i have an autotrol 255/460i softener and my brine line will not draw any water from the brine tank, it actually slowly trickles in on the slow rinse cycle. i have been reading the other posts regarding this issue and appreciate the pointers posted there. i plan on taking it apart to see if valves 2 and 3 are have any blockage next weekend.
one thing i wanted to ask is - should I be able to buy the parts to make a brine line (between air check and the line actually in the tank)? or do these have to be ordered specifically from someone who sells softener parts?
i was thinking of getting some tubing and the 1/4" NPT connection for the air check just to see if the line would draw water from a bucket but I could not find the 1/4" plastic connector at the local hardware store. i did not check out the local home depot or lowes yet for this type of part.
if i am not describing it correctly it would be the hose connection that screws on to the air check in the below picture