green sand filter

Discussion in 'Water Softener Forum, problems, installation and r' started by B Skipper, Mar 1, 2010.

  1. B Skipper

    B Skipper New Member

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    I have read how to put 4 cups of bleach in a softner once a year to clean it up, is there anything you need to do to a green sand filter?
  2. Akpsdvan

    Akpsdvan In the Trades

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    You are using Potassium Permanganate on the cleaning cycles?
  3. B Skipper

    B Skipper New Member

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    Yes , just was wondering about anything else that I have been missing. This trade seems to be full of tricks you can do to make things better
  4. Akpsdvan

    Akpsdvan In the Trades

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    flow rate , flow rate.
    Green sand units need flow rate to work right.
    What control is on top of the green sand tank? that 10x54 media tank?
  5. Gary Slusser

    Gary Slusser That's all folks!

    That is way too much chlorine, a 1/4 cup is usually more than needed and should be done only when needed. Chlorine damages resin but why the subject about a greensand filter and then only a question about a softener? Do not mix potassium permanganate with chlorine.
  6. B Skipper

    B Skipper New Member

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    No, was just wondering if I needed to do anything else to keep the green sand filter at its peak
  7. B Skipper

    B Skipper New Member

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    I believe it is a fleck 1500 valve
  8. Akpsdvan

    Akpsdvan In the Trades

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    That is a great valve for green sand....
    Manual or timer in front?
    Manual , just stay on the same time frames for backwashing, draw of chem.. rinse.. that kind of thing.
    Photos?

    There most likely will be a time that a rebuild is needed on that valve and that is some thing that you can do your self with the book and the parts.
    Last edited: Mar 2, 2010
  9. rkhanso

    rkhanso Member

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    I just installed a greensand filter.
    The only maintenance I was advised to do is once per year.
    • dump the potassium tank water into a large bucket
    • take the foam/filter thing out
    • clean everything really good, getting the muck out
    • put the foam filter thing back in
    • pour the purple water back in
    I can't say if that's correct or not, just what I was told (as far as I remember, anyway)
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