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  1. Plumbing
    Hello, We purchased a 1966 built condo recently and got a Culligan softener and RO system installed due to the extremely hard water in Morristown NJ. They installed PEX pipe work to connect everything to our existing copper pipes. After the installation we had an issue where a toilet flush or...
  2. Plumbing
    Hi. My water tastes like iron, leaves hard white scaly stuff and red stains on tubs, etc, and regularly clogs appliances (iron chunks clog sink aerators, for example). I'd like to build a plywood panel full of fun water filters :-) and seeking advice on type and order in which the filters...
  3. Plumbing
    I just bought a home that has well and septic and everything seems to be fine, but I like knowing my hardware. I have installed RO filters in the past under sinks but a well water system is a bit out of my current league (not that I cannot learn). I wanted to share some photos and need help...
  4. Plumbing
    I'm looking to install a water softener system in our house, which we bought recently. It has a filter, acid neutralizer, and UV light, so this should complete the system. We did a test recently that found our water as being fairly hard - 200 ppm and 12 grains, and we can definitely see...
  5. Plumbing
    We had a water system installed several years ago, and it did a great job. However, the iron problem we had is back. This is an Iron Boss that supposedly had much capacity to spare. I've used Iron Out and backwashed it repeatedly, but it seems it's worn out. It's been serviced, and the tech...
  6. Plumbing
    We just found out our water softener is clogged or something and has been letting all the water go down the drain. And not processing it. Not softened. Water bill over $90 for 2 people for one month. Noticed water bill rising the past 2 months. Can't figure out what to do, considering this...
  7. Plumbing
    This is on a water neutralizer tank. I have Gccgled everywhere and can't find one like it. The tank was in the home I bought that was built in the 1960's. I have repaired leaks on the intake side due to copper corrosion, but now the valve is leaking at the control handle. I was wondering...
  8. Plumbing
    We live in northwest Florida (not the panhandle) - our water compared to most Florida is actually very good - no sulfur smell etc - taste is best 'straight from the ground' water I've ever had in Florida but we have one issue - rust - we don't really have any filtration systems or anything like...
  9. Plumbing
    Should I go with a 13 year old Kinetico Model 60 for $1,000 or a New Fleck 5600 for $500? I have just purchased a home and the seller was planning on taking his Kinetico (Model 60) with him. For $1,000 he is willing to leave it with the house when he moves in a couple weeks. The Kinetico is 13...
  10. Plumbing
    We have been having an issue with our water pressure. Starts out fine eventually trickles off to a very very slow stream. Flush a toilet while a fixture is running and it falls off completely. Showers are impossible! I will attempt to attach photos to assist in understanding my set up. Well...
  11. Plumbing
    Hi all - long time reader first time poster. :) Quick background.. I'm very much a DIY'er and am competent enough to do pretty much any repair job, from homes to cars to appliances. Somehow the finer points of water softeners have managed to escape me over the years. I purchased the house I'm...
  12. Plumbing
    I'm considering installing a water softener and plan to place it in my garage near the water heater. The problem is the main supply enters the house about 30 ft away. It is 3/4" PCV, valved with vacuum breaker. Meter is on the curb. The supply line enters the exterior wall at about 1 ft...
  13. Plumbing
    I have been in my current home for 23 years and 6 months ago installed a new Whirpool water softener. This unit is almost identical to the old Kenmore unit as they both have the same control valve which is manufactured by Ecodyne. After about 4 or 5 weeks, I awoke one morning to discover the...
  14. Plumbing
    Hi! I have a Fleck 2510 64k grain water softener. I just got it installed maybe two or so months ago. So far, things have been working great with it, but I wonder how many gallons of water are wasted through the regeneration cycle? Another question is what happens during the regeneration...
  15. Plumbing
    What a nightmare. we were not using our water softener for years but did not have the bypass on. When we lost pressure and saw tons of small gelatenous gold pellets in the cistern, we called a city water guy who said it was the lining of the WS that had broken loose and gotten in the pipes...
  16. Plumbing
    Does anyone have a recommended check valve for flood proofing, water heaters and softeners and laundry appliances. I have a friend who's all in one water softener resin tank burst last week:eek: and I have the same unit
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