The problem is I seem to go through 40# of Potassium Chloride every 4-6 weeks and I suspect the settings on my Cullilgan Medalist are off. My water use has been consistent since installation with sprinklers and drip in the summer months (17 minutes a day). My stats are this:
1 adult in house
7.5 gpg water hardness
.012 ppm iron
60 gal/day - est for next six months (Nov. - Apr.)
165 gal/day - est for warm months (May - Oct.)
For the four settings, I have:
Salt dosage (sltp) - 10
Backwash time (buu) - 10
Brine Draw/Slow Rinse Time (br) - 71 (Too high?)
Regeneration Meter Mode (Gallons) (CAPG) - has been from 60 to 240 - ** I am not sure how to determine this setting **
Based on my calculations, I want to regenerate every 45 days for the winter months but the meter mode wants gallons:
(with 10# salt)
21,000 / 7.5 = 2800/60 = 45 --> should I simply set CAPG to 280?
After initial setup up five years ago, it seemed like I was adding salt every three months, now every 1+ months. The only other factor I can think of is I have never cleaned out the salt storage tank.
Any help would be appreciated!!