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    Default Greensand System Installed... Low Pressure?

    Hey everyone, I have a question.

    I just installed a 1.5cf Greensand iron filter last night and am experiencing very low water pressure. If I bypass the system, the water pressure in the house is fantastic. Once the flow is through the Greensand filter, I can't flush the toilet and run a sink faucet at the same time.

    I have a pressure tank at the well, before the iron filter. Would it be unheard of to put another pressure tank AFTER the iron filter? Has anyone heard of a greensand filter bogging pressure down like this?

    Any help would be appreciated.
    Thanks!

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    Are you sure the potassium permanganate is being injected properly.

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    ...and, are you sure the proper amount is being injected.

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    Would that effect the pressure? To be honest, no i'm not sure. I followed the instructions that came with the filter and watched for most of the backwash process. It said to make sure it pulled in the potassium; it did draw most of the potassium permanganate but not the entire tank. That was actually going to be my next question. I JUST installed it yesterday, so i'm not too familiar with it. How much is supposed to be pulled in? Every last drop?

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    yes, not enough injected it won't remove the iron and will clog your filter. Too much is just waste.

    There is another thread I just noticed, called, Greensand Filter-frequent clogging, if you look for it, there are a few other replies, too.

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    This is a brand new system... surely it wouldn't be clogged with iron instantly? I may run another backwash tonight and see if it's any better in the morning.
    Thanks for your input.

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