ditttohead
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ditttohead

Water systems designer, R&D, Male, from Ontario California

ditttohead was last seen:
Jul 12, 2019
    1. WRJ01
      WRJ01
      I'm hoping you might give a PM recommendation for a water softener. Our well water tested at 111 mg/L for hardness and .026 mg/L for Iron, pH 6.7. Flow rate is about 6.5 and mainline is 3/4". Only two living in the house in NW Wisconsin and am having trouble finding a dealer in the area for Fleck or Clack. Have found softeners online (Amazon, etc.) but are they okay? Will be able to install myself. Thanks!
      1. WRJ01
        WRJ01
        I'm not sure if I have PM set up. Anyway, If you can help with a recommendation it would sure be appreciated.
        Jun 18, 2019
    2. Ted T
      Ted T
      Hi ditttohead - I'm planning to install a water softening and filtering system in my house but am choking on the prices being quoted by the few non-big box store dealers here in Hawaii. Best quote so far is $4K for a Fleck 5600 SXT and 1.5 cuft backwash carbon filter. That doesn't include install. Can you recommend a source on Oahu, or a reputable online source? I have a plumber to do the install. Thanks much!
    3. Master Plumber Mark
      Master Plumber Mark
    4. InvisibleMe
      InvisibleMe
      I was hoping you might have some insight into an issue I have. I have a customer who has a Fleck 5800 system to deal with iron in their water. From what I know, it has improved their water. This issue is that they wish to remodel their bathroom, and don't want to have to work to keep a white or almond tube clean. Is their a color that will hide iron better than others?
    5. drsmagic
      drsmagic
      I am looking for a referral if that is possible of a plumber who can install the fleck system. A PM will work if that is the way to do it.
      I live in Lake Forest, Orange County, CA
    6. drsmagic
      drsmagic
      Hardness of water is 17, Iron is minimum as water comes from colorado river. I live in Lake forest, CA.
    7. drsmagic
      drsmagic
      I am looking to install a softener using a plumber. Cannot decide between a GE or a Fleck 5600 or 5810 system. 2 persons in 4 bedroom 4 bath house,2500 sqft. No yard
    8. John Quinlan
      John Quinlan
      I saw you are an expert on the 5800LXT Fleck system. I am lost and could use your help. I'm trying to configure what "salt amount" and "hardness" to input. My water tested at 101 mg/L hardness and I have a 1.5 resin tank (54 inch high). When I select hardness, it only ranges 3-200. I know hardness goes much higher than that. Could that be in GPG? Any help will be much appreciated!
    9. Master Plumber Mark
      Master Plumber Mark
      I need to buy a couple more RO units from you ....

      could you please set me up with 2 of them asap??

      give me a call at 317 714 0759
    10. Vish Gajendran
      Vish Gajendran
      new home in Grand terrace. 3 bed room, 2 1/2 baths home. Mostly it is one person. We are looking for suggestions for water softener system and possible ROS for the kitchen. Also we need recommendation for a plumber to install. Thanks
      It is Municipal water
      Latest report is for 2016:
      Chloride 28.7 ppm
      Total Dissolved Solids (TDS) 382 ppm
      Total Hardness CA C03 214 ppm
      Total Alkalinity 192 ppm
    11. Vish Gajendran
      Vish Gajendran
      My son moved to a new home in Grand terrace. 3 bed room, 2 1/2 baths home. Mostly it is one person. We are looking for suggestions for water softener system and possible ROS for the kitchen. Also we need recommendation for a plumber to install. Thanks
      It is Municipal water
      Latest report is for 2016:
      Chloride 28.7 ppm
      Total Dissolved Solids (TDS) 382 ppm
      Total Hardness CA C03 214 ppm
      Total Alkalinity 192 ppm
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    13. mdavis689o
      mdavis689o
    14. KiraMax2002
      KiraMax2002
      Thank you for your help in my thread. Is there a specific online store you could recommend me to buy the fleck 5600sxt from?
    15. sidmoore
      sidmoore
      DH, we used to be your neighbor in Claremont. Great place to be, but, so is the hill ten miles out of a small Texas town where my wife and I retired to---population of the entire county is under 14,000. Nearest neighbor is over half-a-mile down the unpaved county road.
    16. ruddyone
      ruddyone
      would love to see your thoughts on my post from today. You seem to have all the info!
    17. msilver
      msilver
      Pentair 5800 LXT. I had a "friend" sell me the unit for my house and he made it sound so easy. I had a handyman install the unit, but he had no idea about how to program or even start the damned thing after installation. The manual is for people that actually know what they're doing and don't need step by step directions. I'm going crazy trying to find out information on the internet, nothing so far.
    18. ditttohead
      ditttohead
      The filter sumps on that unit arequestionable at best. I would recommend a USA made sump, the import sumps have been very problematic these past few years. I would know, we import nearly 500,000 per year, and the quality is not so good to say the least.

      I will have a USA made system available in a few weeks, the price should be similar to that price, but done with high end components. Call me in 2-3 weeks to discuss further. 951-801-9621
    19. DannyD
      DannyD
      Hi.

      I was reading up on a RO thread and you may have suggested a few good turn key residential RO systems to a fellow member. I was wondering if the brand aquapurion 5050p from us water systems is a safe unit. I don't want any leaks to occur down the road. Any suggestions? Thanks. Dan.
    20. ditttohead
      ditttohead
      Did my other message go through ok? Thanks,
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    Gender:
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    Location:
    Ontario California
    Occupation:
    Water systems designer, R&D, Technical Director
    Owner of Impact Water Products, 28 years water softening and filtration experience, including Pharaceutical, industrial, commercial, and residential.

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