Replacing autotrol 1550 TC water softener valve...

A friend recently gave me a water softener with an autotrol 1550 TC valve. I would like to replace it with a metered non-electric valve if possible. The unit will be outside in AZ weather as the trunk line for the water comes into my home on the opposite side of the house from the garage. Suggestions? Also, is there a way to determine the capacity of a resin tank, there is nothing on the unit as far as sticker and such.
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Just to clarify, I want a demand regeneration valve, not one that requires "setting". Perhaps metered was the incorrect word.
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Metered and demand are one in the same.
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The only non-electric control valve that is metered and automatic is form Kinetico but... I have many control valves that are electric and have sealed covers meant for outside use. And I would suggest them over non-electric for a number of reasons in addition to the price of the control.
I can tell you the volume of resin the tank can hold if you tell me how tall the tank is and the diameter. I would also need to know what type tank; very flat and smooth plastic or plastic but stranded fiberglass.
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The unit is a 1 piece system with the resin tank enclosed in the brine tank. Because the tank is confined within the brine tank, I got as accurate of measurements as possible as it sits in the back of my truck. The tank appears to be 37 inches tall with a diameter of 11 inches. It is stranded fiberglass.
I appreciate the input on the control valve so far as the non electric. What valve do you recommend for this resin tank?
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The unit is a 1 piece system with the resin tank enclosed in the brine tank. Because the tank is confined within the brine tank, I got as accurate of measurements as possible as it sits in the back of my truck. The tank appears to be 37 inches tall with a diameter of 11 inches. It is stranded fiberglass.
I appreciate the input on the control valve so far as the non electric. What valve do you recommend for this resin tank?
Thanks again Brandon
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The Clack WS-1 and Fleck 7000 are IMO the best control valves on the market today. hey both have soft water brine refill and the 7000 has variable brining and variable reserve. The Clack WS-1 is the easiest to repair and does not need any special tools as the 2510, 5600, 9000 and 9100 valves do.And it comes apart in 5 minutes without having to remove it from the by-pass valve or resin tank for any reason. No other control valve offers that. Repair parts are the lowest cost of any control valve including big box store brands.
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