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Old 05-20-2009, 06:34 AM  
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So how hard is your water before softener?



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I thought we had numbers from the tests, but I do not see a sheet with test results now. The water softener lowered the calcium carbonate concentration some, but in the sales/technician's opinion, was already good enough without treatment. I see numbers from 1990 with the original owner's tests, and they had more calcium carbonate then.

I wonder how the impurities affected the softener is as I let the salt level in the brine tank drop, and the fraction of the black stuff rose. It was very nasty looking, and very opaque with only 1/4" of water!



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The latest is there has not been salty water after a recharge, but the recharging has become very loud. There is clearly cavitation in the valve assembly. I do not see any obvious tubing leaks. This makes me really want to disassemble it and see if there is any scale or bad parts I can replace.

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Your testing my memory and it ain't the best.

If it's a culligan, you might find more parts than you know what to do with. I think they put the extra parts in there to confuse people.

If your feeling mechanical, go for it. What can you lose?

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Could be as simple as a bubble in the line.....



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