Remove Iron from pipes

Discussion in 'Water Softener Forum, problems, installation and r' started by waterworld, Apr 23, 2010.

  1. waterworld

    waterworld New Member

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    First of all Hello.

    I am thinking of installing a softener for my house and was wondering how to remove the iron from the inside of my PVC pipes or should I even be concerned with this?
  2. Akpsdvan

    Akpsdvan In the Trades

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    Most of the time after a softener or iron filter goes it the treated water will clean out the inside of the pipes, ie the build up will go back into the water because the water does not have the iron thus pulling the iron back into the water from the build up inside the pipes. This might take a few days or a week or two depending on the amount of iron that has been in the water and the age of the place in question.
  3. waterworld

    waterworld New Member

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    Thanks for your reply. Do you clean the pipes when installing new systems for new customers?
  4. Akpsdvan

    Akpsdvan In the Trades

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    I will use new to cut in the system from the current pipes, but the rest will stay. Now the pvc or cpvc might stay stained, but iron bleed off as the clean water starts to flow could take a few days or up to 2 weeks as reported by my customers around here.. Your case will be different, but the iron in the current lines and water heater should get less as the usage and days go by.
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