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Water softners

Posted by tio76 (My Page) on
Tue, Feb 14, 12 at 14:46

I am looking at water softeners and am one of those people that like to understand how everything works.

I think I have water softeners figured out except one point. During the recharge cycle how does the water from the brine tank get moved into the resin tank? Do they have an active pump to do this? As far as I can tell there is only one pipe going from the brine tank to the resin tank by which the brine solution is moved into the resin tank during recharge and fresh water is moved into the brine tank to make new brine. How does this function?

Thanks,
Chris


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RE: Water softners

Suction created in the brine line by a venturi effect in the control valve moves the brine from the brine tank into the resin tank during the brining stage of regeneration.

The same brine line is the path for brine refill from the control valve to the brine tank at the brine fill stage of regeneration.


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