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What is the best way to measure the .7 CF of resin needed in each tank?
I know I can weigh it, divide by 10 and then multiply by 7, but is there an easier way? Thanks

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worked out pretty good.. I cut the bottom off a clean, one gallon oil container that had a big neck and used a scoop. Cleaned the tanks as recommended by Andy also. Thanks for the replies. Chuck
 

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Gary, Mute or Moot point. My Kinetico O-Rings are not silicone. They are Styrene-Butadiene Rubber (SBR) O-Rings and I have always used silicone grease with no problems. Thanks.

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Andy and Gary: I want to see if I understand the issue about lubricating o rings on softeners.

Gary said silicone lubricant isn't required with a silicone o ring. Andy said it is ok to use silicone lubricant on o rings. I don't see a direct conflict between those statements--rather a different emphasis.

I know that Gary is a proponent of Clack valves so I looked at the documentation for Clack WS=1 valves to see what is said about o ring lubricants. I found the following statement in more than one place: "Do not use Vaseline, oils, or other unacceptable lubricants on o-rings. A silicone lubricant may be used on black o-rings." I found no reference to using water as a lubricant in the Clack manuals I reviewed.

So my take is that it is ok to use silicone lubricant but sometimes it may not be required. I guess the practical question that remains for me is how do I know if the o ring is a silicone o ring that doesn't require silicone lub?
 
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The only lubricant required on most o-rings used on control valves etc. today is water.


Gary, a more approprate statement from you would have been something like:

"Some people use silicone on their orings, which is fine, but I have always used water and it works for me."

and again my o-rings aren't made of silicone!

Until they rewrite my Kinetico manual I will continue to use silicone as it recommends. It makes assembly much easier. Thanks Chuck
 

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Tip: For those of you wishing to use silicone lube/sealer for any purpose, Lowes sells a reasonably sized, reasonably priced ($4+/-) container. Say, for the o-rings on a kitchen faucet spout.
 

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Silicone o-rings do not need lubrication but if you want to lubricate, water works very well.

Clack also says to not lubricate the seals. They are silicone.
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http://lib.store.yahoo.net/lib/newater/WS1INS.pdf

I did find these fairly clear and specific instructions on Clack valves. I guess I was going on this.

Andy, The link you provide is to a document prepared by the online seller of softeners--It is not, as best I can tell, a Clack document.

The quote I provided in my post above was taken from a document on the Clack website--specifically this document at page 35:

http://www.clackcorp.com/valve/Manuals/V3115-99_WS1_1.25_Drawings_and_Service_Manual.pdf
 

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I read every word in that competitor's installation guide that Andy posted.

There are many errors and omissions in it. Some errors are really bad!

I could copy/paste them but since they are a competitor, I won't. I'll just feel bad for their Clack WS-1 customers.

They have revised a guide used for Fleck to fit the Clack WS-1. The fit isn't very good.

I don't know fer sure but, IIRC, silicone and sch 80 pvc may not mix well, yet they are telling their customer to use silicone with sch 80 PVC. I do know there is no need for lubricant on the o-rings on the plumbing connectors.

Anyway, silicone o-rings do not need any lubricant but water works very well.
 

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Kinnectico is junk

Just ran into a customer that paid 2000 for the Kinnectco
unit, I not say a word... I know that some day he will regret it.
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the only reasons he went with
that unit over the 999 clack was that it did not use electricity...

the rest was all smoke and mirrors...



I am sorry for being so insensitive,
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I didn't say they did.

What's with the attitude?

Have you noticed that your other thread about Kinetico has been deleted? I suggest you lose the attitude or this one will probably be deleted too.

Your posts were also deleted. You should also lose your attitude.

All I was doing was defending your misinformation. This forum should used to help others, not to sell your products.
 
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