iron

  1. BarryChapman

    Kinetico Water Softener unit has rust accumulation?

    Hi all - I am new here and found this site through google, as I am not having much luck getting answers. I have a kinetico water softener system and we were having some pressure problems in outside hoses. I called the company that installed it, and the installers came out and said that the...
  2. Chucky5150

    Iron and Arsenic 3 and 5

    Currently using 20+ year old Culligan AIO filter for the iron removal (some sulfur, not sure on the amount just remember it being noted on some paperwork). It is past the end of it's life and I'm sure it'll die while I'm working out of town for 6+ weeks. Just like the pressure switch on the pump...
  3. Cyahr

    Filter for sprinkler system

    I have the problem of my sprinkler heads getting clogged up with a reddish/orange sediment that looks like sand. I’m assuming it’s iron/rust. My question is, I have a old pool filter on the side of my house. The exact model is the Hayward C900. Would that work for filtering the water going...
  4. OurlittleFarm

    Looking for Input on water strategy

    Hey all, thanks for such a cool forum, and extra thanks for taking a look at my question! I have got a well in the Cleveland Area in a house we just purchased. Some facts: * We have 4 little girls, and 6 of us total * The previous owner ran a well drilling company, and died about a decade...
  5. Vanste777

    Fleck Softener?

    I'm on well water with 24 GPG hardness + 2 GPG for .5PPM iron. We're a family of 5 averaging 400 gallons per day. Correct me if I'm wrong, but my math is coming out to roughly 73,000 grains. 26 GPG x 400 = 10,400 x 7 = 72,800 GPG. At 65% efficiency I would need a 112,000 GPG unit. I was...
  6. Chucky5150

    Culligan Iron Cleer setup.

    Lets see if I can get all the info in the first post. Hopefully I don't get sidetracked. Source: Private well Iron: 4.51 mg/L Manganese: 0.319 mg/L Arsenic 0.050 mg/L Hardness 193 mg/L (11ish Grains) Light H2S (enough to smell, not drive you out of the house) Family of 4 30 year old Culligan...
  7. J.A.R.V.I.S.

    What size softener and iron filter?

    Household info: •3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms. However, we plan to add 2 more bedrooms and 1 more bath in the next couple years. •6 people (4 kids/babies) •Well pump flow rate: 21 gpm •Hardness: 241.43 mg/L •Iron: 0.90 mg/L •Manganese: 27.1 mg/L •pH: 7.92 •Sulfate: 11.78 mg/L I got a full water test...
  8. J.A.R.V.I.S.

    Water Softener & Iron Filter Drain Lines - To Sump or Septic?

    The systems will be installed in a "closet" with the pressure tank. There are no floor drains nearby but the sump pit is about 15' away. There's also a bathroom directly overhead on the floor above. I searched here and the advice seems 50/50. It could be good or bad for the septic system, and...
  9. tecman

    KL filter water color varies from clear to brown

    I have a well water system with H2O2 injection and a 12” KL filter with Clack WS1 valve. I believe we have some IRB because the toilet tanks got orange slime when there was no iron filter. The current issue is that the iron after the KL is all over the place. Sometimes the water out of the KL...
  10. Geri

    New Well w/ Pump & In-Well Pressure Tank spews Silt & Iron

    July 4th, 2021 We just had our new well re-dug to go deeper because at 140 ft with 20 gpm we were seeing very heavy silt in water and getting worse. Our well driller decided to drill deeper. We went another 99 feet on July 1st. We went thru silt, rock/pebbles, 5 layers of clay, wood, gravel and...
  11. eshank61

    Fleck 9100 decisions

    Hi, I believe I have a Fleck 9100 (non-digital) that got stuck in regeneration last night. Valve head has probably needed rebuilt for 18 months +. It is 15+ years old. I will try to add some photos. I also realize I won't have the water test you will ask for. This is on a well in a 100 y/0...
  12. Ĝan Ŭesli Starling

    Ozone Injection Generators: Preferred makes & models?

    If I decide to go with a Katalox Lite iron-reduction system, I then must choose an ozone-generating unit. Not just AIO, but AIO3, owing to iron bacteria. I understand as follows, that: A) the UV variety have lower output but are less picky about low humidity; and also B) the electrical discharge...
  13. Ĝan Ŭesli Starling

    Iron Ochre Bacteria

    PRE-INFORMATION My well is 42 feet through sand until clay with a 20 drop. The first second's worth of water coming out any faucet (that portion trapped above the valve and exposed to air) has an odor. Beyond that first second, it does not. Water from the bathtub faucet comes out clear to...
  14. Nate Schwartz

    High Iron and maybe Arsenic well water treatment

    Hi all! Thank you so much for this amazing forum. The wealth of knowledge here is incredible and greatly appreciated. I hope you can help me with a little guidance on water treatment at a recently purchased home. The house came with an owned Culligan water softener and Super S system...
  15. Dcoop

    Serious Water Trouble

    Hello, My wife and I moved into a house 3 years ago with bad water. We invested in a higher end Kinnetico system thinking we should nip it in the bud, but our water never really improved to the point we wanted it to. This spring after much frustration with the company that sold us that...
  16. David Schmidt

    Iron Removal by Water Softener (low hardness)

    Hello, everyone. My wife and I will be ready to move into our new home in a few months. The water analysis for our well shows the following concentrations: TDS 610 ppm Conductivity 970 uS/cm Iron 1.67 ppm Hardness 7.33 ppm as CaCO3 (0.43 gpg) Calcium 2.22 ppm Magnesium 0.432 ppm Manganese...
  17. beckadawn

    Help With Water Softening System/Filter Set-up

    I am set to close on a house the end of this month but the well water is creating a bit of a problem and I'm trying to figure out how much it will cost and how to remedy it. I'm also interested in brand suggestions. TDS: 850ppm Hardness: 31 gpg Iron: .8 ppm Manganese: 0 pH: 5.6...
  18. J. Walter Weatherman

    Fleck 5600SXT Programming Advice

    Hi all, I recently had a Fleck 5600SXT 48k unit installed. The system is currently being used to clean up well water, which contains a small amount of iron / manganese. I am familiar with the concept of salt efficiency, and considerations related to iron, resin and regular backwash, but am...
  19. Old Barn

    Updating home water treatment on well

    We are dealing with high hardness and iron / manganese well water and a sulfur smell at both the cold and hot taps. In high flow conditions (filling tub or upstairs shower) black sediment comes from the hot water heater. Degree of smell seems to change with the seasons (especially at cold...
  20. Krishna Boppana

    Sediment Filter Check - Is it Doing its Job?

    Hi - I am paying a bit more attention to my well water system now after I got hit with replacing the Radon pump. The pump is about 8+ years old. It collected a lot of iron over the years. I have a sediment filter, softener. I use a 30-micron sediment filter. My guess is there is suspended iron...
Top
Hey, wait a minute.

This is awkward, but...

It looks like you're using an ad blocker. We get it, but (1) terrylove.com can't live without ads, and (2) ad blockers can cause issues with videos and comments. If you'd like to support the site, please allow ads.

If any particular ad is your REASON for blocking ads, please let us know. We might be able to do something about it. Thanks.
I've Disabled AdBlock    No Thanks