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Old 08-04-2014, 07:13 PM   #1
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We had a guy out today that sells the Iron Curtain system. Do you guys recommend that system? It's a LOT cheaper than Culligan's iron filter system. Thanks.

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It's good you ask around first before making a decision. I really don't know anything about the iron curtain system, but water treatment pro's like akpsdvan would know. Please wait for him to respond to your post. Thanks.

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Water treatment is not needed.

It's as beneficial as bottled water.

The water is treated in the plant.

I don't know what your current water distribution is but hopefully it's treated at the plant.

Don't waste your money on these garbage treatments.

Purchase a Brita and be done with it.
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Old 08-04-2014, 09:18 PM   #4
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I should have stated this above. Our new drilled well is high in Iron, and needs to be treated. It has a metallic smell and taste. It tested out at 3 ppm Iron, and 20 grains of hardness.
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Oh here we go with high iron at 3.0ppm................... would be nice if that was all that I had to deal with on average.
Normal here is 6.0ppm and goes up from there, one well that I just looked at was at 14ppm...

Now the hardness is going to make the iron look like it is more but 3 is a very good working number.

Now answer the question, the old well.... how close to the new well in numbers for iron and hardness?
How long did the old system or softener last before it started having problems?

Now if what I have found for Iron Curtain is what I think it is.... the more moving parts the more that can go BOOM.....
Simple is better.

Is there no one in your area for dealers that is not under the thumb of a corp?
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I don't know the numbers of the old well. It was a point well though, and we did not have this metallic smell and taste. The softener is working fine, it is 16 years old, and we are not replacing it.

Culligan said the hardness was 22, and Iron was 4. Guthrie and Frey said the hardness was 20, and the Iron 3. At least they're close.

Do you mean a plumber who can supply and install the Iron Curtain for us?

This is the system, and the dealer that came out yesterday(Guthrie and Frey).

http://www.guthriefreywater.com/prom...n-curtains.php

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What kind of softener are you using right now?

And NO....
What I mean is a simple system like a system that has an AIO valve on it.

The pump on the one tank can go bad and that is one problem.
then there is the iron build up in that lead tank and then the build up of iron between the two tanks and then the build up of iron in the second tank control.

Now if you would like to be cleaning that about once a year to remove or cut down on the iron build up that is fine.

Yes air is a very good way of getting iron to come out of the water for filtering, but one thing that I have seen over the years is an improvement in the way it is done.
AIO valve is all of the items in one.... the valve cycles every 3-4 days depending and pulls air in like it would brine so that when the water comes into the tank it first goes through the air and then the media. Cleaning will still have to be done but now is just in the valve or just one point that will need cleaning.

It is your money and you are free to use it as you see fit.
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We have a Culligan softener that they installed in 1998. So what specific Iron filter do you recommend? They said the Iron Curtain needs to be cleaned every 4 years. Thanks.
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Which Culligan softener are you using right now?
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It's the Culligan Estate 2. With the Iron at 3, we do need a Iron filter, correct? Both guys told me if we don't use one, the Iron in the water will ruin our softener.
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Here is some thing to try..
Make sure that the Culligan programing has the comp hardness setting at 38 or even 40 and use some iron out in between each bag of salt for a month or two and see if the iron filter is needed.
Now you might need to cycle the culligan unit twice in one day (about 5 hours from the first for the second) and see how it does.
Sounds to me more like they are more interested in selling you more equipment than seeing if the current set up will work for what you have going on.
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OK. Thanks.
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Just let us know how it plays out.
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I'm waiting for our plumber to call me back to see what he recommends also.
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Today we had the Iron Curtain system installed, and we kept our Culligan softener. BUT now the softener is leaking. WTF?

How do you suggest we approach this problem with the CO. that installed the Iron Curtain? It was not leaking before they were here. Thanks.

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