Culligan Mark 59

Discussion in 'Water Softener Forum, problems, installation and r' started by grumpy 040, Jan 1, 2014.

  1. Gary Slusser

    Gary Slusser That's all folks!

    But neither of those are equal to what you have. Unless you get the day timer version of the 5600. And a 1.0 cuft is larger than your .7 cuft. Even the 3/4 cuft I mentioned is larger.
  2. Tom Sawyer

    Tom Sawyer In the Trades

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    Why would he want to go with a non-meteread valve? I haven't sold a non metered head in probably 5 years for softening.
  3. ditttohead

    ditttohead Water systems designer, R&D

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    Timeclock softeners arent even legal in many municipalities for residential applications. I install maybe 20-30 per year, and that is only for polishing softeners that feed steam boilers or EDI units that require less than 3 ppm hardness, and we set them to regenerate every 30 days since they are fed with an RO or a twin alternating softener dropping the hardness to below 10 ppm. Other than that, I dont see many applications that a timeclock softener would make any sense.
  4. Gary Slusser

    Gary Slusser That's all folks!

    All I know is that when I got into sizing he said; I want something that is equal to it .This is the specs.
  5. ditttohead

    ditttohead Water systems designer, R&D

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    Yup, agreed. Grumpy, as Gary said, the timeclock is what you have, but I doubt any of us would recommend it. Technology has moved way beyond the days of timeclock softeners. it is time to move forward with a larger metered unit that is highly efficient. A properly sized and designed softener will usually reduce salt and water use by 50% or more compared to the older style softeners like you currently have.
  6. grumpy 040

    grumpy 040 New Member

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    All i wanted was a unit that would take out my hardness and be reliable like the one i have now. I wasnt even considering a time clock model. I think Ill get the 32k 5600SXT with the SST60 resin. Good?
  7. ditttohead

    ditttohead Water systems designer, R&D

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    Very good, it will serve you well!
  8. grumpy 040

    grumpy 040 New Member

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    do you know if i will have to change the settings with using the SST6o resin? And do you know what to set them at?
  9. Gary Slusser

    Gary Slusser That's all folks!

    As far as I know, no online dealer programs the control valve to meet the need of each of their customers. I didn't do the programing but I emailed specific data and detailed personalized instructions to every customer. Most if not all online dealers have the equipment shipped from their supplier's location, it's drop shipping, and the suppliers do not change the programing from the manufacturers' default settings. I've never had a supplier do any programming, even as a local dealer. The dealer or installer is responsible to do the programing. From my experience many plumbers have their plumbing house do the programing and many well drillers do the same and it is generic, not specific to the customer's water or such, just based on the K of capacity they use for various sized softeners.
  10. grumpy 040

    grumpy 040 New Member

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    That was nice to do that with your customers. So Im hoping someone can be nice and answer my question.
  11. Reach4

    Reach4 Well-Known Member

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    See https://www.caitechnologies.com/images/PDFs/specs/SST60.pdf
    If you believe what the manufacturer says, I would follow the setup for a similar capacity of regular resin, but adjust C upward according to figure 5 or the table just below the graph.

    See posts such as http://www.terrylove.com/forums/showthread.php?53459-Fleck-5600-SXT-amp-hard-water

    Adjust for your own iron and hardness.

    You could go to page 3 of 8 and adjust numbers per the top graph on page 3. Post your calculations.

    I suggest you start calling it a 1 cubic foot of resin (1 cf or 1 cuft) softener.
    Last edited: Feb 9, 2014
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