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Thread: Low flow from Clack WS1 water softener

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    Tom Sawyer, what would you recommend for a carbon filter?

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    I would go with GAC. There are several models available online.
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    I had a good day. I replaced my resin with 10% cross linked resin and installed a new Clack piston and stack. My water is flowing full blast again like I remember and the brining issue has gone away. Success!! I didn't have time to install a GAC filter but I'll be doing that soon. I am impressed I could unscrew the by-pass valve while on by-pass and pull the softener away for the switch out while my house still had running water. Not a drop leaked by. I learned not to refill the resin in the driveway with the wind

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    Congrats on the repair. Low or no flow is caused by bad resin 90% of the time. I sent you a PM re: the GAC filter.

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    I'm having problems with my 4 year old Clack WS1 water softener. My outside garden faucets work fine but going through my softener

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    In hindsight, I should have known the signs. I started suspecting my flow rate through the house was going down even though my dedicated lawn water was fine. Then I noticed my soft water ran out way too quick. My stack and piston change out was to remedy the brine tank not emptying when it should and in fact the brine level was rising.

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    Well at least you have a Clack valve head so rebuilding is pretty darn easy yes?
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    I fully appreciate the engineer who came up with this design. My hats off to him.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Sawyer View Post
    Yep but.....the chlorine has killed all those bugs before the water gets to your house so you can safely eliminate it.
    Those bugs can go dormant and can come back to life in the absence of chlorine.

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