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    Iron Filter using Potassium Permaganate

    Attached is the instructions from a tank near my well.
    It appears to be origional from 1985 (home built in 85). Uses Potassium Permanganate (KMnO4)as a regenerate.
    The unit has been neglected.
    Is it ok and safe to use?
    How much KMnO4 do I add for regeneration?
    Is it worth using? (there are rust stains at the faucets and toilets and tub) Hopefully CLR will clean toilets and tubs.

    The last line of the picture states not to use Chlorine bleaches in laundry. Why? What do you use instead?

    Thank you,
    Bob

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    You got me on the "Don't use bleach in laundry" thing.

    What you have is an old manual Iron Filter. I would be looking at buying a new one. An automatic backwash is much better and you don't have to regularly mess with it. The greensand in that unit is probably glued together so bad that it wouldn't ever take iron out again. You should first have your water tested before the filter then we can recommend a unit.

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    Yes you need to throw the entire filter away. Get a water analysis for iron, manganese, hardness, pH, TDS and Coliform bacteria, that will tell you what type of equipment you need.

    Potassium permanganate and chlorine should never be mixed, it's dangerous to your health. Your old manually regenerated filter may have left PP in the water, so no bleach in the laundry. A greensand filter using PP is not a good choice for iron removal due to PP being a seriuos poison.

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    Shoot Gary, I eat PP on my Corn Flakes.[:x)]

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    If your hair is getting gray and there's less of it each month...

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    Thanks guys. Funding is the issue at the moment. We'll get around changing out the filter in the near future. Are the test strips they sell at lowes any good? Kinda like a pool test strip but with more info. Spoke to neighbor. Iron and some sulfur (rotten egg smell) in water.

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    So that's why I'm bald. No wonder.

    I wouldn't put a lot of faith in anything I got from Lowes or HD in the water department. Let someone with a "real" test kit do the tests.

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