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  1. Finally_Retired replied to the thread Requesting opinions on Watts Vortech Softners.

    I have seen softeners placed outside houses in the neighborhood, thought about that but it isn't very attractive to the wife ;-) I have...

    Jan 23, 2017 at 12:31 PM
  2. JRC3 replied to the thread Pressure tank in casing?.

    Could their be a cycle stop valve or some other type constant pressure valve located in the casing that the previous owners are talking...

    Jan 23, 2017 at 12:24 PM
  3. Reach4 replied to the thread Requesting opinions on Watts Vortech Softners.

    I wonder how it would be to put the softener in the garage and a separate brine tank outside, connected by a single plastic tube through...

    Jan 23, 2017 at 12:06 PM
  4. Finally_Retired replied to the thread Requesting opinions on Watts Vortech Softners.

    From various sites I read that if you choose a size softener larger than is normally needed that it results in less salt usage, I don't...

    Jan 23, 2017 at 11:58 AM
  5. Reach4 replied to the thread Requesting opinions on Watts Vortech Softners.

    I doubt it would use much less salt. When it comes to hardness, you want to plan on the max rather than average. For chlorinated water,...

    Jan 23, 2017 at 11:47 AM
  6. Finally_Retired attached a file to the thread Requesting opinions on Watts Vortech Softners.

    Thanks for your very quick reply. I found is a lager cabinet softener, a GE mdl GXSH40V 40,000 GRAIN WATER SOFTENER. I expect it would...

    Pinellas_Water.png Jan 23, 2017 at 11:46 AM
  7. Reach4 attached a file to the thread New to Well Water.

    This is a typical 10 GPM 1 HP pump. That is a bigger than average pump for a house. Suppose your water is 120 ft down while pumping....

    img_2.png Jan 23, 2017 at 11:41 AM
  8. Reach4 replied to the thread Softener as Iron Filter with KL?.

    The DLFC (Drain Line Flow Control) is what controls the backwash rate in a non-cabinet softener, although the controller could have...

    Jan 23, 2017 at 11:27 AM
  9. Neil64 replied to the thread New to Well Water.

    Here is what I found from 15 years ago when the well was drilled: Well depth = 270'. Initial 2 hour pump test using air at land level...

    Jan 23, 2017 at 11:25 AM
  10. Reach4 replied to the thread Requesting opinions on Watts Vortech Softners.

    Such a 1 cubic ft softener would be fine for your 2 people. It does not have the margin you think, but with visitors, just regen more...

    Jan 23, 2017 at 11:23 AM
  11. Reach4 replied to the thread Softener as Iron Filter with KL?.

    You are confident that you can make that Kenmore softener backwash at 6 GPM? I don't know what that controller could do. Unless you have...

    Jan 23, 2017 at 11:04 AM
  12. Finally_Retired posted a new thread.

    Requesting opinions on Watts Vortech Softners

    So I recently moved to Florida from Ohio, didn't need a softner in Cleveland but sure need on here. Been trying to get information by...

    Forum: Plumbing Forum, Professional & DIY Advice

    Jan 23, 2017 at 11:03 AM
  13. Gary Swart replied to the thread Topside T&P Valve.

    I don't know about all models of heaters, but my Rheem has a top mounted TP and my previous Rheem did also.

    Jan 23, 2017 at 10:59 AM
  14. Dana replied to the thread Eemax TankBuddy -- Opinions Sought.

    It's possible that the dip tube on your water heater is corroding away, giving the water heater a lower "apparent capacity". Unless you...

    Jan 23, 2017 at 10:29 AM
  15. DownTheWell attached a file to the thread I'm Starting To Get My Softener Replaced..

    just as a follow up because I hate when people don't put the resolutions to their problems on forums - Part of the problem I think I was...

    Brine tank.jpg Jan 23, 2017 at 10:16 AM
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