Fleck 5600 SXT Settings in new house

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GEWaterSoftenerDude

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Howdy,

First, thank you to all who have helped me in the past in my old house. You guys gave me some awesome settings and it worked great for the last few years.

I just bought a new house and the water was awfully hard. We used a tester and its at 24. So we went ahead and got a Fleck 5600SXT 64K. Would like nice soft water, but doesn't need to be super slick. Just want our dishes to stop getting wrecked and come out clear/clean after the dish washer.

We are a family of 4 and use about an average of 380 gallons per day as per the water bill for the last few months.

Unit: Fleck 5600SXT 64K 12" x 52" 2cuft

Initial settings are as follows:

DF - GAL
VT - dF1b
CT - Fd
NT - 1
C - 42
H - 8
RS - RC
RC - 380 gal
DO - 14
RT - 2 am
BW - 10 min
BD - 60 min
RR - 5 min
BF - 9 min
FM - p0.7

Please let me know your thoughts on this or tweaks you may recommend.
 

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You should use a Hach 5-B or similar to measure hardness. Don't use test strips.

You can also ask your water department/company, but rather than average hardness, you want the max hardness.

So suppose you got the Hach 5-B and it took 24 drops to get the color change from pink to blue. And suppose that none of your 380 gallons per day is yard watering or other use of unsoftened water. Also, confirm you have a paddlewheel, using the link below.

Then based on those suppositions, here is what I am thinking:

System info (not programmed)
salt lb/cuft = 7.5 ; A choice ( efficiency vs capacity)
BLFC = 0.5 ; Brine Refill rate GPM
cubic ft resin = 2 ; ft3 resin = (nominal grains)/32,000
Compensated hardness = 27 ; 24 + high-hardness compensation
People = 6.33333333333333 ; gallons affects reserve calc
Estimated gal/day = 380 ; 60 gal per person typical calc
Estimated days/regen = 4.49 ; Computed days including reserve

Fleck 5600SXT Settings:
DF = Gal ; Units
VT = dF1b ; Downflw/, Single Backwash, black cam
CT = Fd ; Meter Delayed regen trigger
NT = 1 ; Number of tanks
C = 46.1 ; capacity in 1000 grains
H = 27 ; Hardness-- compensate if needed
RS = rc ; rc says use gallons vs percent
RC = 380 ; Reserve capacity gallons
DO = 30 ; Day Override (28 if no iron)
RT = 2:00 ; Regen time (default 2 AM)
BW = 5 ; Backwash (minutes)
Bd = 60 ; Brine draw minutes
RR = 5 ; Rapid Rinse minutes
BF = 10 ; Brine fill minutes
FM = P0.7 ; check https://terrylove.com/forums/index.php?attachments/img_fleck5600sxt_flow-png.31592/
 

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Thank you @Reach4 for the very quick response.

Ok here is the update to your questions...

I called the water company and they are claiming it has recently been measured at 17. From their website, max is 22.

The measured amounts of water (380) were averages from when we moved in around November. No yard watering yet, but I will keep an eye on it.

It is indeed a paddlewheel.

Please let me know how this will change the above recommendations. Thank you!
 
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I would change H to 25 or maybe 24, based on the max 22.
 
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