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    Default Aquapure now installed--water is not as slippery as I expected

    Having had soft water at a relatives house, the water was quite slick.....like not being able to get all of the soap off in the shower.

    Have installed my Aquapure with Clack ws-1 cs valve (amazingly no plumbing leaks) and the water is softer but not as slick as I expected.

    Could slightly overshooting the numbers in setting the clack cause this? I have 6-7gpg and the softener is set at 11k grains and 3lbs salt. I did not change the p setting since the aquapure manual did not indicate this.

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    Where are you noticing this? In the shower? Using hot water? There could be hard water intrusion from a water heater not yet fully softened. It may take a few days before it is fully flushed out and replaced with nice, clean softened water.

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    Could be the problem. I have a recirculation pump that pull hot water down to the kitchen faucet intermittently so that it does not take as long for hot water to get there. Maybe there is significant residual unsoftened water in the tank?

    I guess I will give it a few days.

    The water should be super slick right?

    When I initially filled the tank I think I opened the valve a little too quickly. There werent any resin beads in faucets....I dont suppose they could get into the valve and bugger it up somehow?
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    How long has the system been in and runnning?

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    1.5 days (in service Sunday morning)

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    It is most likely going to take about another day or two for the pipes to fully clean up and the water heater to change over to the treated water.
    The longer the house has been on untreated the longer it takes to clean up.
    I have had customers take 1-2 days and some take up to a week to fulling clean up the pipes ..

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    You could just flush the water heater, too, but as mentioned, it will take a day or so. Let us know. If it continues on again, off again periodically, then your softener is letting hard through and should be reset. With just 6-7 grains of water, I can't imagine that a small bit of scale build up would make thje soap not lather. yes, there may be a little build up and it may wear away in time with the softened water, but the main cuplrits are hot water tanks and hard water intrusion, such as a leaking by-pass.

    To determine the difference, wash hands in only cold and only hot to see if there is a difference.

    Now what is really important is that the softener is set up correctly. IOW, if the softener runs out of capacity before it regenerates and you continuously refill the water heater with less than 100% softened water, then this problem becomes chronic. When I see iron stains in washers and showers, for example, but not toilets, it often says that the softener is occassionally letting the heater fill up with hard water. That's why someone should always check both for hardness.
    Last edited by big dripper; 10-05-2010 at 05:48 AM.

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