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What do I need to know about replacing resin in Rainsoft Q2 softener?

 
 
Reply Sun 20 Feb, 2011 06:43 pm
I have a Rainsoft Series E softener with a Q2 valve purchased in 1998. I am on well water with a high iron content. I have a 20" pre-filter in front of the system and run Iron Out through the brine tank once a month. The softener has become less effective over the past couple of years while continuing to consume approximately the same volume of salt. I'm assuming that perhaps it's time to replace the resin.

I've located sources online for some resins that appear to be ideal for my water situation.

1) Can the Q2 valve be removed from this unit and reattached easily?

2) Besides the resin, what other parts will I need to replace to perform this job?

3) Do Rainsoft units from this era contain a gravel layer beneath the resin?

4) Any tips that someone with experience in this field (such as h20_man) can offer?

Thanks in advance!

Jason
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Reply Tue 22 Feb, 2011 06:57 am
@jasolution,
jasolution wrote:

I have a Rainsoft Series E softener with a Q2 valve purchased in 1998. I am on well water with a high iron content. I have a 20" pre-filter in front of the system and run Iron Out through the brine tank once a month. The softener has become less effective over the past couple of years while continuing to consume approximately the same volume of salt. I'm assuming that perhaps it's time to replace the resin.

I've located sources online for some resins that appear to be ideal for my water situation.

1) Can the Q2 valve be removed from this unit and reattached easily?

2) Besides the resin, what other parts will I need to replace to perform this job?

3) Do Rainsoft units from this era contain a gravel layer beneath the resin?

4) Any tips that someone with experience in this field (such as h20_man) can offer?

Thanks in advance!

Jason


Jason,

Yes, you can rebed the resin and a high mesh resin may be what you
need and there is a small amount of flint gravel at the bottom of the tank.

For best results, I recommend a Filox filter in a Vortech tank be installed in front of the 20" pre-filter.
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