We Are Your Bridge Over Troubled Water
- Place a suitable container beneath the filter house to catch excess water.
- Open nearest cold water faucet and allow to run.
- Close the inlet valve (in the same line as prefilter).
- When water stops running from the faucet, close outlet valve.
- Press and hold red button on top of the filter housing to release any residual pressure from the system (if the button is present).
- With filter wrench placed on the lower filter housing, turn from right to left to loosen.
- Remove filter housing. Be careful this might be heavy.
- Remove the old cartridge and wipe inside of housing clean if necessary. Check to make sure o-ring is in place and well lubricated – replace if necessary.
- If your assembly is equipped with a pilot bushing in the upper housing, push new filter (large hole up) onto the pilot assembly. It should suspend freely once in place – if your filter is not so equipped, place cartridge into lower housing.
- Refit lower housing assembly and tighten until snug using your hands only. Do not use a filter wrench for this.
- Slowly open inlet valve to softner. Allow the system to pressurize – check for leaks.
- Once pressurized, slowly open outlet valve.
- When water runs clear and free of air, close cold water faucet. Done.
To clean washable cartridges, pre-rinse under running water then soak in one part bleach, three parts water for two hours. Re-rinse under running water and set aside to air dry for next filter change.
There are clean brands of salt we use and recommend. Dura-Cube, ProSoft, and Hardi Cube to name a couple. These are Ultra-High Purity, Compacted salts. Some brands of salt contain additives, dirt, sand or other debris that can be left behind as salt dissolves. This can lead to poor operation of your equipment and the need to clean out the brine tank completely.
Potassium Chloride (KCl) can be a substitute for sodium chloride (NaCl) in both residential and commercial water softening processes. Using KCl will lower the amount of sodium in tap water, reduce the chloride discharged into the environment, and help supply an additional source of dietary potassium.