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Thread: Potasium Permagnate Filter

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    DIY Junior Member Russell Beach's Avatar
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    Default Potasium Permagnate Filter

    So I have a Green Sand filter and a water softner . I installed it about 5 years ago. The system works perfectly with one exception. The container that I put the Potasium Permagnate in overflows. ( I should probably clean it). What is the Safest way to clean this without getting purple stain all over me ?

    Thank You

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    DIY Senior Member mialynette2003's Avatar
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    I don't know if rubber gloves would work or not. I normally suffer with brown hands for a few days.

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    DIY Senior Member Chad Schloss's Avatar
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    i had one of those awhile ago. they were no fun. i can even remember getting purple water out of the tap somehow. freaked me right out

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    That's all folks! Gary Slusser's Avatar
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    The cause of the tank overflowing is usually due to the control valve not sucking the amount of water out of it that it is supposed to and then the valve adds that amount which over time causes an overflow.

    A list of normal causes; loose brine line connections, kinked/blocked/frozen drain line, blocked injector and/or inject throat, leaking brine valve.
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