New water softener on a Well

Discussion in 'Water Softener Forum, problems, installation and r' started by chudilo, Sep 12, 2013.

  1. chudilo

    chudilo New Member

    Joined:
    Aug 13, 2013
    Location:
    Rosemount, MN
    I just had my softener replaced by a local installer.
    I have a couple of questions:

    1) The new softener uses a rebranded , Clack. The water seems a bit slimy i.e. soap is hard to wash off. It just regenerated last night for the first time and the water seemed to have gotten a tiny bit better. Should I wait a bit longer before I start messing with settings? I am pretty positive that the old softener was shot.

    2) The large, Zinc plated(galvanized), well-water tank only has a 3/4" pipe coming out out it. Is there any benefit in upgrading the pipe from the tank to the softener to a 1" pipe assuming there are a couple of "hard" connections for outside faucets between the tank and the softener. I realise that operating the outside faucets will probably effect the pressure in the house a bit less, but that is not what I am trying to accomplish. I am assuming that changing the tank outlet to a bigger one is out of the question.

    So my question is: do I have to change out the tank to one with a bigger outlet pipe to improve the pressure in the shower farthest from the softener/heater?

    Thank you.
     
    Last edited: Sep 12, 2013
  2. Tom Sawyer

    Tom Sawyer In the Trades

    Joined:
    Nov 29, 2010
    Location:
    Maine
    Anytime you can easily replace galvanized water piping you should. The insides get rusty and close in after awhile restricting water flow.
     
  3. Sponsor

    Sponsor Paid Advertisement

     
  4. chudilo

    chudilo New Member

    Joined:
    Aug 13, 2013
    Location:
    Rosemount, MN
    The piping starting at the Well Tank is copper.
     
  5. Tom Sawyer

    Tom Sawyer In the Trades

    Joined:
    Nov 29, 2010
    Location:
    Maine
    Ok sorry, misread that. If all the system is undersized it will have a negative effect on flow.
     
    Last edited: Sep 12, 2013
  6. Mikey

    Mikey Aspiring Old Fart, EE, computer & networking geek

    Joined:
    Nov 8, 2005
    Occupation:
    Consumer
    Location:
    Central Florida
    Soft water feels "slimy" to people not used to it. Soap IS hard to rinse off. On the other hand, you get clean.
     
Similar Threads: water softener
Forum Title Date
Water Softener Forum, problems, installation and r Do you need sizing help for your Water Softener? Friday at 5:25 AM
Water Softener Forum, problems, installation and r Need new water softener recommendation Jul 15, 2016
Water Softener Forum, problems, installation and r Is this water softener installed correctly? Jul 12, 2016
Water Softener Forum, problems, installation and r Water Softener Sizing and Parts Jul 7, 2016
Water Softener Forum, problems, installation and r Water Softener Help Jul 6, 2016

Share This Page