Yellow Water in Softener Tank

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Old 08-07-19, 09:12 AM
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Yellow Water in Softener Tank

Some time ago, I removed my softener and cleaned the tank out. When I put it back I didn't reconnect it, it just sat. Maybe a year. About 2 months ago I got around to re-installing it. I wasn't getting any softened water so I kept increasing the hardness setting, but still wasn't getting any soft water.

Today I realized I never opened the bypass valve, DOH!

So I opened it and started a recharge. The tank is filling with yellow water. Ever heard of this before? Dangerous?
 
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Old 08-07-19, 09:40 AM
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So the water softener was not in operation for a year, then turned on and your seeing yellow water?

It sounds like your seeing raw untreated well water containing some rust giving it a yellow/orange color.

Nothing dangerous, just needs to cycle to clear up!
 
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Old 08-07-19, 10:44 AM
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Nice, thank you sir! Very helpful.
 
 

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