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?
The people dial is used to set the meter setting; the gallons used between
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?
Quality Water Associates
Gary Slusser's Bulletin Board www.qualitywaterassociates.com/phpBB2/
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"
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
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
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