Resin replacement mesh size

Discussion in 'Water Softener Forum, Questions and Answers' started by dirtmover, Oct 24, 2012.

  1. dirtmover

    dirtmover New Member

    Feb 16, 2007
    I've got a 13 year old GE water softener. Yeah, I know you probably all hate them but it has run flawlessly since I repaired the metering turbine 11 years ago. The softening capacity, however, is not what it once was and I'm assuming the resin may have reached the end of its life.

    I coincidentally happened across some resin locally at a great price which I snapped up but didn't realise that I was buying fine mesh and this softener has standard mesh out of the factory. Can this fine mesh resin be used in the softener or do I need a new screen and/or gravel bed?
    Last edited: Oct 24, 2012
  2. Gary Slusser

    Gary Slusser That's all folks!

    Aug 31, 2004
    Wherever I park the motorhome.
    Yes you need the parts for fine mesh or you'll end up with resin escaping the softener into your plumbing and fixtures and appliances. An expensive and hard to correct mess.
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  4. Tom Sawyer

    Tom Sawyer In the Trades

    Nov 29, 2010
    A god awful mess. That stuff gets into the dishwasher solenoid, the washing machine, ice maker, toilet fill valves. It can cost a whole lot of money to have a plumber flush that stuff from the system.
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