The tank standing away from the wall is not an issue in my home because of the large sized garage (three cars) and with the configuration of the door to the house, it sits nicely in the corner near the water heater. I could have bought the vertical connections to the Fleck, but I didn't because A) I am furgal and they are not necessary and B) I just see them as another leak point.
My immediate question is on the programming. I THINK I understand this, but just to confirm (Gary, I don't have a Clack as you indicated in you post):
1. I want to use 4 lb/CF
2. My "C" value should be set to 8 lb * 3800 = 30,400 say 31 for "C"
3. I set my BF as follows--I need to dissolve 8 LB of salt, which requires 2.5 gallons of water. With a BLFC of .25, that requires a BF setting of 10.67 or say 11.
4. My hardness is 18 from the water purveyor. I was thinking of setting to 20 to accommodate any fluctuation.
My supplier set the B2 value to Zero, should I set that to 5? Do I need to change any other settings like the RR, etc.?