Air check valve replacement and brine float questions

Discussion in 'Water Softener Forum, problems, installation and r' started by 14kbiz, Dec 11, 2013.

  1. 14kbiz

    14kbiz New Member

    Joined:
    Jun 30, 2013
    Location:
    NJ
    Regarding the float in the brine tank, how low should it drop? I have a normal amount of brine in my tank but the float does not drop down as low as the brine level. Is this normal? I'm asking because my softener is drawing brine sporadically. I think the real problem is the air check valve and I want to replace it. What's the easiest way? What stage of the cycle should I set when replacing the valve and do I need to relieve the pressure from the softener before removing the old valve?
     
  2. mialynette2003

    mialynette2003 Member

    Joined:
    Nov 24, 2010
    Occupation:
    Owner of SWS Systems WWW.SWSSYSTEM.COM
    Location:
    Ocala, Florida
    When you first posted, I thought about the 2300 safety float assembly sucking air. The float is a safety devise to shut off the flow of water if it gets too high. It should be just below the overflow elbow on the side of the brine tank. As long as the unit is not in a regen cycle, you can replace the safety assembly. You do not have to change the entire float assembly just the 2300 assembly.
     
  3. Sponsor

    Sponsor Paid Advertisement

     
Similar Threads: check valve
Forum Title Date
Water Softener Forum, problems, installation and r Air check valve closed after regen Dec 16, 2010
Water Softener Forum, problems, installation and r Should air check valve in Autotrol 255 be full of water or air? Feb 1, 2009
Water Softener Forum, problems, installation and r Fleck 5600sxt setting check Mar 5, 2015
Water Softener Forum, problems, installation and r Aircheck ball won't float Feb 7, 2015
Water Softener Forum, problems, installation and r Please double check my math, only 30 gal/day? May 8, 2014

Share This Page