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How to install Fleck Water Softener in your Home

Fleck 5600sxt is arguably the best-selling water softener currently. Fleck water softeners are popularly known for their splendid performance when it comes to removing hard water minerals such as magnesium and calcium. However, do you know how to install this softener? Keep reading as we take you through how to install fleck water softener at your home.

Step #1: The first step towards successfully installing your water softener is cleaning up the area you’d like to position your equipment. This will enable you to easily measure the distance required for the connecting pipes.

Step #2: Be sure to attach the water supply pipe to the inlet and the water heater to the outlet. Also, the area should be level, non-freezing and dry. Make sure the 2 tanks are set up closely with the brine tank (square –shaped) being more accessible of the two. Do not add salt in the brine tank yet.

Step #3:  Now place the resin tank in a place where it can be easily connected to the water line. Furthermore, you should do this because after adding the resin it will be much harder to move it. In the resin tank’s bottom middle, proceed to place the distributor tube.

Cover the distributor tube’s open end using a small piece of tape. This will enable you successfully pour resin into the mineral tank without some going into the distributor tube.

When purchasing your Fleck 5600sxt softener, you’ll be provided with a funnel which you’ll place into the mineral tank to begin pouring the resin inside. Although it’s not easy, pour the scoop slowly into the funnel at the same time making sure the distributor tube is well centered. Note that the beads mostly stick to the funnel’s surface so pouring them slowly is the best option. Once you’ve finished, gently remove the tape from the distributor tube without pulling it upwards.

Step #4: Proceed to screw the control valve/head into the mineral tank. Make sure the large O-ring is well lubricated using even the standard cooking oil.  Ensure that the control valve and the distributor tube are well fitted together before you begin to screw them into each other. Also, never over-tighten the valve.

Step #5: The next step now is to connect the bypass valve to the head or the control valve.  Again, use cooking oil to lubricate the O-rings before installing. Don’t forget never to over-tighten the screws as this might cause leakage. Just use your hands to tighten them snugly.

Step #6: Switch of the main water valve and connect water to and from the softener. The inlet should be attached to the bypass and the arrow should point in. likewise, the outlet’s arrow should point outwards.

Step #7: Set up a drain because of the backwashing cycles and should be 20 feet or less from the softener. Use a small clamp and plastic pipe to hold the tubing and the fitting together. Also make sure your drain line is secure and also allow air-gap between the waste line and the drain line to prevent any possibility of back-siphon.

Step #8: Now connect the controller with the 3/8” O.D. tubing between the salt tank and the valve. Proceed to take off the cap of the white tube located inside the salt tank and then install the overflow.

Step #9: Attach the plastic tubing to the salt tank overflow. Follow this by running to a drain which will have less pressure. However, the backwash drain line should be higher than the drain line.


It’s that simple, isn’t it? If you keenly follow this guide, you won’t have any problems installing the Fleck 5600sxt softener. As always, if you have any questions or suggestions, you can leave it in the comments section below.

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5 Best Bottled Water Brands to Drink in 2019

If you want to ensure a healthy living, then you must be mindful of what you consume. In fact, most people are ditching the sugary and carbonated drinks in favor of bottled drinking water. If you’re a health conscious consumer, you wouldn’t just go for just any type of bottled water in the market. For more insights, we will take you through the 5 best bottled water brands to drink.

1. Evian

Evian got its name from a small town located in the French Alps. The company claims its water is as a result of a geological miracle because the water is harvested from an underground spring. They claim water from this spring is from both rain and snow making the water rich in natural minerals and electrolytes. Its distinct taste coupled with the elegant packaging, Evian is arguably worth every penny of your pocket. 


This natural artesian water has a rich history dating back to 1996 when it began being bottled in Vitu Levu, Yakara Valley. FIJI has made its name mainly in the United States, becoming the most imported bottled water. 
Coming in its iconic square bottle, this soft and smooth-tasting water has a high concentration of cilica which gives it its unique taste. Additionally, it has trace amounts of magnesium and calcium making it the best quality bottled water for you to drink.

3. Voss

Voss Artesian Water was created by two Norwegian entrepreneurs who had a taste for class. Bottled in Southern Norway, the company claims that the water is free of any pollutants because it’s shielded by a thick rock and sand layer. To add on that, the water is extracted from their Nordic homeland’s frigid and crisp aquifers, and is packaged in a classy, designer-savvy tube.
If you think its rugged purity is its only selling point, then you’re very mistaken. Voss designers easily developed its bottle’s look to embody a company brand that values both your health and fashion. Voss is widely distributed in Europe’s and United States’ upscale hotels and retail stores.


It’s no secret that Hildon natural mineral water is the leading prestigious bottled water in the UK. Rumor has it that Hildon natural water is the Queen’s favorite bottled water at Buckingham Palace. If you still doubt its popularity, this water is served at the Royal Opera House and the House of Commons.

Hildon starts out as rainfall before percolating through the Hampshire countryside’s chalk hills. After 50 years, the water emerges beneath Hildon Estate’s underground aquifer. Endowed with high calcium levels, the water is free of any natural pollutants because the chalk acts as a filtration system. The best part is that no chemical treatment is added during the bottling process giving it a well-balanced taste.

5. Volvic

Volvic natural spring water is available in more than 60 countries and is exclusively bottled at its unique French source. The water is sourced from the Clavic Spring which was discovered in 1927. This spring source is supplied by a basin situated in a volcanic region, Old Auvergne Volcanoes. Also, Volvic is harvested at a constant temperature of about 8.8 degrees Celsius and was named after a type of volcanic rock that is gray in color.


Did your favorite bottled water brand appear in our list? Well, these are the best-bottled water brands that we feel are pure and well-balanced enough for your everyday consumption. Feel free to share with us your valuable thoughts in the comment section below.

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