WS salt dose?

Discussion in 'Plumbing Forum, Professional & DIY Advice' started by sjh, Nov 28, 2007.

  1. sjh

    sjh New Member

    Nov 12, 2007
    I know, like asking Ford or Chevy. What salt dose would you recommend for a 30K 1cu ft unit set to 15k with 16gpg hardness, (0) iron city supplied water and set to regenerate every (7) days? I have seen between 4lb and 8lb.
  2. Livin4Real

    Livin4Real New Member

    Sep 7, 2007
    Flight Operations and DIY'er
    Indianapolis, IN
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  4. Gary Slusser

    Gary Slusser That's all folks!

    Aug 31, 2004
    Wherever I park the motorhome.
    It should be 4.5 lbs with regular mesh resins but... there's more to it than picking a number.

    You are using sodium chloride and not potassium right?

    The people you bought the softener from, what settings did they tell you to use? If you have more than 1.5 bathrooms and/or more than one person in the house, a 1 cuft softener isn't going to work well because its SFR is probably too low.

    The info in paragraph 8 in that link, it has some incorrect info in it. They start out talking about salt doses and then switch into a hardness heel without calling it that and then hardness leakage but... they don't explain either fully.

    Depending on the length of the service run, the heel usually isn't a problem.
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