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Old 04-28-2010, 07:52 PM   #1
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This past weekend I installed a Terminator system to remove the iron from our system. All went weel with the exception of the Air Injector....my initial install was:

Well --> Air Injector --> Pressure Tank/Switch --> System

My problem, the Air Injector leaks from the adjustment screw. This happened when I turned the water on immediately. I contacted the folks I purchased the unit from and they said it was because pressure was being lost in the system and/or the check valve was bad.

The whole Tee package was brand new, so I figured the check valve was good. I then moved the configuration around slightly...

Well --> Check Valve --> Air Injector --> Pressure Tank/Switch --> System

Thing still leaks, so I put a bypass in for now...

1. Could the Air injector be clogged?
2. Do I really need the air injector?
3. Any advice on a fix?

Thanks!

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Old 04-28-2010, 08:34 PM   #2
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This past weekend I installed a Terminator system to remove the iron from our system. All went weel with the exception of the Air Injector....my initial install was:

Well --> Air Injector --> Pressure Tank/Switch --> System

My problem, the Air Injector leaks from the adjustment screw. This happened when I turned the water on immediately. I contacted the folks I purchased the unit from and they said it was because pressure was being lost in the system and/or the check valve was bad.

The whole Tee package was brand new, so I figured the check valve was good. I then moved the configuration around slightly...

Well --> Check Valve --> Air Injector --> Pressure Tank/Switch --> System

Thing still leaks, so I put a bypass in for now...

1. Could the Air injector be clogged?
2. Do I really need the air injector?
3. Any advice on a fix?

Thanks!
To do what you are trying to do you will need the Air injector.

I am going on the idea that you have it in correct,, in in and out out.

Is it leaking from the screw that is in the middle of the brass nut? or the other side, the white plastic?
White plastic check the arrow to make sure that it is going to the gray body...

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Old 04-29-2010, 06:10 AM   #3
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The flow is correct and the brass screw is on top and that is where the water comes from. Thanks!
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Old 04-29-2010, 11:16 AM   #4
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It may be bad or have a piece of dirt in it. The folks you bought it from should be able to help you figure it out and tell you how to clean it out of inspect it, or replace it for you.
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Old 04-29-2010, 08:32 PM   #5
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Ditto. Manufacturers defect or a bit of crap in there. Pull it, see if it's got some crap stuck in there. If not, replace it.
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Old 05-01-2010, 09:31 PM   #6
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So I took it apart and it was as clean as can be. The leak is not coming out the brass screw, but the grey round plastic part that the brass screw goes into. I am trying to find an assembly of the air injector to ensure I am not missing an o-ring.
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Old 05-02-2010, 06:44 PM   #7
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Why screw with it? Change it out
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Old 05-03-2010, 09:49 AM   #8
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Cause it's brand new and the company I bought it from is being...whacky. They claim I don't have enough pressure in the system and is why it is leaking. I have a bypass so it's not critical but obviously I am not getting the full operation of the system. I am waiting to hear back from the company today and then go from there.
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Old 05-03-2010, 02:15 PM   #9
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Sounds like you're getting the run around. Sorry
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Old 05-04-2010, 10:45 AM   #10
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What pressure range are you running the pump at?

Who did you buy from, post their name so you can help others.
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Old 12-01-2010, 10:02 PM   #11
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GOSH ! I know this is way late,. but just joined today/tonight and I'm sure you already got your micronizer fixed... I had taken mine out of the system I have and went to cleaning it today and found out that , first, one must loosen the gray plastic cover that houses the brass screw adjustment. This gray cover seats itself on a gasket that is on the brass screw unit. I believe all that you needed to have done when you were having your leak was to have hand tightened , clockwise, the gray outer housing of the brass screw unit .
Would love to know if that's how it all ended up.
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