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    Everything you need is readily available at any plumbing/pump supply house in Danbury

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    Quote Originally Posted by craigpump View Post
    Everything you need is readily available at any plumbing/pump supply house in Danbury
    Hey craigpump,

    Thanks for your replies. Where are you located?

    I was wondering if you would give me your opinion?

    I have another thread going over at the water softener forum here if you care to chime in

    http://www.terrylove.com/forums/showthread.php?51493-sizing-new-pressure-tank-and-CSV-for-use-with-Clack-air-injector-prior-to-softner

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    Quote Originally Posted by craigpump View Post
    I think you misunderstand what I'm saying, we have seen iron build ups inside the liner on Amtrol tanks, which then reduces the drawdown capacity of the tank. The only time I have seen iron on the air side of the diaphragm is when the diaphram has failed.

    I'm not a treatment guy by any means, but he has to deal with iron issue before he puts in a new tank or eventually the same issue will occur. I have seen guys install a short 42 gallon galvanized tank before the Amtrol with a micronizer before the galvanized tank. They plumb the inlet into the middle port and take water out the top of the tank over to the tank T on the Amtrol. Their theory is that the iron will drop out in the galvanized tank which can then be drained off. I personally have never done it.

    As for tone LL, I only give back what I feel I am being given.
    craigpump,

    I'm sorry I did not read this reply in its entirety earlier.

    This seems like a relatively simple solution to keep the iron from gunking up the P tank..

    I wonder if I could use the retention/contact tank Gary Slusser was talking about http://www.apwinc.com/retention_tank.html, at this position in the componentry sequence.
    Or, possibly the Wellmate (UT-40) tank which "LLigetfa" suggested I consider.

    Both of those tanks seem to be able to be drained easily. I don't know which would work better at this location ie. restrict the flow less.

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    I know just enough about treatment to get into trouble. I can recommend a few guys here in Fairfield County that really know their stuff though

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    Quote Originally Posted by craigpump View Post
    I know just enough about treatment to get into trouble. I can recommend a few guys here in Fairfield County that really know their stuff though
    That would be great, I'd appreciate it.

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