Then yours needs checking. Properly running softener does not cause
water salty taste. I am very careful with Sodium intake as a kidney
x-plant patient going on 16 years(born with bad kidneys). My family does
not use salt in cooking or eating. Anyhow our drinking water comes from
RO filter system.
I've done a little research and it's supposed to be normal. I asked the
service tech and he confirmed that too. I may have over stated the
saltiness. It barely noticeable but it's there.
I use a RO system for cooking and drinking. I have a large salt-water
aquarium so I have to have RO water for it.
I've considered going to potassium but the price has gone up lately.
Lately? Don't be silly. Potassium costs plenty years ago.. The main
reason I changed to Salt pellets was cost. I since moved to using salt
I'll guess the cost difference is 5-6 dollars per bag.
Canned soup? No. Bread? Only if I make it once or twice a year. I'm
allergic to wheat/wheat flour/gluten so I can't eat the bread in the
store. Five bucks for a pre-made mix that I have to add more
ingredients to, and bake it myself, and it's only a small loaf! No
pizza, pasta, gravy, cake or cookies, no hamburgers/hot dogs on a
roll/bun, and much much more. I have to read the ingredients in
everything I buy. Corn bread, they use some corn flour and add wheat
flour, but I found one type of cornmeal from Martha White that doesn't
have wheat!!! Yeah, Martha! They put wheat flour and gluten in a hell
of a lot of stuff. I can't even eat Good n' Plenty candy, or black
(real) licorice. (No such thing as strawberry licorice! It doesn't have
LICORICE in it! Duh!) It's tricky when eating out. I am getting
better using rice flour to cook with, ahhhh, PIZZA AGAIN!!!!!!!!!!!
Pizza, pizza, pizza!!!! I'm getting faster at making the shell/crust so
I can enjoy my favorite food again. Oops! OK. Water softeners! Yep.
"They", whoever "they" are, say that drinking distilled or RO'd water
with no minerals in it is bad for you. It supposedly leaches the
minerals out of your body. (Am I right assuming RO water has no minerals?)
Yes, indeed. Many people dislike the taste of soft water, and intentionally
run hard water to the cold side of the kitchen sink. I dislike the taste of
soft water so much that I don't even want to brush my teeth with it, so I run
hard water to cold side of the bathroom sink, too.
Soft water is great for washing things (clothes, dishes, cars, or people). Not
so great for drinking. And it's really bad for watering plants. But with soft
water, your clothes and dishes will get cleaner, with less detergent, you
won't need nearly as much soap when you shower or bathe, and you won't have
nearly the effort cleaning the tub either.
Yes, kitchen cold shut off is normal. Softeners are GREAT and NECESSARY if
you have very hard water, like we do here. Without a softener you'll get
mineral build up on pipes and fixtures and your laundry hoses will last
months instead of years.
Aside from the cost to fill a pool with soft water, is that soft water
will damage the pool plaster (based on my limited readings).
Search out for the model number and locate a manual if possible.
Typically, resin should last maybe 15 years (depends). A dial motor
may go out and not run the regenerations.
I replaced my softener a few years ago. I started using Potassium,
changed to Salt pellets. Both never totally dissolved and would cake
on the bottom of the media tank. Once it was 3-4 inches think, so the
tank needed a good cleaning. I finally moved to using Salt Crystals -
they dissolve best and avoid the caking made by pellets.
You don't need to drink with softened water - you don't need all that extra
salt. Besides, it doesn't mix well with the Halpiradol that I take three
times a day.
"I don't really have a replacement career, it's a very gnawing thing."
Any advice to regenerate?
This softener is a Aquafine Aqua 1. We have no manuals, no stickers on the
tanks to show who service or who install or where purchased. I have no idea
of the volume or capacity. 20 gallons? 80 Litres maybe? There are two
adults in our house. No kids or pets. We do a lot of cooking.
It appears the timing and valve is a Fleck 4620 or 5600 gear type timer.
I'm guessing this via Google pictures. There is no information stamped or
stickered on the valve or timer itself. Nothing digital.
It appears to "trip" the regenerating process at 1 am on the days the user
selects. There's a tab behind a "clock" gear that does the "tripping" A
dial with 12 days has tabs you select which days regeneration is to occur.
I have tried the manual regeneration process and it seems to work. I'm not
sure the automatic tripping regeneration does come on or off. The clock gear
gets stuck when I advance it to 1 am. How long after 1 am does it take
these controls to go from "in serv" to "regen" OR does the program selector
dial always stay "In Serv."
Anyone with familiarity on these Fleck manual timers please offer some
advice. I'd be grateful.
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