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Yeah, you're fine. There's water at the bottom of the softener all the time, you just can't see it when it's full of salt. If it's been Evan Mathis Jersey out for a while, it may take a few recharges for your water to get as soft as before, though.


posted by zsazsa at 1:07 PM on June 18, 2010


If you don't mind my Kiko Alonso Jersey piggybacking. I've never had a water softener before but we have one now. Basically a big plastic tank where you dump salt in. Do you just, like, fill it most of the way up and then refill it occaisonally? Seems weird but is that basically how it works? Does it matter what kind of salt you put in it? Is it normal for the water to leave sort of a residue when it boils away (or is that the stuff in it that makes it "hard" in the first place, mineral deposits and Authentic Jordan Matthews Jersey what not)


posted Authentic Kiko Alonso Jersey by RustyBrooks at 1:18 PM on June 18, 2010


I use the potassium pellets to keep salt out of my drinking and plant water, but it doesn't seem to be more than personal preference.


While a plumber was out Jordan Matthews Jersey doing other work on my house, he checked the water softener and told me it had too much salt. He explained that keeping it full will cause the salt/potassium in the bottom to form into a solid chunk in the bottom. Then you end up having to break it up. Since then I keep mine about 1/4 to 1/2 full. On occasion I forget and let it run out. It's that big, torpedo shaped tank inside the bigger salt tank. Your raw water constantly moved Kiko Alonso Eagles Jersey through this resin bed. The resin beads collect impurities. When the softener recharges, it floods the salt tank and creates a brine. It then flushes the brine through the resin bed, cleaning the beads of impurities.


Over time, salt will accumulate at the bottom of the tank. Some brands of salt are better than others, in our long experience. We've found that the store brands are a lot worse in this respect than is Evan Mathis Eagles Jersey the most common national brand, Morton. We've not run into the "solid puck o' salt" problem when we use Morton, and we tend to fill the tank pretty full. The store brands we've tried were pretty bad when it came to this.


posted by Thorzdad at 2:39 PM on June 18, 2010


I ran into a similar problem and called the manufacturer's phone number on the side of my water softener. A patient person there walked me through the steps to add salt and reset the salt levels. They told me I didn't have to clean it if I didn't want to, nor did Jordan Matthews Eagles Jersey I need to go through anything special before dumping in the salt. I just dumped in salt and pressed a few buttons to reset the salt level and it seems to work just fine.


posted by lbo at 4:04 PM on June 18, 2010


My friend installs water softeners and the like for a living and did ours too. His tips, only add salt when it is at least 2/3 empty to prevent the salt at Authentic Evan Mathis Jersey the bottom from clumping. Ideally you should need to add two 40 50 lbs bags each fill up. Second tip, buy the pellet salt that's been compressed into bullet like shapes. The cheaper stuff is irregular and compresses easily.


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