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    Default Water softener media and resin

    Anyone happen to know a company in Canada I could buy this stuff over the counter, I need some carbon. I know I can easily buy from the US and maybe this is a long shot posting here but worth a shot.

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    Alex

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    Canada is a BIG place, and you didn't say where in all that you are... Water Group and/or R-Can should be able to help.
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    Eastern Ontario.

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    Look up Water Depot on the internet and see how far away from one of their locations you are. Or call them.
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    Thanks for your help Gary, I contacted R-Can and they put me in contact with a reseller local to me who I can purchase it from.

    Thanks
    Alex


    On a side note, I haven't removed my 8 * 44 mineral tank yet, any ideas on how much carbon is in there? Maybe 1cu/ft or less. I just want to try and figure out how much I might need to buy.

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    Should be just under one cubic foot. You will probably have to buy a cubic foot bag anyway.

    Is this a backwashable filter?

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    It is a backwash filter, runs every three days. The company I called sells them in 1cu/ft bags. So one should di it for me then.


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    Yup, but be sure to leave some freeboard up top so the carbon can fluff when it backwashes.

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    An 8 x 44 is a 3/4 cuft and Water Depot may sell it in 3/4'.
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    I'm confused -- carbon in a water softener?

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    I'll give water depot a call in the morning. I haven't picked up the carbon yet.

    The carbon is used to remove the chlorine that I inject in to the water stream to treat the iron I have in my water. Carbon will remove all the chlorine from the water.

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