That's all folks!
I didn't suggest, I used examples and asked for your salt dose lbs, which you haven't mentioned again.Right now water level is higher than Gary suggests (I do have a salt grid/platform) by a few inches due to this mess, so I'll need to get some out to get it to the right level. Any tricks here, siphon won't work. Got some soft water now, will be back on line by end of week.
Leave the water in the salt tank and use it for a regeneration. Your resin has not been fully regenerated since the air suction leaks started and it needs more salt to regenerate it. From what you say as to how high the water is you shouldn't have to unplug the control in the Brining position.
BTW, there is no way that the parts inside the compression nuts can be folded over etc.. One has a sharp end and probably an angled split in it. It goes on the brine line with the sharp/pointed end pointing toward the inside of the nut. The back end is thicker. The other part has a thicker end and it goes on the brine line so the thicker ends of both parts are butted against each other.