price.
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