Well, now that you have bought your Fleck 5600SXT water softener, you need to know how to install it for the most efficient use. It is shipped with the turbulator and the resin already installed into the softening tank. During shipment, the tank is firmly capped to prevent anything from falling out. Once you receive it, you should start by removing the plastic cap found on top of the tank.
Install Top Media Screen
Next, you should install the top media screen onto the valve and then fix it on the tank. After that, there are a few more parts that will be connected to the control valve. First of which is the brine line. You can find it by taking the lid off the brine well (a 4” diameter tube that’s white in color and found in the brine tank. The brine line is responsible for connecting the brine tank and the control valve, also known as the salt tank.
During different regeneration stages, fresh water will start getting into the brine tank. Also, the salty brine will be sucked out. Note that, during different stages of the softener regeneration process, the water will go to the drain. Thus, you need to connect a drain line to the control valve to facilitate this process. You can discharge the open end of the drain line to different places depending on your local plumbing regulations as well as the climate which include lawns, pits, swale, floor drain or the household drain pipe.
Take Few Things In To Consideration
To facilitate drainage, make sure the line isn’t bent, twisted or kinked. Also, it should be insulated to prevent freezing and the open end should be secured. Finally, if the line is discharging to another floor drain, you should leave an air gap. You can always elevate the drain line a few feet above the softener without affecting its performance. Next, you need to connect the plumbing connectors and bypass valve. The outlet and inlet of the bypass valves are controlled with their own knobs placed on the bypass.
The other step involves connecting the plumbing connectors to the existing plumbing in your home or office. Note that, every installation will be different so you need to follow the step by step instructions for the best results. However, here are some useful tips that should come in handy depending on the type of plumbing and connectors you’re using. First, you should always use very little Teflon tape on the threaded fittings. Also, your plumbing weight should not be supported by the softener.
Look Properly To Close Bypass
If you look keenly on your bypass, there are arrows which indicate where the raw water enters and where the soft water will exit. After the plumbing installation, close the bypass and turn on the water softener. Open the bypass valve found on the water inlet and let the softener fill with water then open both sides of the bypass. Soon enough, you should be enjoying best quality water softener comfortably. Follow these tips for the best results.