fleck 2510 people wheel

Hello,
Does anyone know at what grain capacity the people wheel is set for? I have a 32,000 grain capacity softener, but based on the calculations, it seems that the people wheel is set for 24,000 grain. Is there any way to change this or is it fixed and requires manual calculations for anything other than 24,000 grain?
TIA,
John
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The people dial is used to set the meter setting; the gallons used between regenerations.
The capacity of your softener is established by the volume and type of resin and then the salt dose you use. 32k of regular resin @ 9# gives you 24k. The resin volume is dependent on the size of the resin tank. If you have just bought the unit, you should have a manual that gives instructions as to how to set the meter. Or, better yet, wherever you bought it should have given you instructions based on your raw water quality and family size.
And why did you buy, assuming you didn't buy a house with this in it, a 2510 for a softener? That's a bit of overkill for a softener. Is the cycle time pin wheel set correctly for your unit? Who did you buy this from?
Gary Quality Water Associates www.qualitywaterassociates.com Gary Slusser's Bulletin Board www.qualitywaterassociates.com/phpBB2/

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wrote:

Sorry for the late reply. I've been busy. What I was given was a formula to calculate the setting. There wasn't any instructions on how to adjust the people wheel. From what I can tell (and from Fleck's instruction manual) it seems to be "fixed". Granted, I just glanced through the manual.

Because the 2510 was what was recommended to me from the place of purchase, based on the number of faucets I have in the house. My water main is a 1.25" inlet (7 faucets, 3 toilets, 3 tubs/3 showers, washing machine, and dishwasher) and 4 people, hardness is 13. I bought it from http://www.qualitywatertreatment.com with 1" inlet/outlet.
How do I determine if the cycle time pin wheel is set correctly? If need be, how do I adjust it? I bought it, but didn't look at it and had a plumber install it. I caught the plumber mucking with it, he didn't seem very familiar with the valve and asked me what should be done for setting it. He had the back open and was playing with the pins. For regeneration, the softener seems to run for about 4-5 hours. In retrospect, I probably should have bought it from someone more local instead of a few hours away. At least it would have saved the hassle of finding a knowledgeable plumber.
The only reference material I have is the 2510 Service Manual and http://www.qualitywatertreatment.com/softener_installation_guide.htm . Using the equation in this link is where I determined that the people wheel was set for 24,000 grain whereas I want it set to 32,000 grain. I don't mind the equation, but the people wheel is simpler to change as occupants in the house change over years. Using the numbers supplied in the link, if I set the wheel to 4 people, the capacity wheel doesn't equate to 1800 but rather 1200 (based on the dot indicator).
Thanks,
John
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