DIY water softener resin bed service?
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(09-18-2022, 07:32 AM)Snipe Hunter Wrote: Take some pictures of you valve head, your tank and the associated plumbing behind the tank. If you intended to replace spent calcite yourself, put the tank in bypass. I can help you with that if I see some pictures. Putting it in bypass takes the pressure off the tank. Unscrew the plug at the top of the tank. This gets messy. Have a 5 gal bucket and rags ready.

Thanks for your help.  Here is the overall system and a closeup of one of the valve heada.  The heads are identical on the neutralizer and resin tanks.  I shined a light through the neutralizer tank and it's nearly 3/4 full so it seems I'm good there for a while as well as on the resin tank for MANY years based on everyone's feedback.

   

   
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Ok, so you have the calcite tank (on the right) to treat the PH. The calcite is a mineral and some dissolves which hardens the water. That's probably why there's a softener down stream. That's a normal practice.

3/4, you're good to go. I would check the PH once in a while with a DIY kit. If the PH is off and you know it's 3/4 full, you might need to rebuild the valve head. It's not uncommon to rebuild valve heads periodically. I have to do it about every 3 years. That's a Clack valve head. Clack Parts

The tanks themselves are generic tanks.

My guess is there's 2 red valves behind the valve heads. Turn those valves to put the tank into bypass for servicing.
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