Insuring a proper Hydropath
Installation with Well Water Systems
HydroFLOW is a physical water
conditioner which eliminates the problems associated with
hard scale formation in plumbing systems. Proper specification of
the units for specific applications is insured simply by
sizing the unit correctly to the feed system. Some
applications may benefit by over-sizing the units, (for
example a system with many branches, or linear piping which
exceeds the quarter-wave length of 410 yards) however in
general, specification has been
inherently incorporated into the unit design. By correctly
sizing the unit to the feed water pipe size, power output
and signal dynamics is a part of the inherent design
specification. Therefore, flow rate for a given pipe size is
not a concern. The concern is primarily with
With a Hydropath unit being properly
installed, success is assured.
What elements of a well water system are of concern?
Well water systems can be a little more tricky to insure
a successful application if your well water system
includes a holding tank or filter, (large holding
tanks are more problematic than small ones) it may be
necessary to implement a work-around to insure that the
signal passes the tank or filter. For HydroFLOW to
properly treat a system, we want to make sure the signal
propagates throughout the entire system. This includes both
when the unit is installed upstream or downstream of the
tank itself, however more importantly if the unit is to be
installed upstream of the tank. In the case of the
HydroFLOW unit being placed just upstream of a tank, most of
the signal can be lost without any benefit if the following
procedure is not implemented. First, try to avoid the
situation of installing the unit upstream of the tank. If
this is not possible, then use the procedure below.
On occasion, mostly for commercial applications,
we would recommend installing units both upstream and
downstream of large tanks to insure a strong signal
throughout the system, however we have found this
work-around to work for most smaller domestic applications.
The work-around to accomplish this is
typically quite simple. This involves retrofitting a
wire from the inlet fitting to the outlet fitting on the
holding tank or filter.
Note: If the piping and fittings are
non-metallic, then metallic fittings should be used to
provide an electrical path for the signal to follow.
Below is a diagram showing the retrofit:
The wire used need only be a 16 gauge
insulated wire, as very little current actually flows
through it. We are simply providing a path for the
signal to follow. We have used a similar work-around
for equipment such as ice machines, which often have a
non-metallic control valve which can prevent signal from
reaching the cooling grid.
If you are experiencing problems with
your HydroFLOW installation on a well water system having a
holding tank, please implement this solution.
Also, please allow us to provide advice
and assistance for proper installation in any case. This may involve
sending us photographs of the installation, and having close
communication with us to ensure a successful application.