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  1. WorldPeace

    "Resetting" the Resin in a Water Softener

    Thanks for the help! I ended up performing a brine draw (without the slow rinse) for 2 hours. Then, I let the resin tank sit in salt water (by skipping the slow rinse and rapid rinse cycle) overnight. In the morning, after performing a rapid rinse, the water coming out of the faucet was much...
  2. WorldPeace

    Understanding Fleck Settings

    The info you p The info you provided helped a lot. The water is much softer now. It's like night and day. This is what I did, using your suggestions. I increased the brine fill to 60. (Big mistake though. I thought the float/shut-off valve would stop the brine fill once it reached the...
  3. WorldPeace

    "Resetting" the Resin in a Water Softener

    This wasn't an old unit. I purchased and installed this unit in February. I didn't notice but right from the start, there was a leak exactly where the float was attached to the shut-off valve. I only noticed the leak about 2 months later when I noticed the water wasn't getting softened. So...
  4. WorldPeace

    "Resetting" the Resin in a Water Softener

    Smart idea. Never would have thought of testing the drain with a taste test. I'll see if I can do that later tonight. It does seem to be draining but I don't know if it's draining fast. I'll check. My injector is a #2. I haven't cleaned it yet since I'm going to wait until everyone goes...
  5. WorldPeace

    "Resetting" the Resin in a Water Softener

    Ah...I think I'm starting to get it. Yep, it's city water. What if I increase the brine fill to 60 minutes and then, increase the brine drain stage to 120? Then, the water softener would be rinsing the resin with brine water for much longer then.
  6. WorldPeace

    Understanding Fleck Settings

    Will clean the injector and screen. Thanks! I have a question about how the C/BF pairs work. If you decrease the numbers, you regenerate more frequently, right? If so, how is less salt used? If the brine drain stage is always 60 minutes, doesn't that mean that the same amount of salt is...
  7. WorldPeace

    "Resetting" the Resin in a Water Softener

    Hello, Community, I have a perplexing problem. I installed a water softener earlier this year. It worked great in the beginning. However, unbeknownst to me, there was a leak in the Brine Draw tube. So, for 2 months, the control head was never actually drawing brine from the brine tank. So...
  8. WorldPeace

    Understanding Fleck Settings

    The resin tank is 2.0 cubic ft (12’’ x 52’’). Unfortunately, my water softener malfunctioned so I'm trying to figure out how the controls work. I'm hoping I can make my water soft again. For 2 months, my water softener wasn't drawing the brine during the Brine Draw phase. So, the resin...
  9. WorldPeace

    Understanding Fleck Settings

    Reach, Settings like the safety factor and the display I think I understand. I was wondering specifically about the ones that affect the softness of the water: the capacity, the hardness, and the safety factor. It appears that these will change the amount of water that flows through the...
  10. WorldPeace

    Understanding Fleck Settings

    I was wondering what the Fleck settings ultimately do on the Fleck 5600 SXT control head. When you adjust the capacity (C), hardness (h), and safety factor (SF), does it simply change the amount of water that's softened before it starts the regeneration cycle? When I change these settings...
  11. WorldPeace

    Optimal Settings for Fleck 5600.

    Hey, Zenon, I just noticed your response. Are you sure that tank size doesn't affect salt efficiency? The literature out there is confusing. But, there is stuff that a company called Aquatell has put out and it implies that efficiency increases with the resin tank size. They explained how...
  12. WorldPeace

    Navien NPE-240A - Temperature Fluctuations

    Bannerman, thanks. I'll actually call Navien and see if they'll send a replacement check valve. I've checked out videos on YouTube like this one and it seems really easy to replace. On the other hand, Navien are really hardcore about not talking to anyone except a licensed plumber, but I'll...
  13. WorldPeace

    Navien NPE-240A - Temperature Fluctuations

    Hey, sorry for the late reply. My system didn't throw any codes at all. The burner just shuts off. I didn't feel like it was worth the time and money to figure out what was wrong. I just ended up lowering the temperature to 120 degrees. Now, the issue has disappeared since the showerhead...
  14. WorldPeace

    Effectiveness of Resin in Water Softener

    You're right. Never did a rinse at all. And, I was wondering if my water was getting hard. I thought I might just be imagining things!
  15. WorldPeace

    Effectiveness of Resin in Water Softener

    Actually, your first guess was right! It wasn't drawing any brine from the brine tank! I noticed that the water line wasn't moving. So, I stuck the brine line directly into the water and felt the line. There was water turbulence for the first time. After an hour of fiddling around with it...
  16. WorldPeace

    Effectiveness of Resin in Water Softener

    I'm putting it through a manual regeneration right now so I'll see if water is actually being added and drawn. Can you tell me when during the process the brine is supposed to be drawn from the tank? I'm midway through the BD process and I don't believe it ever drew the brine. The water...
  17. WorldPeace

    Effectiveness of Resin in Water Softener

    Hello, Everyone, I recently installed a new water softener about 2 months ago. When first installed, it worked great. The water actually felt soft (aka slippery). Dishes in the dishwasher came out sparkling. But, now, the water isn't as soft. The water doesn't feel as slippery as before...
  18. WorldPeace

    Navien NPE-240A - Temperature Fluctuations

    Thanks for the advice. I guess there is no way to fix it at the water heater? Someone on another forum mentioned that the unit probably doesn't have a way to modulate the burner's intensity. And, since the flow rate is too low, when the burner turns on with a low flow rate, the internal...
  19. WorldPeace

    Navien NPE-240A - Temperature Fluctuations

    I recently installed a Navien NPE-240A. The water temperature fluctuates 20 degrees when I take a shower. Navien currently does not have tech support for homeowners but I was able to troubleshoot and determine the source of the problem. When I have the tankless water heater set to 125 degrees...
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