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  1. Asker123

    Whole House filter replacement frequency...

    Private Well Filter Size is 20" Length and 4.5" diameter these are called Big Blue. I have not opened the second 5 micron filter but has opened the first filter 2 times. First time, I found some iron kind of debris at bottom of filter shell and color of the filter was Rusty but second time, I...
  2. Asker123

    Whole House filter replacement frequency...

    There are two Pressure gauges mounted one on each filter but there is no pressure drop. Indeed the pressure gauge on top of second filter (5 Micron) shows 5 PSI more than the first filter ( Washable pleated 10 Micron) I do not like to Sanitize Well. We are new to Country living and with so much...
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    Whole House filter replacement frequency...

    Hi there, What should be the whole house filter changing frequency? I have a 10 micron pleated Polypropylene washable filter followed by 5 micron Polypropylene Sediment filter( non washable) before my softener. I installed these in Nov 2022 and since then I have opened the pleated filter and...
  4. Asker123

    Filter for Septic Pump

    Hi there, We are on Septic Tank and Septic field , the pump being in our basement. Septic tank pretty close to house may be 10 feet. Septic field about 100 feet We got our septic tank cleaned yesterday. Guy found that Soild side was normal but he found some sludge in Liquid side as well from...
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    Fleck 5810 Part Numbers

    Hi folks, I am trying to buy and keep some spare parts for my Fleck 5810 Valve. As the valve has been discontinued and parts might be difficult to find in future, I thought it will be good to stock on some items. Here is my list. Any comments? Anything to add or remove form these? Thanks in...
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    Using Unions for Septic Pump input and Output

    New pump is called little giant . I have bought model BE-S50 https://www.littlegiant.com/products/sump--effluent-pumps--systems/non-submersible-effluent/be-series/ The older pump is exactly same model. Just that the pump is called Monarch Industries.
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    Using Unions for Septic Pump input and Output

    Ok Thanks. I will try to talk him out of using Unions. For the Check valve being on input side, the new pump's manual says that there is an in built check valve inside the pump housing on intake side. That is why I was wondering if we can move that external check valve on the output side to...
  8. Asker123

    Using Unions for Septic Pump input and Output

    Hello, My Septic Pump takes Grey water from my Septic tank and drains into Septic field approx. every 12 hours. It runs for 7 minutes each time. It is time to change the pump. My experienced friend in plumbing is suggesting to introduce Union ( is it also called coupling?) on both input and...
  9. Asker123

    Comprehensive water test - Help building a water system

    Taking 15 GPG , 15 x 5 people x 60 Gallons per day x 7 days Regen frequency gets you 31500 Grains Capacity requirement which if we take 6lb per cubic feet salt consumption puts you to 1.5 cubic feet softener need. I dont know about Carbon filter. I let other members comment.
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    Comprehensive water test - Help building a water system

    Your total hardness in GPG is 8.3 for July sample and 15.3 for March sample. Many city water have this 8.3 level of hardness, not sure if 15.3 GPG is common hardness level for city water. They have big water treatment plants. What for you want to put the carbon filter? For Chlorine?
  11. Asker123

    Fleck 5810SXT bizarre behavior

    How does the Reserve capacity work? When all the gallons provided by the valve after Regen are consumed, valve will add 180 gallons ( in the example above) and then when all the 180 gallons are consumed , it will regen. Lets say your Regen time is 2 AM and if 20 Gallons left at that time, the...
  12. Asker123

    Fleck 5810SXT bizarre behavior

    5810 SXT has definitely something weird about it. Read my following thread. 5810 SXT once threw error 4 on me and filled my brine tank with lots and lots of water. Luckily powering down and replug fixed its settings but I had to deal with extra water...
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    *** Solved*** Troubleshooting my new 5810SXT softener. Running out of soft water too quickly?

    How much iron your softener deal with? Have you considered that? Just curious how upflow piston is different from downflow ( I got the same model downflow) My softener when new sat in my basement ( resin filled in the cylinder and sealed at the top for 10 months. It is working just fine. you...
  14. Asker123

    How much Citric Acid and how to apply?

    I have bought bulk Citric Acid and will start application from next Regen approx coming Sunday. Question - Do Phosphoric acid based cleaners like Rescare do anything differently or cleans different things from the Resin which Citric Acid will not do? I am trying to understand whether I should...
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    Fleck 5810 SXT settings help!

    I have same system Aqualux pro 2.5 cubic feet. Its doing well. Just that Fleck5810 SXT is not considered very relaiable on this forum. Mine is running for last 5 months. Just once it gave me error code 4 and filled lots of water in brine tank. It cleared out when I disconnected and connected...
  16. Asker123

    How much Citric Acid and how to apply?

    Thanks again for elaboration. My Capacity and other settings are suggested by Reach4 in the thread below. Feel free to review and suggest anything. I am all ears. https://terrylove.com/forums/index.php?threads/is-my-softener-drawing-brine-right.101894/#post-733508 About Citric Acid, I have no...
  17. Asker123

    How much Citric Acid and how to apply?

    Thanks Bannerman, Just one cup of citric acid mixed in 1 gallon of water that too for initial cleaning? By searching the forum I found folks mentioned to add couple of pounds ( I took that as 2 pounds ) every month. My PH is 7.20 I am really confused how much of Citric Acid to use. My Brine...
  18. Asker123

    How much Citric Acid and how to apply?

    Hi , I did a search but opinions are varying. My new softener (2.5 Cubic feet) was installed in Nov 2022. I have 0.12 ppm iron in raw water but by opening the Big Blue 20 sediment filter that is installed before the softener, I found that there is rust caught by the pre filter but some of this...
  19. Asker123

    Fleck 5810 Part Numbers

    Thats good to know. I am new to this and bit afraid to open the valve components. One school of thoughts is why touch something that is working but then seems like this kind of maintenance and lubrication can extend life of this valve. What Lube did you use?
  20. Asker123

    Fleck 5810 Part Numbers

    Thanks for commenting Jason Did you took the valve completely off the softener or did this disassembly while valve was on? Which part did you change? the Piston spacer kit? Any comments on brine Valve?
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