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    More than likely, you can pump it with...

    More than likely, you can pump it with unrestricted pressure and get it to clear up. In other words, open up all of the valves and let the pump run with nearly no psi on the pressure gauge. That is...
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    I don't know of a softener that will handle 10ppm...

    I don't know of a softener that will handle 10ppm of iron for very long. A fine mesh softener might do it for awhile, but it would foul the resin bed pretty quickly after a few weeks or months of...
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    Sounds like a wise decision, given the fact that...

    Sounds like a wise decision, given the fact that you're new in the house and all. It was definitely better to get a better quality unit than the home depot special. Just so you know, GE sells a...
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    It's good that you went metered. That way you...

    It's good that you went metered. That way you don't run out of soft water, or use excessive salt.

    By two tanks, do you mean 2 softener resin tanks, plus a salt tank? Or one resin, and one salt...
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    Thanks for updating us. Your sediment filter is...

    Thanks for updating us. Your sediment filter is probably your major pressure constraint! Removing the small bladder tank is fine, but you should relocate the pressure switch pick up point to the...
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    Did you get the red line figured out okay? ...

    Did you get the red line figured out okay?

    It ran 4 hours to fill 2 gallons. That means that you'll probably get about 12 gallons per day production out of it.

    You are correct. After it...
  7. Good, glad it worked. Iwould recommend that you...

    Good, glad it worked. Iwould recommend that you test the amps draw to see if it is drawing too much amperage, If you have an amp meter, or can borrow one, you can test the amp draw. It just clamps...
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    The black tube comes out of the RO membrane...

    The black tube comes out of the RO membrane housing on the end that has 2 tubes on it. It comes out of the one that is off to the side- not the center one. It goes up to a drain line flow...
  9. Just to save you the trouble. I'm pretty sure...

    Just to save you the trouble. I'm pretty sure that the control box described above has a 86-108 UF 220 volt capacitor in it. If your capacitor is pretty close to that size, you should be fine...
  10. If you have already checked the wiring for...

    If you have already checked the wiring for 220-240 volts at the control box, and if you have already tightened all of your wiring... Save yourself some trouble. Replace the control box. In our...
  11. Does it only have one capacitor and a relay?

    Does it only have one capacitor and a relay?
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    Maybe it could be a bad toilet. I recently...

    Maybe it could be a bad toilet. I recently bought a new toilet for one of my bathrooms since we were remodeling. It flushed so poorly that I had to take it back and get a different brand. Some of...
  13. Does the box look like the one in the picture? ...

    Does the box look like the one in the picture? If so, what I was referring to is the 5 blades that snap in as you press the front cover on the control box.

    The loose blade on the relay, that you...
  14. I would recommend replacing the whole control...

    I would recommend replacing the whole control box. As a rule, I never replace a start cap without replacing the relay. Too many call backs later on prompted me to always replace them together. If...
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    What is the model number of the unit you bought?...

    What is the model number of the unit you bought?

    I'll need to look at the piping diagram to give you accurate answers. But, I will tell you that almost always the black tubing is the drain...
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    Shake hands... all good! Let's all move on. ...

    Shake hands... all good! Let's all move on. Remember why we're here.

    Al
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    You are right Tom. We were both wrong. I...

    You are right Tom. We were both wrong. I should've left the name calling off. I overreacted to the reddie, which seemed like a punch in the eye. I punched back as a reflex reaction. I thought...
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    The jerk part came because you had absolutely no...

    The jerk part came because you had absolutely no reason to give me a red dot because your opinion differed from mine. It completely ticked me off. Then, you comment that I should have my system...
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    If you are going to do commercial pools, you also...

    If you are going to do commercial pools, you also need an "operator license" I think the other stuff will vary from state to state. ballengerb1 gave good advice, check with your local officials.
  20. It sounds like your chlorine is extremely high...

    It sounds like your chlorine is extremely high and bleaching out your test reagents. You can check that by using half bottled water, and half pool water in your tester. Or, you may need 3/4 bottled...
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    No kidding about not understanding pressure. I...

    No kidding about not understanding pressure. I agree that 60 should seem sufficient. Except that I think a lot of homes... even big new fancy homes have plumbing issues. Therein lies the problem. ...
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    Tom, Thanks for the input. I agree that 60...

    Tom,
    Thanks for the input. I agree that 60 should be tops. I figure that is about what mine coming into the house is after softening, filtration, and headloss.

    I'm sure you know this, but many...
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    Interesting... I can count on one hand the number...

    Interesting... I can count on one hand the number of pressure switches that I have encountered set at 20/40. After nearly 20 years in the water treatment business. City water runs 80-100, regulated...
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    These are good suggestions. I would recommend...

    These are good suggestions. I would recommend renting an ozone air treatment system. It will knock out odors period. Use one that will give a "shock treatment". You can shock treat the apartment...
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    The chemical that will usually remove most iron...

    The chemical that will usually remove most iron staining is called oxalic acid. It is the active ingredient in a product called iron-out. You can pick that up at most stores. It does have some...
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    I agree that it was likely a leak in the liner...

    I agree that it was likely a leak in the liner that caused the hole underneath.

    Once you get the hole uncovered, you'll want to wash some sand down in the hole. Keep feeding sand and washing it...
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    Personally, I prefer 40/60. Your tank can handle...

    Personally, I prefer 40/60. Your tank can handle it fine, and your pipes should be able to also. Remember to set your air charge on your bladder tank to 38 if you set it at 40/60.

    My personal...
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    Every one is different. It depends on the...

    Every one is different. It depends on the corrosiveness of the water. Take apart one joint and see how bad it is. Then, you'll know about the rest of them. Sometimes, they'll disintegrate in your...
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    Wells are very regional in terms of how they are...

    Wells are very regional in terms of how they are constructed. It still sounds like the substance is bio-growth to me.

    The simplest thing is calcium hypochlorite sticks or tabs. I would suggest...
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    Wow, your plumber was cheap! This was not the...

    Wow, your plumber was cheap! This was not the municipal supply issue this time.

    But, bio-film was the issue. This is a common problem with municipal supplies on chloramine disinfection. You...
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    Sure Tom, You can always do that. I figure...

    Sure Tom,
    You can always do that. I figure right, or wrong, regardless once we put it on the net. It is public information! But, I certainly appreciate you asking. Have a good day.
    Al
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    It sounds like your municipality uses chloramines...

    It sounds like your municipality uses chloramines to disinfect the water. They can deny that this is an issue in the system if they want to, but this is an ongoing issue with every municipal supply...
  33. Question: Cleaning a pool

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    You would think it would eat the finish off. I...

    You would think it would eat the finish off. I have used boat products. But, that doesn't work under water. Putting that mineral deposit remover in a garden sprayer really bailed me out on a...
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    Interesting exchange of info. Here in central...

    Interesting exchange of info. Here in central FL, often the deep wells are artesian in the rainy season. IE, if they drill a well over 400', there are times that the water will flow out of the top...
  35. Question: Cleaning a pool

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    John, The good thing is that a fiberglass pool...

    John,
    The good thing is that a fiberglass pool is much easier to remove stains from.

    The stain is probably mineral stains, either iron, or manganese.

    To remove, you first need to check your...
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    John, Please give us some more detail. I am...

    John,
    Please give us some more detail. I am concerned about the paint sticking to silicone. If you have pictures, it may help. What did you seal with the silicone?
    Al
  37. Question: Cleaning a pool

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    What type of pool, and what type of staining?

    What type of pool, and what type of staining?
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    Both guys are right that responded. It is not...

    Both guys are right that responded. It is not really a do-it-yourselfer kind of job. It is a dangerous project working with acid. You absolutely must have the proper safety gear. Surface prep is...
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    Very different here in FL. Nearly nobody uses...

    Very different here in FL. Nearly nobody uses poly down the well. I've been in the water treatment business almost 20 years, and the only wells with poly-pipe I've even seen are on deep well...
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    It's interesting that you have a pac-fab...

    It's interesting that you have a pac-fab seperator. That is a strainer. Real basic, flush valve on the bottom. Open the valve and flush. Anything accumulated in the strainer screen will blow out...
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    What kind of pump do you have? A deep well jet,...

    What kind of pump do you have? A deep well jet, or submersible? If it is a submersible, it could be the control box. If it is submersible, and no control box. I hate to be the bearer of bad news,...
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    I think you are on track with the schedule 80...

    I think you are on track with the schedule 80 pvc. Especially at 300 feet of depth! Most of the well guys here in our area use schedule 80 pvc, with threaded ends, and threaded couplings so they...
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    Are you sure that your membrane was sized for...

    Are you sure that your membrane was sized for that system? It could be that all of the water is going to drain due to incorrect sizing. Or, you could received a bad membrane. If the membrane was...
  44. Kathy, Glad you were able to get it straightened...

    Kathy,
    Glad you were able to get it straightened out. Adding enough chlorine will always kill most biological growth. A clarifier such as power floc works well after the bio-growth is dead.
    ...
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    A couple of things to consider... first, there is...

    A couple of things to consider... first, there is always the possibility of surfacing a seeping joint by cranking up the pressure. Make sure you're going to be home for several hours just in case...
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    It is most likely air getting in the softener. ...

    It is most likely air getting in the softener. It is probably accumulating a head of air in the top of the softener. Then, when it backwashes it purges it out. This could be coming from the brine...
  47. Question: Hard Water Clog

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    Just to clarify ballengerb1's answer... if it is...

    Just to clarify ballengerb1's answer... if it is sediment, a filter will help. However, you will have to change the cartridge just as frequently as you are cleaning the aerators. However, if it is...
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    I think we found the source. I hope it is not...

    I think we found the source. I hope it is not too far under the slab. If it is they may have to cut up concrete to do it. They may have another option of inside the wall. But, obviously I'm not...
  49. Cyanuric acid is chlorine stabilizer. You...

    Cyanuric acid is chlorine stabilizer. You probably use liquid chlorine most of the time instead of dry chlorine. No big deal for now. You can take care of that after you get back under control.
    ...
  50. Question: Shallow well

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    That's normal. Run water down the pipe to wash...

    That's normal. Run water down the pipe to wash out around the bottom. Then, draw water up through the pump. Sometimes it can take a long time to stop getting sediment, until it washes out good...
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