Category Archives: Tutorials

Hach – Understanding alarm events

Responding to an Event…What do I do when I am notified of an alarm? The ultimate goal is to reduce damage to infrastructure and populations. By having access to real-time data this goal of a fast and accurate response is much more likely. The purpose of drinking water event detection systems that rely upon multi-parameter […]

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Older Erie 541 water softener circuit boards and programming guide

As many of you know, the Erie 541 series water softener control base platform used to be of the most common systems in the USA. There are a large number of installed mechanical and electronic versions of this controller in Utah, Idaho, Wyoming, the intermountain west, and in Europe. The most common legacy version of this control […]

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DI Water Compatibility Chart

We design and sell a complete line of DI and RO/DI hybrid water processors. So we naturally get a lot of request for information about DI material compatibility. The table below lists the most common interactions. Talk to your local Clean Water Crusader if you require more information.

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Case Study: Is your softener running backwards?

You install a water softener for your customer. Years go by with uninterrupted, trouble-free performance. Your customer adds salt as directed, they have the system cleaned and disinfected every year by an authorized service provider; life is good and everyone is happy. A few months after their most recent cleaning, disinfection, and preventative maintenance service […]

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Fractional Brining – Now Replaced by Differential Brining

Fractional brining software ensures that a system is able to flush at least once a week to protect from accumulation of Heterotrophic Bacteria (HPC’s) in the media bed without wasting salt; if no water is used between scheduled regeneration overrides, then no salt is used either.

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Residential Water Softener Drain installation tips

One of the most important components of a proper softener installation is provision for safe drainage by avoiding a possible “cross connection”. A cross connection is any point at which a water supply pipe or container is joined directly to a sewer pipe.

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Spring Runoff and Bacterial Contamination

I read this in last night’s paper and it prompted me to address this issue for our dealers and end-users in Utah as well as the other mountain states that have to deal with the spring runoff situation that occurs every year. First, kudos to the management in Kamas for being vigilant and proactive with […]

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Something Old, Something New

    In today’s highly competitive water quality improvement market, there any many products, technologies and techniques touted to improve water quality in homes and business. One of the most contentious issues raised is that of salt-based versus salt-free hardness and/or scale control systems. Many dealers seem to be taking an either/or approach to these […]

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Residential Water Softener Installation and Startup Procedures

Excessively low or high water pressure are two of the most frequent reasons for poor performance and equipment failure. Water softeners perform the very best when exposed to static pressure in the range of 50 – 75 psi.

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