What You Need To Know About A Fleck Water Softener Installation
When you purchase a Fleck Water Softener, the system will come with installation instructions and a guide to make the process as easy as possible. Before you start with your Fleck Water Softener installation (such as a Fleck 5600sxt which has some of the best overall Fleck water softener reviews), you should have some basic plumbing skills. If you are not sure of your capabilities after reading over the instructions, rather hire a certified and qualified plumber.
You should also read over the Fleck water softener parts list to ensure every component is accounted for. Each component should also be in working condition before you schedule a plumber.
Your water supply and the location for your installation needs to match up these requirements:
- 20-90 PSI (1.38 to 6.20BAR)
- The system must have protection from freezing
- 1.1-43.3°C (34-110°F)
- Level and firm surface AFTER the pressure-tank
- A 1.5-inch standpipe, outside drain, or sump pit. The drain line will be pressurized which means you can run it vertically when necessary.
- 120V, 3-prong outlet within 1.5m (5ft.) of your control-head along with access to constant power. (An extension cord is NOT recommended).
Setup And Inventory
What Is The Correct Order To Arrange More Than One System?
With a Fleck Water Softener installation that involves installing 2 or more tank systems, the standard order for the installation includes:
- Sediment Filter, (1)
- PH Filter, (2)
- Iron Filter, (3)
- Carbon Filter, (4)
- Water Softener, (5)
- Arsenic Filter, (6)
- Whole House Cartridge Systems are usually installed after the tank systems, (7)
- The Scale Sentry System after The Cartridge System, (8)
- The UV Systems will come last (9)
Is A Prefilter Necessary?
It is usually not necessary to install a prefilter since these systems clean themselves, which means the majority of the particulate present in the water is trapped and later rinsed off during the regeneration cycles. This does away with having to install a sediment prefilter.
Can You Run The Drain Line To A Septic Or Sewer?
Yes, the Fleck systems can run to a septic or sewer line and is usually the suggested spot to run your drain.
How Much Water Should There Be In Your Brine Tank?
During normal operations, the brine tank will have water inside it so that the salt dissolves for the following regeneration cycle. The water in your brine tank is going to vary according to the size of the brine tank, the size of the system, the system settings, and the control-head configuration, and the volume of salt in your brine tank.
How Often Do You Need To Add Salt To Your Brine Tank?
The rate that your system uses salt will depend on the size of the system, water quality, water use, and the settings. It is up to you whether to frequently add salt, to keep your brine tank full, or add salt only when it starts getting low. The average household will typically use 40-80 pounds (1 to 2 bags) of salt in a month. Households with higher water usage or high hardness can expect to go through higher volumes of salt every month. You can also refer to the installation guide to determine how much salt your system requires.