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Old 06-30-2012, 11:51 PM   #1
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What kind of Water Softener do I have and how does it work?


We moved into a house a few years ago and a Water Softener was already installed and working. I can hear recharging every few nights at 2:00AM.

It appears that the unit is working as I have to add 3-bags of 40-lbs salt every 7-10 days. I do not know how to adjust the unit for the proper amount of water hardness and salt settings, etc.

This unit is approximately 9-years old and I have only seen the following marking on the water tank. See attached picture.
Any input is appreciated.

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You have a Fleck 5600 control head.

You can download literature here:
http://www.pentairwatertreatment.com/en-us/Products/ResidentialControlValves/Fleck+5600.htm

You will need to know the amount of resin and that can be determined by the size of the resin tank.

There should be a label on the resin tank giving the diameter and height but if not you will need to measure.

A 9X48 resin tank holds 1 cubic foot of resin
10 x 44 is 1.25 ft2
10 X 54 tank is 1.5 ft2
12 x 48 is 2 ft2.
8 x 44 is .75 ft2
Each cubic foot is a nominal 32,000 grains capacity.

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We moved into a house a few years ago and a Water Softener was already installed and working. I can hear recharging every few nights at 2:00AM.

It appears that the unit is working as I have to add 3-bags of 40-lbs salt every 7-10 days. I do not know how to adjust the unit for the proper amount of water hardness and salt settings, etc.

This unit is approximately 9-years old and I have only seen the following marking on the water tank. See attached picture.
Any input is appreciated.
Can you please resize your picture. It is way too large, and is blowing out the margins.
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You use three bags of salt a week?? That seems like way too much. I have very hard water, and my softener barely uses one bag a month.
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