Results 1 to 2 of 2

Thread: Settings for Autotrol 255? Hardness? Capacity?

  1. #1
    katydid is offline Junior Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2011
    Posts
    1

    Default Settings for Autotrol 255? Hardness? Capacity?

    I'm sure this is a silly question....but.........

    Purchased a house with a Autotrol 255 Valve/460i softener. The house has been empty for nearly 8 years (seasonal home).
    We have hard water in our area but not what I call overly hard.....no real iron, but lime is an issue.

    What would you sugguest I start out with the hardness setting? The range is 1 to 99. I understand that hard water is 8.7 to 14.6 grains per gallon.......but what do I set this softener at for starters?

    After that where do I set the capacity setting? (1 to 99)
    Can someone give me a good place to start?
    I have the manual, but I'm lost at the hardness and capacity settings.

    It won't regenerate on its own, but will with the manual button. I'm assuming I need to clean the injector screen and injector.

    Kate

  2. #2
    Akpsdvan is offline Senior Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Location
    Alaska
    Posts
    125

    Default

    A water test is needed. One needs to know the hardness of the water that the unit is dealing with.
    How is it that the water has an 8.7-14.6 grain reading?
    Capacity is based on the amount of media or resin and the amount of salt that is used each time that the system regens or cleans.

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •