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    Quote Originally Posted by LLigetfa View Post
    I was told you cannot go simply by the size of the tank, that some manufacturers may use the same size tank and use less media and different control valves.
    Industry standard equipment uses the same size tanks and cuft of media as a standard. Those not doing so should be considered as not being the same value and improperly sized.

    Kinda like a V8 engine usually having 8 cylinders and some manufacturer calling their engine a V8 but you count only 7 cylinders....

    Control valves are used based on the size of the resin tank, the resin tank is sized by the cuft volume of resin needed based on the K of capacity which is dictated by the salt dose and salt efficiency of the softener.
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    The resin is in the tank that has the control valve on it and the salt/brine tank... has the salt in it.
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    Ok. The resin tank appears to be about 8" wide.

    -gl

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    Somewhere on the naked tank (under any jacket) is a label; probably a clear label under clear epoxy. The model number I.E. 0948 means a 9"x48" tank and says it is a 1.0 cuft.
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    100600?

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    Then measure it from the floor up to the bottom of the control valve where it screws into the tank, and then across.
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    The resin tank is the tank under the control valve. Resin is the media that removes select contaminants and has a cleansing stage(s) that removes those contaminants. The brine tank holds the salt.

    Generally, the size of the tank will indicate the amount of media (depending on the media) that is inside.

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    The resin tank is approx. 44.5" to the valves and 28" circumference.

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    For those that may have misplaced their calculator, the diameter = circumference / PI = 9".

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    That is a 1 cu ft softener and will regenerate every 2-3 days with 7 people on that water with 0 iron. Make sure it is keeping proper time of day, if not the timer/drive motor needs replacing. If motor is bad it can be stuck in cycle. There may also be debris in the valve which can cause the piston to stick and run to drain. That system is too small capacity for your household. It may run every day if you are heavy water users.
    Timer motor and piston are about $200.
    RJ

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    WOW! $200 for a 5600 motor piston and a seal kit? He should buy online for less than half that including shipping.
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