New Softener Install Questions

Discussion in 'Water Softener Forum, problems, installation and r' started by Bluffdad, Mar 27, 2011.

  1. Bluffdad

    Bluffdad New Member

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    Had a 1.5 cf Watts system with a Clack WS-1 valve installed. I'm on city water, total hardness runs 12-15 grains depending on the report from the city. It's a 2 person household, about 1900 sf, with a peak flow of 12 gpm from the bath. The installer programmed it for 40K, with 9 lbs of salt usage between generations leaving it up to the meter to decide when it should regenerate.

    I'm not sure this is the best program settings based on reading other posts. Unfortunately this isn't the CS electronics (that I can tell) and although it resembles the valve in every way, the program options don't come up.

    Has anyone any suggestions to make this an efficient salt user and give me a good feeling that is is programmed at the peak settings?

    I'm up for any berating that may follow.
  2. Akpsdvan

    Akpsdvan In the Trades

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    When I am doing a 1.5 cubic I am using a capacity of 33K with the 9lbs of salt.

    I would use the 15 grains in the programing, better to be a little on the high side than short.

    I do not have on hand the link , but if you look up the Clack home page there should be a part that has different programing of the different controls and valves that are out there.. I have them downloaded, but not the site from which they came from.

    Just my 2 cents worth.
  3. Bluffdad

    Bluffdad New Member

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    Thanks for your advice. I did find the manual for the valve on their website.
  4. Bluffdad

    Bluffdad New Member

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    Another question...do you suggest programming an override so it regenerates after a certain number of days or just leave it up to the meter based on water usage?
  5. Akpsdvan

    Akpsdvan In the Trades

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    You can use it with out the day over ride for now, if down the road you are finding that there is a change in the water say every x days and there is still some gallons left, you can either lower the gallons, or then bring in the over ride and use it so that in slow times the override and then in busy times the meter....
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