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  1. barlow96

    Water test results in..need help

    So I did the water with some bleach in a cup (post filter) and all I got were some very small white flakes in the water. Not sure if you can see it in the photo or not but would this be the hardness in the water??
  2. barlow96

    Water test results in..need help

    a local lab analyzed my water sample (pace analytical). All the pipes are pex The water sample was taken right from the pressure tank. I’m sure the filter is helping with the actual iron but the IRB sucks. So contact tank followed by GAC filter followed by softener?
  3. barlow96

    Water test results in..need help

    IRB...it’s one of the main issues with my water
  4. barlow96

    Water test results in..need help

    Ok. So how should I approach my water issues? Contact chlorination tank followed by water softener? Would I need a GAC filter?
  5. barlow96

    Water test results in..need help

    Yes it is electric and if I remember correctly they are probably like the size of a frosted flake cereal. There is usually around 1/2 - 3:4 gallons worth once per year
  6. barlow96

    Water test results in..need help

    Also I forgot to mention that when I drain and clean my hot water heater there is always a bunch of hard white/tan flakes at the bottom. Not sure what that means
  7. barlow96

    Water test results in..need help

    the photos were taken while at rest....yes the hardline at 38'' rises to the top during the backwash (or at least up to the second layer during backwash)..that should take care of all the figures needed...I am still looking at what options to install...I am thinking a contact tank for Chlorine...
  8. barlow96

    Water test results in..need help

    ok...so i shined a light at the tank and the level of media was at 37.5'' (photo 2) and it appeared there was some at the top as well, maybe some on the inside walls of the tank (photo 1)..when i started the backwash the media rose to the top of the tank.. the backwash GPM at 60 psi was 12.85...
  9. barlow96

    Water test results in..need help

    the raw water does not smell like rotten eggs or asphalt/oil...it has a very slight rust smell. the filter tank is almond in color and i will shine a light into it during the backwash and also get the GPM here shortly and post back.
  10. barlow96

    Water test results in..need help

    10-4. I’ll get that gpm here. Yes I do have that option but I have stopped doing that as there isn’t enough contact time to deal with the IRB.
  11. barlow96

    Water test results in..need help

    In deterring the backwash gpm, should I set my filter to backwash and determine from there?
  12. barlow96

    Water test results in..need help

    Your right I was probably thinking of manganese (which I do not have a result for). I have tried to sanitize my well in the past (as per these forums) but it doesn’t rid my well of the IRB (this is my third water test in the last 5 years and every test confirms IRB). The water sample was taken...
  13. barlow96

    Water test results in..need help

    I received my water test results: calcium 30.8 mg/l iron 0.16 mg/l magnesium 7.9 mg/l total hardness 109 mg/l TDS 180 mg/l ph 7.45 lead .00195 mg/l copper .0395 mg/l turbidity 0.60 NTU IRB 2000 CFU/Ml e coli & coliform ND Nitrate as N ND I am wondering what way i should go. I am having...
  14. barlow96

    Information overload iron and IRB in well water

    Thank you for the reply’s. I am going to get a new water test to also include manganese. I will reply when I get the results and we can go from there. Not sure if this is true but I have heard the the IRB can cause a lab result of iron lower then what is actually present? I can tell you that...
  15. barlow96

    Information overload iron and IRB in well water

    i agree about the baffle design of the tank...i guess my question is all about post chlorination. What should i go with?
  16. barlow96

    Information overload iron and IRB in well water

    i only posted the results i thought would apply...additional results: coliform and e. coli ND copper .0135 lead .00123 nitrate ND turbity .60 NTU pH (as per the test but not within hold times) 7.3 I will get another test done here soon, but let just go with these numbers for now....what would...
  17. barlow96

    Information overload iron and IRB in well water

    I forgot to mention that the water is clear out of the pressure tank so this would lead me to believe it is clear water iron...i will also get a pH reading of the water in a little bit and post back
  18. barlow96

    Information overload iron and IRB in well water

    Well i have been doing a ton of research and I'm not sure if i am more confused now or when i started. new house built in 2014 with an existing shallow well (100') constructed in 1980 (prior home which burnt down) water test in 2015: iron .0892 mg/l total hardness 99 mg/l total dissolved...
  19. barlow96

    240V baseboard heaters and programmable thermostat

    I was just going by the 10 watts per square foot rule....finished basement area will be roughly 575 sq ft, so with 4000 watts of baseboard heat would cover roughly 400-500 sq ft. Is this not correct? (also what about the BTU per zone 4 per square foot...45BTUx 575 sq ft = 25,875)? The finished...
  20. barlow96

    240V baseboard heaters and programmable thermostat

    Hello all, I would like to install (2) 2000W 240V 8.3A baseboard heaters in my about to be finished basement and about the only programmable thermostat that i could find that would handle this load (at least based on my observations) is the honeywell TH106/U. The heaters are the 94''...
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