Water Softener & Nitrate/Nitrite Filter. Fleck 5600 Metered Control Head. 9"x48" Structural USA Tank. 19,800ppm Nitrate/Nitrite Removal Capacity. We are here to assist you and customize all of your specific needs.
The hard water that causes scale build up and nitrates/nitrites that can cause health problems with a single system powered by the Fleck 5600 "On Demand" valve! Nitrates are common in rural areas and originate from fertilizers, septic systems, & animal manure. The most common problem of nitrates is methemoglobinemia, or "blue baby" syndrome. Methemoglobinemia is occurs when the body converts nitrates in the water into nitrites, and elevated nitrite levels result in a decrease in the oxygen carrying abilities of the blood, depriving the body of needed oxygen. In most cases the average adult is able to process the nitrates correctly, however, some individuals, infants and pregnant women in particular, are susceptible to methemoglobinemia, and exposure to nitrates can result in long term damage. By eliminating hard water you extend the life of your homes plumbing and appliances! Hard water causes a white flaky build up (called scale) to form on appliances, faucets, and just about anything that it comes in regular contact with. By removing the hard water, this scale build up is stopped in it's tracks, so you don't have to worry about scrubbing it off any more. In addition, without the added wear and tear of scale buildup, your appliances and fixtures will last longer! The calcium and magnesium ions that comprise hard water attract soap molecules, leaving less soap to do the cleaning.
With those ions gone, your soap and detergents can focus entirely on cleaning, meaning less soap will be required once the water has been softener. This system uses a meter based regeneration process. This means that the water you use is measured and the system only regenerates when it needs to. If water needs increase the system regenerates more often to keep up. If less water is being used, the system regenerates less often to conserve water. This provides a system that is much more efficient and eco-friendly than common time based regeneration systems. The basic, low cost controller from Fleck that has been around for generations!
Simplicity and function come together at an affordable price. The included stainless steel bypass valve allows for easy connection of the system and provides a quick and easy means to bypass the system and disconnect the system without needing to cut your plumbing.
1 is available on request. Design & color may vary from the one shown. The brine tanks stores the salt required for regeneration. The standard square brine tank included with this system is approximately 15"x17"x33 and can hold about 250 lbs.
The included safety float prevents over filling and the overflow drain acts as an additional backup to avoid water messes. The ½ft³ of resin used in this system provides a grain capacity of 16,000 grains. We use a high quality, high capacity resin in all of our softening systems. This high efficiency media is also long lasting, with an average life span of 10-15 years! Specifically designed to remove nitrates, this high quality media is mixed with standard softening resin to provide a lower cost system for those with low to moderate levels of both hard water and nitrates/nitrites. The ½ft³ of resin used in this system provides a nitrate/nitrite removal capacity of 19,800ppm.
If you don't feel confident installing it yourself most plumbers can install it in about 1-2 hours. These systems are designed for low to moderate hardness and nitrate/nitrite levels at the stated flow rate. If you have high flow demands and/or high levels of nitrates/nitrites/hardness, we recommend a separate nitrate/nitrite filter followed by a standard water softener. More help on selecting a system is given at right. What is a water softener? The nitrate/nitrite specific resin is able to remove nitrates and nitrites through a similar process. Eventually the media in the softener (called softening resin) has exchanged all of its sodium or potassium ions, at which point it will no longer be able to remove any more contaminates.
This is why the system regenerates. During this process the system runs a brine solution (water and either sodium or potassium chloride) backwards through the softening resin. This concentrated solution forces the trapped ions off the resin and down the drain, replacing them with the sodium or potassium ions needed for softening. With the Fleck control heads, this process is automatic, and only as needed! What is the grain capacity and nitrate removal capacity of this system?
This system has a grain capacity of 16,000 grains. The approximate nitrate removal capacity is 19,800 ppm of nitrates. How often does the system regenerate? To calculate how often this system regenerate you will need to know the hardness of your water (in gpg) and your total nitrate/nitrite level (in ppm). NOTE: To convert water hardness that is given in parts per million (ppm) or milligrams per liter (mg/L) simply divide by 17.1 (Example - 200ppm or mg/L is equal to 200 / 17.1 = 11.7gpg). For nitrates/nitrites, ppm and mg/L are equivalent, i. To calculate the gallon capacity of the system first divide the grain capacity of the system by your water hardness (Example: If your water is 15gpg, 16,000/15=1,066). Next, divide the nitrate capacity of the system by your nitrate level + nitrite level Example: If your nitrates are 10ppm and nitrites are 5ppm, 19,800/(10+5)=19,800/15=1,320. The lower of these two numbers is your gallon capacity. When setting your system, subtract 200 gallons for a reserve, this ensures your system will provide treated water until it is able to regenerate.
1-2 people, low water use, low hardness (under 15gpg), and low nitrates (under 20ppm). 2-4 people with average water use, moderate hardness (15-35gpg), and moderate nitrates (under 40ppm). 1-4 people with average water and moderate nitrates (under 40ppm) NOTE: The 1 ft. Nitrate only system will not remove hardness and is recommended for use in homes without a hard water problem or with an existing softener in place.
3-6 people with average to high water use or high nitrates (up to 80ppm) NOTE: The 2 ft. If you have high nitrate levels and hard water and need to treat both, Call for a solution.
Always size a system based on water usage first, a system under sized for your water usage may not always filter effectively and will wear out faster. Are there systems that don't use salt? Yes, we have a system that eliminates hard water problems without the use of salt, and there are filter cartridges available that remove nitrates & nitrites, however, the Nitrate Pro system is the only system we carry that treats both.
For salt free water conditioning, our Scale Sentry. System utilizes a specialized media to provide the same benefits a standard softener offers without the use of salt. In addition, beneficial minerals are left in the water and existing scale is removed as well! Should I be concerned about the salt a water softener puts in my water? The amount of salt put into your water by a water softener is minimal. In fact, in most cases it is low enough that water ran through a softener is still considered "low-sodium" by the FDA. If you want to avoid adding additional sodium to the water all our water softeners can be used with potassium chloride instead of the traditional sodium chloride.
If you want to safe drinking water, our drinking water RO systems. Can turn your ordinary household water into bottled quality drinking water. What are the differences in the Fleck models 5600 and 5600SXT control heads? Is your basic mechanical control valve. It does it's job in the most cost effective way possible.
It is a metered head so it measures how much water you go through and regenerates based water usage. Due to the mechanical limitations on the head it can only be set to 2100 gallons, at that point it has to regenerate, so some efficiency can be lost depending on the system size and your water hardness. This head is ideal if you are looking for the lowest cost option.
What kind of maintenance does this system require? The only regular maintenance a water softener requires is adding salt to the brine tank, and occasionally cleaning the brine tank. 0.8125" or 1.05" O. Flow Rates (50psi Inlet) - Valve Alone. Height From Top of Tank. 24v, 110v, 220v - 50Hz, 60Hz. 0.25 - 15gpm +/- 5%. Hydrostatic: 300psi Working: 20 - 125psi. Maximum flow rate shown is the maximum the valve is capable of, maximum service flow rates will vary depending on system type & size Standard setup is 60Hz, other setups may be available at an additional charge Specs shown are general specifications for the head and some specs may not be applicable, depending on system configuration.
HI, AK and other provinces are additional and an invoice will be sent for the additional amount due. The item "Nitrate Pro / Nitrite Removal Filter system & water softener combination" is in sale since Thursday, August 5, 2010. This item is in the category "Home & Garden\Home Improvement\Plumbing & Fixtures\Other Home Plumbing & Fixtures". The seller is "cleandrink" and is located in Pfeifer, Kansas. This item can be shipped to United States, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, China, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi arabia, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Brazil, Chile, Costa rica, Panama, Trinidad and tobago, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica, Brunei darussalam, Bolivia, Ecuador, Egypt, Iceland, Cambodia, Macao, Peru, Viet nam, Uruguay, Bangladesh, French guiana, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Jersey, Jordan, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Monaco, Martinique, Nicaragua, Pakistan, Paraguay, Canada, South africa, Colombia, Barbados, Bermuda, Cayman islands, Sri lanka, Maldives, Oman, Reunion.
- Country of Manufacture: United States
- Brand: FLECK
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