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Well Water Iron filters
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GregWis    Posted 10-27-2003 at 14:44:23       [Reply]  [No Email]
We have a huge problem around here with iron in our well water. ^ years ago we bought a culligan iron filtration unit. Its the kind that you have to add bleach to. Well it stopped working and we had culligan out to look at it. They said it would be $1300 to repair it and we'd just be better getting a new one. Needless top say we were furious. At that rate ($1300 for 6 yrs of water) we could have been drinking bottled water and bathing in Perrier.

Does anyone have any recommendations for a new iron filtration system??

By the way, I would stay away from Culligan!!


bcs    Posted 10-28-2003 at 05:05:20       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Look into "Maclean" iron remover.


Newgen    Posted 10-27-2003 at 17:09:26       [Reply]  [No Email]
We had a real bad problem here too, went through the same things you did, spent a ton of money and nothing helped. I'm sorry to hear about your bad experience with Culligan, must be your local dealer with the problem, because they were actually the ones to finally solve our problem. They installed a mineral bed filter and come and exchange it once per month with a flushed out one. Costs us $15 per month. Are there any other water conditioning businesses in your area? Maybe you could get the same kind of thing from somebody else more reliable.


bulldinkie    Posted 10-27-2003 at 14:57:40       [Reply]  [Send Email]
We finally got a great system. We have a lot of iron stone,very very hard water and sulphur.I can look at it not sure if it will tell me and hubbys away.It uses salt, we very seldom need to add salt.Softens water and takes smell out from sulphur.


Spence    Posted 10-27-2003 at 16:47:57       [Reply]  [No Email]
The oridinary water softener will not remove
sulpher. It calls for a special softener to do that.

They sell the carbon cartridge that removes small cases of iron but the sulpher doesn't because it's a gas (on some occasions it is the toxic solid variety but rarely) so it doesn't get caught in the filter.

Our sears model will remove the iron but the sulpher has to be handled in another process, one which we can do without as I think we can get used to a small percentage in the water. Culligan offers another whole house conditioner for 1500$ that will remove the sulpher. We decided to live with it as we get sulpher only when the water table is low and it isn't the lethal level. Sides it's healthy to a certain extent.


old fart    Posted 10-29-2003 at 22:05:45       [Reply]  [No Email]
spence, it is sock it not shock it. Sorry for any inconvience.


old fart    Posted 10-27-2003 at 23:14:19       [Reply]  [No Email]
spence, if you have access to your well treat it with "shock it" it is a swimming pool conditioner. A local waterman suggested it for our sulfer smell. Take and add it to your well and turn your faucets on tell you smell the chloride and let it sit over night. Then I turn on my hydrant outside and let the water run for part of the day. You might need to turn faucet on in the house also to help clear the chloride out. Has worked good for me I try to do it in the spring and fall. Good luck from northern minnesota where the ground turned white on us today.


deadcarp    Posted 10-28-2003 at 03:25:22       [Reply]  [No Email]
we tried a jug of bleach on the sulphur this year - same process letting it set overnite - it took the snell right out too. you're not kidding about rinsing it out though - i got in a hurry and only rinsed for 2 hours - we smelled a hint of bleach for a month. and don't run alot into the septic tank or it'll kill the bacteria there too :)



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