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Re: Water Softener Problems

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Posted by jeff on August 23, 2008 at 21:39:27:

In Reply to: Water Softener Problems posted by Maarten Kenter on August 21, 2008 at 09:48:23:

: Hello folks.

: We have a water softener at our hospital that provides soft water to an ultrasonic equipment washer. The installation is only about a year old and the 11 gallon heated tank on the washer has a buildup of a good 1/2" on the bottom and 1/4" on the sides. After investigating I found that the equipment has used about 5000 gallons over the year or about 100 gallons per week. Can low or occasional flow (15 gallons at a time, once a day) be the cause of poor softening?

: Any thoughts?

: Maarten Kenter
: Woodstock General Hospital
: Woodstock Ontario Canada

Scale should not be here regardless of the type of sofener you have.
The short list to check would be: Check for the right resen bed, check depth while you are there. Check the flow rate of the back wash. Chek to see if you are not in continuos flush mode. Very important check the temperarture, hot is bad, cold is good.

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