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Thread: Kinetico Mach 2060s - Water used during regen?

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    fordiesel69 is offline Junior Member
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    Default Kinetico Mach 2060s - Water used during regen?

    I would like to install this used softener into our house but am unsure of how many gallons it uses during a regen and also how many useable gallons it can pass before a regen initiates. Can someone help me find this info?

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    What are you water test results in hardness and iron, at least? What # disc in the top of the valve? Also, you will need to understand the salt dosage adjust in the tube of the brine tank.

    get us the testy results first.
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    System is in another house of ours and has the #4 disc.

    I do not have a water meter and want to just know the gallons to see if the well can handle it. I can only run water for about 45 minutes before it goes dry. Then it needs a 2 hr rest to come back. I did not want to install the softener without knowing.

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    It uses 35 gallons. When you say 45 minutes, I am not sure how you are figuring that. Is that 45 minutes at any flow rate? Or using water at full blast?

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    From a garden hose. If I wash all my cars which takes 45 min, it will go dry.

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    Then you should have no problem, but it is essential that you know your water conditions and the softener may need to be re-adjusted to match those conditions.

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    I will try to borrow a TDS meter, but what else can I find on my own. Around here it is expensive to get an analysis done.

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    A TDS meter will do little to determine the softener's settings. You need to measure hardness and iron content. TDS is often used for drinking water quality.

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