MacClean Iron Filter

Discussion in 'Pumps and Tanks Well Forum & Blog' started by sg703, Jan 7, 2013.

  1. sg703

    sg703 New Member

    Dec 23, 2012
    I am cleaning and refurbishing my old MacClean chem-free iron filter from the late 80's or so after some incompetent service guys messed it up. I'm nearing completion but don't know what kind of media was used in the tank. Although the last guys to change it left out the stone pebbles it normally used them for a base. The fine media looked like white sand when new. MpH Adder is no longer available. Is calcite granules the same thing? Thanks for any help. The water filter companies all wanted to install a double tank 3-4 thousand dollar setup but this MacClean filter gave us good water. This was our second one after some damage to the first one.
  2. kdo

    kdo New Member

    Feb 24, 2013
    I am in the same boat. I also have an old MacClean iron removal system and need to replace the media. Anyone know what was originally use in these systems?
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  4. tlman48

    tlman48 New Member

    Apr 7, 2013
    McClean iron filter

    Hi, I have a Maclean Iron filter 17 years old. The original media was birm with the ph+ added to get it up to 8 or so to take out both iron and manganese. I talked to the people that sold it to me the other day and they said now they do a multi media of birm filter ag and calcite and corosex in there new systems.
    Hope that helps.
  5. Gary Slusser

    Gary Slusser That's all folks!

    Aug 31, 2004
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    I suggest that posts like this should be moved to the "Softener" forum...
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