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    Today I have a question regarding my water softener. I'm not sure I have it set correctly. It is a 40,000 gr. single stage design with 4 stages of cycling. The issue I have surrounds the time I have each stage set for. I have tried for a few years to find information on this on the net without success. It seems the industry has a muffle on the subject. There are only two people in my home and we don't drink the water as we have an RO system. We are on a well. We use K-Lite not salt. I have 1000gals set between cycles. The unit is a Fleck 5600se single backwash. Other settings are:

    Iron 340000 units


    Backwash 16mins.
    Brine Rinse 16mins
    Rapid Rinse 18mins
    Brine Refill 11mins


    Any assistance with this would be helpful

    Thanks
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    Without knowing how much hardness and or iron you are trying to remove I can't tell you whether or not its set right
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Sawyer View Post
    Without knowing how much hardness and or iron you are trying to remove I can't tell you whether or not its set right
    Thanks for the response, I'll read you the analysis off the paper:
    results units DL method reference
    hardness by calculation 340000 ug/L 5000 EPA 200.8 rev 5.4


    Manganese not detected


    Does this help

    Brian

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