The settings suggested, is for 2 ft3 of resin. If there is only 1ft3 resin in the tank, it will continue to not provide the quantity and quality of soft water you are expecting.C = 48.0 ; capacity in 1000 grains
The control valve calculates gallons based on the settings programmed. It doesn't know how much resin is within the tank, only the Capacity and Hardness settings programmed. If the Capacity or Hardness setting is incorrect, it will continue to calculate gallons remaining based on incorrect data.With hardness setting at 25, each regeneration I’m getting about close to 1700 gallons.
There are benefits and no drawbacks in installing bedding gravel in any size softener tank. One benefit is the gravel provides a barrier against resin loss into the plumbing system in the event of a compromised bottom basket.understand it is recommend use gravel for tank greater 12”.
The settings suggested, is for 2 ft3 of resin. If there is only 1ft3 resin in the tank, it will continue to not provide the quantity and quality of soft water you are expecting
The question is, how many gallons of water have been used before the hardness rises over 1 grain or before you detect hardness thru lathering or whatever metric you use?Thanks for the inputs guys, you guys are great.
To be honest, I am running out of soft water before the regeneration + water not soft enough (BF set at 28). I am basing on the memory as I recall the service guy only replace with one bag of resin, that's why I start this thread.
I have not use hardness tester, but base on how smooth of water felt.The question is, how many gallons of water have been used before the hardness rises over 1 grain or before you detect hardness thru lathering or whatever metric you use?
700 gallons? 1400 gallons? What?
Yes, I do. Thanks for the tipsSo you know where the gallons on the display started after regen. As soon as you detect the softness is below par, go read the display. Take the difference.
A Hach 5-B test is useful to measure your actual hardness coming in and to measure the residual hardness.
Hi,The total (maximum) capacity for 1ft3 resin is 32,000 grains. To regenerate all 32K capacity for 1ft3, will require 18-20 lbs salt each cycle. Your 28-minute BF setting will dissolve 21 lbs salt, and the 32-minute setting will dissolve 24 lbs salt. The additional salt in excess of 18-20 lbs, will not provide softer water but will only be wasted.
2ft3 resin will fill your 12X52 tank to approx 2/3 of the tank height, but with only 1ft3, the tank will only be filled to ~1/3 of the tank height, which will provide insufficient resin depth for hardness removal to fully occur.
Programming the controller to regenerate when it calculates 48K grains has been depleted, will not extend soft water delivery to the next subsequent regeneration as the maximum capacity for 1ft3 resin is only 32K grains, so the resin's capacity will be exhausted long before regeneration will occur.
The soft water that will be initially provided from the 32K that was regenerated, will be of low quality due to the amount of hardness leakage resulting from insufficient resin depth. Adding a further 1ft3 to the 1ft3 resin already within the tank, will increase the resin depth which will improve soft water quality, and the additional capacity from 2ft3, will provide 48K of usable capacity between regen cycles.
Although the total capacity for 2ft3 is 64K, salt efficiency will be increased by topping-up capacity when 48K has been depleted, as only 16 lbs salt will be needed (48,000 / 16lbs = 3,000 grains per lb efficiency).
Your softener's label specifies it is equipped with a 2.4 GPM DLFC (drain line flow control). To ensure sufficient resin lift and expansion during Backwash, a 2.4 GPM DLFC is usually appropriate for a 10" diameter softener, and 3.0 GPM for a 12" tank. As you are located in California where your incoming water maybe warmer than most areas, your softener may require a DLFC restrictor that exceeds 3.0 GPM depending on the water temperature.
The label indicate the injector is #0 red which is the proper size for 12" tank, but why a 2.4GPM DLFC for 12X52 tank?These injectors are each acceptable, but some require a longer BD time
#00 Injector - Violet BD=130
#0 Injector - Red BD=60 to 70
#1 Injector - White BD=60
#2 Injector - Blue
I would prefer red or white. There is a good chance you have blue, which is acceptable. If not one of those, I would say not acceptable.
Error by seller.The label indicate the injector is #0 red which is the proper size for 12" tank, but why a 2.4GPM DLFC for 12X52 tank?
This is awkward, but...
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