level is more apparent. I filled the tank 3 days ago with 250 lbs of salt.
Today the salt covers the first 25 inches in height of the 14" x 24" Oval
tank (was several inches higher with salt 2 days ago). The clear water is
above this level, so there is 5 inches of clear water above all the salt
pellets. This is more water than last night, giving me the perception that
the water is super saturated with salt and using way too much salt in the
regeneration. Bottom line, something is causing consumption of 300 pounds
of salt in a single month.
cylinder? Or somewhere else? My perception is the brine solution would be
opaque white because of the salt and not clear, is this right?
On Sun, 20 Mar 2005 16:06:58 GMT, "1_Patriotic_Guy"
I had a similar problem although the brine tank actually overflowed
before I noticed what was going on. I called Culligan who sent
someone out. What he did while I wasn't here, I'm not sure, but it
didn't keep the level from rising, so I called again. They sent out a
different guy who appeared to know what he was doing. He replaced the
main valve slider (which didn't slide very easily), showing me some
o-rings that were obviously defective. He also reset the salt usage
which he said was way out of whack. He said the float valve had
nothing to do with it as it was only a "safety" device and it had not
stopped the excess flow into the brine tank because the flow was too
slow and wouldn't force the valve to shut tightly.
Now it works fine, although the hot water tank is still full of hard
water from when I had the softener on bypass. I haven't received a
bill yet, but am expecting a big one for a service call, an hours work
and some parts.
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