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    I highly doubt that any skin problem would be caused by the resin. The system should have been properly regenerated and rinsed prior to putting it online to the house of course. The resin can have considerable "stuff" on it from the manufacturing process that is quickly rinsed away with a simple regeneration.

    Glad to hear that the resin loss wasnt too bad.

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    Anybody know of online web sites for purchasing Kinetico K5 RO filters? I want to check the prices against my installer prices. I watched him do the filter change and figured next time, it will be my turn instead of paying $75.00.

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    Another reason for hard water and iron in it in a tank type water heater is a broken glass lining allowing water to dissolve (rust) the surface or the exposed mild steel the tank is made of adding iron to the water and... hard water scale that was deposited before a water softener was installed being dissolved by the now softened water making it hard. Or there could be galvanized nipples in the inlet/outlet or drain fitting of the heater.

    Most of Kinetico equipment is proprietary and only sold by their dealers... for whatever amount they want to charge.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gary Slusser View Post
    Another reason for hard water and iron in it in a tank type water heater is a broken glass lining allowing water to dissolve (rust) the surface or the exposed mild steel the tank is made of adding iron to the water and... hard water scale that was deposited before a water softener was installed being dissolved by the now softened water making it hard. Or there could be galvanized nipples in the inlet/outlet or drain fitting of the heater.

    Most of Kinetico equipment is proprietary and only sold by their dealers... for whatever amount they want to charge.
    Gary, I totally agree with all the points you have made about the hot water heater and the iron deposts but that doesn't enter into play with this house. This house was a contractors starter house and wasn't connected up to city water until I had purchased the house in 2010. I had my softener system installed in 2011 and just changed out all my filters this last week.

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    Not true.... I see where you bought the house in 2010, the equipment was installed about Sept 2011 and in Apr 2012 you say it was installed backwards.

    Backwards doesn't allow all the hardness to be removed as correct installation does. And you are still having problems 18 months later. Counting up all that time since 2010 you would have hard water scale in the water heater and some iron from the raw water or galvanized nipples or a spot or more of broken glass lining showing up about now. It does not take any type water heater very long to scale up quite a bit when hard water is run through them.

    It's either that or the equipment is not working correctly.

    Cartridge filters don't remove hardness or ferrous (clear water) iron.
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    CAUTION, as of Nov 12 2013 all YouTube videos showing how to rebuild a Clack valve have an error in them that can cause damage.

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