I just purchased a house withe the "United Standard" Commercial water
processor left from the previous owner. There is no manual or any
other documentation to give me a clue of how this device is working.
In general, the water processot itself is connected to the supply
line. It has a small control panel with a knob for time setting,
another knob that is surrently set to "service" and a red button. The
processor is connected through plastic tube to the huge plastic tank
(almost as big as the water heater). Opening the cover of the tank I
see some water on the bottom and a container on the side (salt?).
I imagine my description sounds silly, but how could you explain it
Can anybody give me a clue of what the system does and how should I
change or add the salt.
BTW I can't find any website for "United Standard" production. Are
they out of business for a while?
Thanks a lot in advance
That's a water softener with an amount of carbon on top of the resin and
thereby they claim it is a conditioner. The large tank is the salt or
brine tank. The little tank inside is a container to hold a resin
cleaner, probably Res-Up which is an acid and used to remove iron
fouling from the resin.
The equipment is good equipment except for the carbon which they say
never needs replacement but will anyway. They may not say never but...
they charge an awful amount of money for the equipment and have been
investigated many times for shall we say.... shoddy sales tactics. The
control valve is made by Fleck Controls International to their specs but
can be repaired by most independent dealers. The motor and meter dial is
different along with one or two other things but you could replace the
control head if needed and all those parts (can) come with one.
Keep dry (solar crystal is best) salt up out of the water in the brine
tank and don't fill the tank. Call someone to come out and test your
water so they can set the meter for your raw water quality and family
size plus check it out that it's working as it should. You more than
likely can't find any phone for them, they sell (here) strictly by
telemarketing and arm twisting to get referrals when they get their
sales contract signed. Parent co. is Water Resources International in
AZ, and you can forget the commercial part except for the amount of
money they want for one of their units. You didn't happen to find the
usually included RO unit under the kitchen sink or in the basement? They
usually 'sweeten' the multiple thousand dollar deal with one of them
and.... up to 7 years of soap and shampoo and cleaners formulated for
soft water. Really nice stuff to use but not all that expensive.
Quality Water Associates
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