Fleck 5600sxt brine fill minutes

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  1. mrshanno

    mrshanno New Member

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    Hi,

    A little help would be appreciated as I'm trying to determine brine fill minutes for my system.

    I have a 1.25 cubic ft system (40000 grains) and want to use 8lbs salt setting which I believe gets me 30,000 available grains (or 31,000 grains?). What setting should the BF brine fill be on...6?

    I don't have the system yet, but am assuming the BLFC will be 0.5 gal/min.

    Thanks!
     
  2. Reach4

    Reach4 Well-Known Member

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    With a #0 Injector - Red, you would usually set the BD to 60, although 54 is probably enough. With a #00 Injector - Violet, you would set your BD to maybe 78.

    With a #1 Injector - White , I think you could get by with 42 minutes. I would prefer to not have that one.
     
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  4. mrshanno

    mrshanno New Member

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    Thanks Reach, but I was trying to get brine fill, not brine draw down time. I was thinking it should be set on 6 minutes.
     
  5. Bannerman

    Bannerman Well-Known Member

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    In a 1 cuft system, 8 lbs salt will regenerate 24,000 grains.

    24K grains X 1.25 (cuft) = 30,000 grains so your programmed capacity assumption is correct.
    8 lbs X 1.25 = 10 lbs salt required.
    Assuming your softener's BLFC is 0.5 gpm (usually specified on a label located near to the brine line connection), the BF setting will need to be 6.666 minutes. Since the allowable setting will likely be whole minutes, then 7 minutes will be needed. If the BLFC rate is another flow rate (0.125, 0.25 or 1 gpm) the BF time setting will need to be modified accordingly.
     
  6. mrshanno

    mrshanno New Member

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