I bought a Fleck 5600-SE 68K water softener from QualityWaterTreatment after reading feedback from other users on this board and installed myself. I *think* I have done everything right, but I am getting this smell of resin in water even after it passes through an RO filteration system for drinking.
Now I have started wondering if there is something that I have done wrong during installation? Water looks clean and without any color by looking at it and I can clearly tell the smell is from resin (I am using high effeciency resin they sold to me for extra money).
Below is my setup (4 heads at home including a child - based on 24 gpg I came up with following):
- Regeneration set to 2500 gallons
- 40 lb normal salt in the brine tank (after filling it about 4 inches I poured salt and now can see water in the tank among lot of salt)
It has been 12 hrs since I set it up, and noticed dark brown (resin) running through drain from the control and going into pipes when I turned on the volve for the first time but it has gone now. Maybe there is some minor resin still left in pipes causing the smell? How dangerous is this for drinking?
Thanks for your suggestions; it has helped me save about $1000 in water softener thus far (if I could get around with this smell now without calling a plumber