Maximum time between regens with clear water iron

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  1. dfasdf45

    dfasdf45 DIY Junior Member

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    Hi,

    Is there a recomended maximum time between regens when clear water iron is present? I have 20gpg hardness with 2ppm iron.

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  2. Akpsdvan

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    How many people in the house.
    Size of unit that is in question.
     
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  4. dfasdf45

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    If it is a control working with a day clock, going every x number of days, and using 60 gallons per person per day.
    I would set the unit at every 6 days, if you are using 9-12lbs per cleaning.
    If you have it at 6-8lbs, then every 4 days.

    That is what I would be setting one of my customers at. If it was running on gallons, then 800gallons.
     
  6. dfasdf45

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    If it is a flow based control with a max days between recharges, then should I let the flow control trigger the regen with no max days between recharges?

    In other words, is it better to have a maximum number of days between recharges enabled when clear water iron is present to prevent possible long term fouling of the resin?

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    What control are we working with?
    What brand is this unit?
     
  8. Gary Slusser

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    You should be looking at a 1.5 cuft instead of a 1.0 cuft. Otherwise your salt efficiency for your 27k of regenerated capacity is not going to be very good. Plus you pick up 3 more gpm in the constant SFR.

    How many bathrooms and any large tubs or two person showers or any body sprays?
     
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    That or how many are Teenagers.

    Over the long run you are right, the 1.5 cubic has lower salt usage and will do a better flow rate.
     
  10. dfasdf45

    dfasdf45 DIY Junior Member

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    it's an ecowater control.

    currently using 70-100 gallons per day and recharging appoximatly every 8-9 days. We are well within the SFR for this unit.

    With 2ppm iron should I be using the calendar override to force a recharge sooner to help preserve the life of the resin from excessive iron oxidization?

    I intend to run a resin cleaning 2-3 times a year.

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  11. Akpsdvan

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    If you set the day override for 8 or 9 days, and still have the meter counting to take over if you have a larger number of people in the house, that should work.
    What is the water temp coming out of the well and into the house?
     
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