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  1. Treeman

    Puckorius Scaling Index????

    Oh my. My sincerest apologies. How did multiple posts occur?? I kept getting error messages. Moderators, please delete duplicate posts.
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    Puckorius Scaling Index????

    Can anyone help me understand how the Puckorius Scaling Index works? I manage evaporative cooling pads in greenhouses and am looking for solutions to reduce iron and hard water scale build up. Well water: pH 7.8, hardness 28 grains, iron 1.3ppm. Years ago I consulted Munters Company...
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  8. Treeman

    How can I get a water softener system with Clack valve and Enpress Vortech tank when local companies sell under their own brand?

    I have access through my workplace to buy materials from local jobber stores that sell to the pro trades people. That's why I suggested you find a plumber that uses that brand. Ferguson sells to the public, but their prices seem high to me and their brand offerings may not meet your needs.
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    How much flush water in regeneration cycle

    About how much water will go down the drain for a 1.5 cubic foot softener during the regeneration cycle? My workplace installed a first ever softener in our shop and I question if the dubious floor drain can handle the flush water. Thank you.
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    How can I get a water softener system with Clack valve and Enpress Vortech tank when local companies sell under their own brand?

    Don't know if this interests you. Builders Plumbing & Heating (Ann Arbor) carry Charger brand softeners (Illinois based with multiple distributors). Charger has models available with all three major brand valves (Auto-Trol, Clack, Fleck). They have "plain" tank models and turbulator models...
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    A Good Plumber Improvises

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    Clarity on efficiency needed

    My memory is hazy about this. I think you may have the "dumbed down" version of the clack ws 1 valve and/or it is set up for easier diy installation. I can't find past discussions about this and whether you can over ride the valve to get deeper into the programming. Other Clack WS 1...
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    Resin and sizing question.

    West of you, near Lansing, my iron content is just under 1ppm and rust stains will show up daily with no treatment. Consider yourself lucky to have relatively low hardness and no iron. Can't help with the resin question, but I spent 20 minutes reading threads under a search of "fine mesh...
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    Gravel Softener Bed Unnecessary??

    This newish 2022 article claims that gravel beds in residential water softeners is not necessary. .....the article doesn't show any data. Just their opinion? Comments from the pros?? Thank you.
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    Good Water Softener Seller?

    Depending how close of friend he is and type of plumber, I recommend you tiptoe carefully broaching this subject with him. In my older years, I have learned to respect the trades people and I try very hard not to take advantage of them. Imagine how it might be that "friends" come out of the...
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    Good Water Softener Seller?

    By "jobber" I mean the wholesale suppliers that are only available to the professional trades people. Not retail softener businesses. Maybe Gorman or WinSupply??
  17. Treeman

    Good Water Softener Seller?

    Do you have any professional plumber friends that might assist you buying a softener from a local jobber? In Michigan, Ferguson sells to the public. I find that Ferguson tends to be expensive and sometimes difficult to work with. Good luck with your quest.
  18. Treeman

    Rusty Water

    Ya, their marketing is a bit misleading. I see a few references to "rust" removal and scale control, but if you read their website carefully, this filter does not remove dissolved iron and hardness minerals. From their website: "Our whole home water filtration systems are easy to maintain over...
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    Filtration - DI water

    I cannot imagine any reason it would not be suitable for use washing cars. I'm no DI expert, but we rent Culligan DI tanks at my workplace greehouses for about $25 per month and they last about 5 months before change out. They have a "glow light" on the tank that tells us when they are used...
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    Settings Advice for Softener system Clack WS1 with iron/hardness

    DYI homeowner here. I have a Clack WS 1 on my softener, but it has been 4 years since I learned the programming details, so I cannot help without a bit of study. I'll just offer some generic advice to get started and hopefully an expert will come along. - If your capacity remaining is...
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