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Posted by DARRELL VYBIRAL on November 7th, 2000 01:14 PM
In reply to "soft" is subjective..... by BobF on August 23rd, 2000 06:15 AM [Go to top of thread]

IF THE SERVICE FLOW RATE OF WATER TREATMENT IS EXCEEDED THE SYSTEM WILL FAIL TO COMPLETELY SOFTEN THE WATER. THE NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF HOME BUILDERS RESEARCH CENTER IS WARNING BUILDERS AND PLUMBERS OF THIS PROBLEM. IF THE SYSTEMS SERVICE FLOW RATE IS EXCEEDED IT CAUSES BLEED THROUGH. THE SYSTEM WILL DELIVER HARD WATER MAKINGIT FEEL NOT SOFT BECAUSE IT ISN'T BEING SOFTENED. PLUMBING CODE REQUIREMENTS OF THE UNIFORM PLUMBING CODE AND THE INTERNATIONAL PLUMBING CODE REQUIRE THAT A WATER SYSTEM BE RATED AT (ROUNDING OFF) 18 GALLONS PER MINUTE
FLOW FOR A TYPICAL TWO BATROOM HOME. THE MANUFACTURERS SPEC SHEETS OF KENMOORE IS MAXIMUM OF 9 GALLONS PER MINUTE. THAT MEANS YOU WOULD HAVE TO BUY TWO AND PLUMB THEM IN PARALLEL TO MEET THE FLOW REQUIREMENTS OF A TYPICAL TWO BATHROOM HOME. A HOME WITH MORE BATHROOMS
REQUIRES A SYSTEM WITH AN EVEN HIGHER FLOW RATE TO INSURE THERE IS NO HARD WATER BLEEDTHROUGH AND THE FLOW AND PRESSURE DROP REQUIREMENTS ARE NOT EXCEEDED. SO FAR, FLOW AND PRESSURE DROP REQUIREMENTS ARE BEING IGNORED, SINCE THERE IS NO INSPECTION ON WATER SYSTEMS INSTALLED AFTER
A HOME IS BUILT AND INSPECTED.
SOME OF THE INFORMATION NEEDED FOR CONSUMERS IS ON OUR WEBSITE AT www.mfg.com with links to the nahbrc website and the IAMPO website. ALSO, ARTICLES PUBLISED BY THE NAHBRC AND THE IAMPO (INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF MECHINACAL AND PLUMBING OFFICIALS).

my email address is:
darrell@jwsmfg.com

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