Iron remover advice needed.

Discussion in 'Water Softener Forum, problems, installation and r' started by royerm, Apr 10, 2011.

  1. royerm

    royerm Member

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    Hi everyone.
    Here's my situation, I have an Iron remover from Culligan which does the job with my 4.8 PPM
    of iron with the aerator setup. I need to get the valve cleaned about once a year as it gets dirty
    and the flow really becomes a problem.
    As I told the Culligan man, I really like the guy but ate the invoice that comes with it.

    Not sure I can do the cleaning of that valve as I was watching him doing it...

    Can another valve be used on that bottle????

    Is there another valve that would be easier to maintained???? or that would not need such
    a cleaning every year????

    Regards...:confused:
  2. Akpsdvan

    Akpsdvan In the Trades

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    You could have another Culligan valve there and replace it when the time comes to change and then clean the one that came off the system.

    If it is loading up within one year or so then most likely other valves will do the same in the same time, it is the nature of the way the iron is getting removed from your system.

    How long does it take for him to clean the valve?
  3. royerm

    royerm Member

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    Good idea, Is Culligan the only source for the valve????

    I was wondering if a Fleck 5600 would do also???

    It takes him about 1/2 hour, and I wish I felt comfortable enough to do it myself,
    with the Fleck and the Operation Manual I would be more at ease.

    Thx again.
  4. Akpsdvan

    Akpsdvan In the Trades

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    If the Culligan goes onto the tank with two legs then it is only the culligan valve that will fit the tank and no other valve.
    The fleck 5600 would not be a good one for that ,,, no way of changing any of the times with in the cleaning cycle like the 2510.
  5. royerm

    royerm Member

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    is this what you mean with the two legs??????

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  6. Akpsdvan

    Akpsdvan In the Trades

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    There are the two legs, or the in and the out for that valve body and the part that screws into the tank.
    The other is that the tank has "Their threads" they are squared off not like the pipe thread that most other tanks use.

    So even if you had another valve, fleck, autotrol or clack.. it would not screw into the top of the tank like the culligan adapter that is between the valve and the tank.
  7. royerm

    royerm Member

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    Ok, so unless I change tanks I have to go with a Culligan valve right????

    Any suggestion where I can find them (valve) ?????

    What material do you suggest to be the best (beads) ...

    Thx for your patience...
  8. Akpsdvan

    Akpsdvan In the Trades

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    The media might be a single media or a mixed bed like in Watersoft iron filters.
    It might be that you can find some one selling a valve like yours and you could buy it and have it on the side taking up room and the chance of something happening to the spare valve that you have... but you spend how much per year?
    is it worth buying another valve and then what truthfully is your time worth?
    I am not saying don't get a second valve, but rather pros and cons of having the second valve.
  9. royerm

    royerm Member

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    Thank you so much Akpsdvan for all the valuable info....
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