Culligan ESTATE 2 Specifications
Cat. No. 01-8822-26
Rev. B 9/99
DCO# 991718
®
ESTATE 2/2M WATER CONDITIONER
Installation and Operating Manual
®
MODELS FROM 1999
WARNING: IF INCORRECTLY INSTALLED, OPERATED OR MAINTAINED, THIS PRODUCT CAN CAUSE SEVERE INJURY.
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ITS DANGERS, AND SHOULD READ THE ENTIRE MANUAL BEFORE ATTEMPTING TO INSTALL,
OPERATE OR MAINTAIN THIS PRODUCT.
CULLIGAN COMPANY
NORTHBROOK, ILLINOIS 60062
©1999 Culligan International Company
Printed in USA
Attention Culligan Customer:
The installation, service and maintenance of this equipment should
be rendered by a qualified and trained service technician. Your local
independently operated Culligan dealer employs trained
service and maintenance personnel who are experienced in the installation, function and repair of Culligan equipment. This publication
is written specifically for these individuals and is intended
for their use.
We encourage Culligan users to learn about Culligan products, but
we believe that product knowledge is best obtained by consulting
with your Culligan dealer. Untrained individuals who use this manual
assume the risk of any resulting property damage or
personal injury.
WARNING — Prior to servicing equipment, disconnect
power supply to prevent electrical shock.
ESTATE 2/2M WATER CONDITIONER
Installation and Operating Manual
®
Models from 1999
Table of Contents
Introduction ............................................................... 2
Specifications ........................................................... 3
Preparation ............................................................... 4
Installation ................................................................. 5
Settings .................................................................... 8
Start-Up Procedure .................................................. 15
Operation, Care and Maintenance ............................ 16
Wiring Schematic ..................................................... 18
SAFE PRACTICES
Throughout this manual there are paragraphs set off
by special headings.
NOTICE: Notice is used to emphasize installation,
operation or maintenance information which is
important, but does not present any hazard.
Example: NOTICE: The nipple must extend no more
than 1 inch above the cover plate.
CAUTION: Caution is used when failure to follow directions could result in damage to equipment or
property.
Example:
CAUTION: Disassembly while under
water pressure can result in flooding.
WARNING: Warning is used to indicate a hazard
which could cause injury or death if ignored.
Example:
WARNING: ELECTRICAL SHOCK HAZARD! UNPLUG THE UNIT BEFORE REMOVING THE
TIMER MECHANISM OR COVER PLATES!
The Culligan water conditioner bears two separate serial
numbers; one for the control assembly and one for the
media tank. The control assembly serial number can be
found on the left rear side of the timer mounting plate.
The media tank serial number is on the side of the tank.
DO NOT REMOVE OR DESTROY THESE SERIAL NUMBER DECALS. THEY MUST BE REFERENCED IF EVER
YOU REQUIRE REPAIRS OR PARTS REPLACEMENT
UNDER WARRANTY.
This publication is based on information available when
approved for printing. Continuing design refinement could
cause changes that may not be included in this
publication.
Introduction
Please read this booklet carefully before beginning the
installation of the Estate® Water Conditioner. It contains
important information about the unit, including the tools and
materials needed for installation, accessories available for
hook-up to the plumbing, and instructions covering
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installation, settings, start-up, and operation. The Estate
2/2M Water Conditioner has been thoughtfully designed and
engineered to provide soft, conditioned water for many years
when properly applied, installed and operated.
Specifications
ESTATE® 2/2M WATER CONDITIONER
0.7 FT3 MODEL
Control Valve Type
Overall Conditioner Height
Media Tank Dimensions (Dia. x Ht.)
Salt Storage Tank Dimensions
(Dia. x Ht.)
Exchange Media, Type and Quantity
Underbedding, Type and Quantity
Exchange Capacity
@ Salt Dosage Per Recharge1
Freeboard to Media2
Freeboard to Underbedding3
Salt Storage Capacity
Rated Service Flow @ Pressure Drop
Total Hardness, Maximum
Total Iron, Maximum (dissolved)
Hardness to Iron Ratio, Minimum
Operating Pressure
Operating Temperature
Electrical Requirements
Electrical Power Consumption, Min./Max.
Drain Flow, Maximum4
Recharge Time, Average
Recharge Water Consumption
1
2
3
4
1.0 FT3 MODEL
1.5 FT3 MODEL
5-cycle Reinforced
Thermoplastic
51 in
1,295 mm
8 x 44 in
203 x 1,118 mm
16 x 43 in
457 x 1,092 mm
18 x 43 in
457 x 1,092 mm
Cullex® Media, 0.7 ft3
Cullsan® Underbedding,
6 lb.
14,700 gr @ 4 lb
5-cycle Reinforced
Thermoplastic
49 in
1,245 mm
10 x 40 in
254 x 1,016 mm
18 x 43 in
457 x 1,092 mm
5-cycle Reinforced
Thermoplastic
63 in
1,600 mm
10 x 54 in
254 x 1,372 mm
18 x 43 in
457 x 1,092 mm
Cullex Media, 1.0ft3
Cullsan Underbedding,
8 lb.
22,557 gr @ 5.0 lb
Cullex Media, 1.5 ft3
Cullsan Underbedding,
8 lb.
28,160 gr @ 7 lb
17,900 gr @12 lb
30,270 gr @11 lb
40,969 gr @14 lb
19,000 gr @12 lb
35,714 gr @17 lb
46,803 gr @ 20 lb
15.2 - 16.2 in
39 in
250 lb or 350 lb
5.9 gpm @ 15 psi
75 gpg
5 ppm
8 gpg to 1 ppm
140 mg/L to 1 mg/L
20 - 125 psi
140 - 860 kPa
33 - 120°F
1 - 50°C
120V/60 Hz
3 Watts/35 Watts
1.6 gpm
90 min
64 gal
14.3 - 15.3 in
36.5 in
375 lb
7.2 gpm @ 15 psi
99 gpg
5 ppm
8 gpg to 1 ppm
140 mg/L to 1 mg/L
20 - 125 psi
140 - 860 kPa
33 - 120°F
1 - 50°C
120V/60 Hz
3 Watts/35 Watts
2.0 gpm
90 min
64 gal
18 - 19 in
50.75 in
375 lb
7.0 gpm @ 15 psi
99 gpg
5 ppm
8 gpg to 1 ppm
140 mg/L to 1 mg/L
20 - 125 psi
140- 860 kPa
33 - 120°F
1 - 50°C
120V/60 Hz
3 Watts/35 Watts
2.0 gpm
90 min
64 gal
Capacities and corresponding salt dosages pertain to low hardness waters. Capacities given per recharge
Measured from top of media to top of inlet fitting (backwashed and drained)
Measured from top of underbedding to top of inlet fitting
Backwash at 120 psi (830 kPa)
SPECIFICATIONS / 3
Preparation
COMPONENT DESCRIPTION
APPLICATION
The water conditioner is shipped from the factory in three
cartons. Remove all components from their cartons and
inspect them before starting installation.
Water quality — Verify that raw water hardness and iron are
within limits. Note the hardness for setting the salt dosage
and recharge frequency.
Control Valve Assembly — Includes the 5-cycle regeneration control valve and electronic timer assembly. A small parts
package contains installation hardware and consumer
literature, including an Owner's Guide and warranty policy.
Pressure — If pressure exceeds 125 psi (860 kPa), install a
pressure reducing valve (see materials checklist). On private
water systems, make sure the minimum pressure (the pressure at which the pump starts) is greater than 20 psi (140 kPa).
Adjust the pressure switch if necessary.
Media Tank — Contains the media tank complete with Cullex®
ion exchange resin, underbedding and outlet manifold.
CAUTION: The use of a pressure reducing valve
may limit the flow of water in the household.
Salt Storage Tank Assembly — Includes salt storage
container with support plate and Dubl-Safe™ brine refill valve
and chamber.
Temperature — Do not install the unit where it might freeze,
or next to a water heater or furnace or in direct sunlight.
TOOLS AND MATERIALS
LOCATION
The following tools and supplies will be needed, depending
on installation method. Observe all applicable codes.
Space requirements — Allow 6-12 inches (15-30 cm) behind
the unit for plumbing and drain lines and 4 feet (1.3 metres)
above for service access and filling the salt container.
All Installations
• Safety glasses
• Phillips screwdrivers, small and medium tip
• Gauge assembly (PN 00-3044-50 or equivalent)
• Silicone lubricant (PN 00-4715-07 or equivalent) - DO
NOT USE PETROLEUM-BASED LUBRICANTS
• A bucket, preferably light-colored
• Towels
Special Tools
• Torch, solder and flux for sweat copper connections
• Threading tools, pipe wrenches and thread sealer for
threaded connections.
• Saw, solvent and cement for plastic pipe connections.
Materials
• Brine line, 5/16" (PN 00-3031-28 or equivalent)
• Drain line, 1/2" (PN 00-3030-82, gray, semi-flexible; or
PN 00-3319-46, black, semi-rigid; or equivalent)
• Thread sealing tape
• Pressure reducing valve (if pressure exceeds 125 psi [860
kPa], PN 00-4909-00 or equivalent)
• Pipe and fittings suited to the type of installation
• Water softener salt (rock, solar or pellet salt formulated
specifically for water softeners)
BYPASS
A bypass valve is included with the control valve assembly.
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Floor surface — Choose an area with solid, level floor free of
bumps or irregularities. Bumps, cracks, stones and other
irregularities can cause the salt storage tank bottom to crack
when filled with salt and water.
Drain facilities — Choose a nearby drain that can handle the
rated drain flow (floor drain, sink or stand pipe). Refer to the
Drain Line Chart, Table 1 (page 7), for maximum drain line
length.
NOTICE: Most codes require an anti-siphon device or airgap.
Electrical facilities — A 6-foot grounded cord is provided.
The customer should provide a 3-prong grounded receptacle,
preferably one not controlled by a switch that can be turned
off accidentally. Observe local electrical codes.
WARNING: ELECTRICAL SHOCK HAZARD! DO
NOT REMOVE THE GROUNDING PRONG! IF THE
RECEPTACLE IS DESIGNED ONLY FOR 2-PRONG
PLUGS, OBTAIN A 3-PRONG ADAPTER AND GROUND
IT SECURELY TO THE RECEPTACLE. DO NOT USE
EXTENSION CORDS.
Installation
PLACEMENT
Do not use a petroleum base lubricant, for this will cause
swelling of the rubber parts.
Refer to Fig. 1.
• Set the media tank on a solid, level surface near water,
drain and electrical facilities. Place the outlet (black
coupling) of the tank on the left.
• Set the brine system on a flat, smooth, solid structure as
near the media tank as possible.
MOUNT THE CONTROL VALVE
See Fig. 2.
1. Remove the two plastic caps from the tank couplings and
lubricate the two O-rings with silicone lubricant. NOTICE:
2. NOTICE: The black molded tank adapter is marked with
"IN" and "OUT", corresponding to the inlet and outlet of
the tank. Position the tank with the inlet coupling on the
right and the outlet coupling on the left.
3. The control valve is marked also with "IN" and "OUT"
(Fig. 2). Place the control onto the tank with the inlet and
outlet of the control corresponding with the inlet and
outlet of the tank. Press firmly onto the couplings.
4. Locate the two U-clamps and screws in the small parts
package. Install the clamps on both sides of the control as
indicated in Fig. 2 and secure them with the screws.
FIG. 1
INSTALLATION / 5
FIG. 2
TEN INCH SOFTENERS
As shipped from the factory, each control is equipped as a 8inch unit. A 10-inch eductor and flow control is included with
each unit for conversion for use with 10-inch softener tanks.
NOTICE: To prevent injury, convert units to ten inch
configuration prior to installation.
FIG. 3
For the eductor, refer to Fig. 2.
• Remove the three screws on the eductor cap and remove
cap.
• Remove the eductor screen.
• Pull out the blue nozzle and replace with the light brown.
• Reverse the procedure for reassembly. To prevent leaks,
make sure the gasket is in proper position.
For the backwash flow control.
• Remove the u-clip of the drain elbow assembly and pull the
drain elbow straight off.
• Remove the back wash flow control located behind the
elbow. Put the #2 restrictor in it's place.
• Reverse the procedure to reassemble.
PLUMBING CONNECTIONS
Two methods of connecting the water softener to the plumbing system are available. Shipped with each softener is a
Culligan® Cul-Flo-Valv® bypass valve, either PN 01-0124-88
or PN 01-0102-38. If local conditions warrant, you may use the
sweat adaptor kits, PN 00-3314-44 or PN 00-3314-45.
FIG. 4
BYPASS VALVE INSTALLATION - TIME CLOCK
UNITS ONLY
The bypass valve connects directly to the backplate of the
valve with a pair of screws (Fig. 3). To facilitate this connection, remove the plate by pulling up on the u-clip on the back
of the valve. Lubricate all o-rings with silicon lubricant.
BYPASS VALVE INSTALLATION - SOFT-MINDER
METER ONLY
NOTICE: The Soft-Minder® meter cannot be used with the
sweat adaptors.
The Soft-Minder meter is placed between the bypass valve
and the control (Fig. 4). Make sure the meter is on the outlet
port of the control. A pair of elongated bolts are packaged
with the meter to hold the bypass valve to the back plate of
the control. Lubricate all o-rings with silicon lubricant.
CAUTION: Close the inlet supply line and relieve
system pressure before cutting into the plumbing!
Flooding could result!
SWEAT ADAPTOR INSTALLATION
CAUTION: When making sweat connections,
remove all plastic and rubber components which
contact brass or copper. Damage to these
components may result when not removed.
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The sweat adaptors use a snap ring to hold them to the
backplate of the control valve. The back plate will need to be
removed from the valve for this connection. A pair of snap
ring pliers, PN 00-5916-09, are needed for this connection.
DRAIN LINE CONNECTION
Refer to Table 1, under the applicable tank size for drain line
length and height limitations.
FIG. 5
CAUTION: When reinstalling back plate to
control valve, make sure the u-clip fully engages the
two bottom holes of the bracket (Fig. 5). Secure
bracket from the top with the two mounting screws
provided.
CONNECT THE BRINE LINE
Refer to Fig. 6.
• Measure a length of brine line sufficient to reach from the
brine tank to the brine fitting and then add four feet (1.3
meters). Cut both ends squarely and cleanly.
• Remove the brine valve from the brine tank and remove
the white nut and insert. Return float rod to its original
position.
• Remove 1/2" pipe clamp from end of drain elbow.
• Route a length of 1/2" drain line from the drain elbow to
the drain.
• Fasten the drain line to the elbow with the clamp.
• Secure the drain line to the drain to prevent its movement
during regeneration. A loop in the end of the tube will keep
it filled with water and will reduce splashing at the
beginning of each regeneration.
NOTICE: Observe all plumbing codes. Most codes require
an anti-siphon device or air gap at the discharge point!
FILL THE SALT STORAGE CONTAINER
Fill the salt storage container with water until the level reaches
about 1 inch above the salt support plate. Pour salt into the
container. Fill to within a few inches of the top.
TABLE 1
Average
Water
Pressure
Psi/kPa
30/
207
50/
345
70/
483
90/
621
120/
827
Height Drain Discharge Above Floor
on which Softener Stands
4"/ 1Ft/ 2Ft/ 3Ft/ 4Ft/ 5Ft/ 6Ft/ 7Ft/
0.9m .31m .61m .91m 1.22m 1.52m 1.83m 2.13m
56/ 50/
386 345
112/ 106/
772 731
143/ 137/
986 945
153/ 147/
1055 1014
159/ 153/
1096 1055
96/
662
127/
876
137/
945
143/
986
86/
593
117/
807
127/
876
133/
917
76/
524
107/
736
117/
807
123/
848
97/
669
107/
736
113/
779
97/
669
103/ 93/
710 641
SOFT-MINDER® METER CONNECTION
FIG. 6
• Slip the white nut over one end of the tubing and press the
plastic insert into the end of the tubing. Connect to the
brine valve and tighten nut. (Fig. 7)
• Remove white nut and insert from wire tie around drain
elbow.
• Slip the white nut over one end of the tubing and press the
plastic insert into the end of the tubing. Connect to the
brine connection on the valve and tighten nut.
To connect the meter leads, refer to the instructions listed
below and the wiring schematic.
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
Remove the timer face plate & set it aside.
Remove the two screws holding the timer cover. Set the
timer cover aside.
Locate the 1/2" hole in the timer plate at the center rear.
Remove the plastic plug.
Slip the meter cable through the hole and toward the
circuit board.
Connect the red wire from the flow meter cable to the
common terminal of the lockout switch. Connect the red
wire from the flow meter connection to the normally closed
terminal of the lockout switch.
Connect the flow meter harness to the circuit board. The
meter terminal is labeled "METER".
Locate the strain relief bushing in the parts pack. Place it
on the cable at the point of entry to the rear of the timer
plate and push it into the hole.
FIG. 7
INSTALLATION / 7
Settings
The Estate® 2 and 2M Water Conditioners are designed to
perform efficiently on a wide range of water supplies. Before the unit can be recharged and put into service, several
settings must be made.
If backwash time adjustment is needed, refer to Fig. 8.
• Grasp the front cover by the slots and carefully pull
forward to remove cover. Lay the cover aside in a safe
place.
BACKWASH
Backwash, the first step in the recharge cycle, expands and
loosens the resin bed, and flushes away accumulated turbidity. The backwash interval is preset at the factory for 10 minutes, which is adequate for most water supplies. It is adjustable, however, from 5 to 30 minutes. It is recommended that
backwash last long enough so that the effluent from the drain
line is clear. Backwash too long and water is wasted, not
long enough and the tank becomes fouled with sediment.
• Loosen screw (A) about 1½ turns. DO NOT loosen screw
(B).
• Holding the cam gear (located beneath the backwash dial),
rotate the backwash dial (C) until the desired backwash
time lines up with indicator mark (D).
• Tighten screw (A).
NOTICE: Adjusting the backwash time may cause the salt
dosage setting to change. If the salt dosage needs to be reset,
do not tighten screw (A), and refer to the Salt Dosage
section.
TIME OF RECHARGE
Although the need to recharge is determined by the SoftMinder control, time of day the conditioner will actually
recharge can be set on the timer mechanism.
The timer is factory set to recharge about 2:00 a.m., a time
when water usage is at a minimum for most families. If water
is drawn during recharge, hard water will automatically be
bypassed to service. If it would be more convenient to have
the water conditioner recharge at a different time of day, the
setting may be changed as follows, referring to Fig. 8.
• Remove the timer cover.
FIG. 8
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• The position of the peg (H) in relation to the time-of-day
dial (J) determines the time when the unit will begin to
recharge.
• Loosen the screw and lift the white time-of-day dial and
rotate it until the desired time of recharge is opposite the
peg (H). Please note that whenever the time of recharge is
changed, the time-of-day setting may be changed also.
direction of the arrow, then releasing. The unit will still
recharge at its regular frequency as determined by the meter
device. On models with meter control, the red button (X) must
also be pushed briefly before the recharge cycle can begin.
TIME OF DAY
Upon completing the installation, the timer must be set to the
correct time of day. Time of day must also be reset after any
kind of power interruption, such as that caused by an
electrical storm. See Fig. 8.
SERVICE POSITION
The timer assembly is in the service position when the toothless notch in the cam gear is over the teeth on the idler gear
(L). The timer will return to this position after each recharge
(Fig. 8).
• Determine the correct time of day.
TIME CLOCK SETTINGS
To set the Estate® 2 water conditioner for optimal performance,
determine the hardness of the water along with the number of
people in the household. Refer to Table 2. Locate the row
corresponding to the number of people in the home and move
across to the appropriate hardness column. The number in
the shaded region is the salt dosage. The other
number is the frequency of regeneration.
• Grasp the gear (K) and lift straight up (the white time-ofday dial will lift with it). Rotate the gear until the correct
time of day lines up with the pointer (P). The dial is springloaded and will return its position when released. Make
sure the teeth mesh.
Note that the silver half of the time-of-day dial designates
the daytime hours, while the black half designates the nighttime hours.
SALT DOSAGE
To set the salt dosage, refer to Fig. 8. Loosen screw (A) and
rotate outer dial until the salt dosage dial line up with the
indicator mark (D). Tighten screw (A).
GUEST CYCLE
An extra recharge can be initiated any time extra soft water is
required by pushing the Manual Recharge lever (M) in the
TABLE 2A — CULLIGAN ESTATE 0.7FT3 WATER CONDITIONER SALT DOSAGE — FREQUENCY
Total Water Hardness in Grains Per Gallon (mg/L) as Calcium Carbonate
*Persons
in
Household
0-7
(0-120)
8-14
(121-240)
1
15-21
(241-360)
1
22-28
(361-480)
29-35
(481-600)
36-42
(601-720)
43-49
(721-840)
50-56
(841-960)
2
2
3
3
3
1
Water
Usage
57-63
64-75
Gal. (Litres)
(961-1080) (1081-1280) per day
3
6
2
150(570)
5
5
1
7
1
5
2
6
2
5
3
6
3
8
6
9
6
5
6
6
3
225(850)
5
7
1
5
2
7
2
6
3
9
3
5
6
5
6
6
6
8
6
6
4
300(1135)
5
5
1
7
2
6
3
9
3
5
6
6
6
8
6
9
6
12
6
5
375(1420)
5
5
1
5
2
9
3
5
6
7
6
9
6
12
13
6
6
450(1705)
7
9
2
8
3
5
6
6
6
9
6
12
6
7
525(1990)
5
5
2
5
3
5
6
8
6
12
6
8
600(2270)
5
7
2
5
3
6
6
9
6
6
9
675(2555)
5
9
2
5
3
7
6
13
6
10
750(2840)
5
12
5
9
*In household application, not recommended for over 10 people because of pressure drop limitations.
SETTINGS / 9
TABLE 2B — CULLIGAN ESTATE 1.0FT3 WATER CONDITIONER SALT DOSAGE — FREQUENCY
Total Water Hardness in Grains Per Gallon (mg/L) as Calcium Carbonate
*Persons
in
Household
0-10
(0-170)
11-20
(171-340)
21-30
(341-515)
31-40
(516-685)
41-50
(686-855)
51-60
(856-1025)
2
3
3
1
Gallons
(Liters) of
61-70
71-80
81-90
91-100
Water
(1026-1200) (1201-1370) (1371-1540) (1541-1700) per day
3
3
6
6
2
150(570)
11
9
3
7
3
10
3
15
6
15
6
8
6
9
6
6
3
225(850)
7
9
3
11
3
7
6
11
6
12
6
13
6
14
6
6
4
300(1135)
9
1
10
3
8
6
10
6
12
6
13
6
17
17
6
5
375(1420)
6
11
1
3
7
6
9
6
12
6
13
6
17
6
6
450(1705)
9
10
2
5
3
9
6
10
6
15
6
17
6
7
525(1990)
5
10
2
6
6
10
6
13
6
17
6
8
600(2270)
7
5
3
7
6
10
6
16
6
6
9
675(2555)
5
7
3
7
6
13
6
17
6
10
750(2840)
8
6
8
15
TABLE 2C — CULLIGAN ESTATE 1.5FT3 WATER CONDITIONER SALT DOSAGE — FREQUENCY
Total Water Hardness in Grains Per Gallon (mg/L) as Calcium Carbonate
*Persons
in
Household
0-10
(0-170)
11-20
(171-340)
21-30
(341-515)
31-40
(516-685)
41-50
(686-855)
51-60
(856-1025)
2
3
3
1
Gallons
(Liters) of
61-70
71-80
81-90
91-100
Water
(1026-1200) (1201-1370) (1371-1540) (1541-1700) per day
3
3
6
6
2
150(570)
9
7
2
6
3
8
3
11
3
12
6
9
6
9
6
6
3
225(850)
6
7
3
9
3
13
6
7
6
10
6
11
6
14
6
6
4
300(1135)
6
8
3
6
6
8
6
11
6
12
6
17
6
20
6
5
375(1420)
7
1
3
5
3
7
6
10
6
14
6
18
6
20
6
6
450(1705)
8
5
2
9
3
7
6
9
6
13
6
18
6
20
6
7
525(1990)
5
6
2
5
3
8
6
12
6
16
6
20
6
8
600(2270)
5
6
2
6
3
8
6
13
6
20
6
9
675(2555)
6
8
2
6
3
11
6
16
6
6
10
750(2840)
7
9
7
12
10 / CULLIGAN ESTATE 2/2M WATER CONDITIONER
20
REGENERATION FREQUENCY
SOFT-MINDER METERING DEVICE
To set the regeneration frequency, push the number of pins in
which corresponds to the number located in Table 2 (refer to
Fig. 9 and Table 3).
The Estate 2M water conditioners are equipped with a SoftMinder meter which regenerates based upon the water
consumption patterns of the household.
GALLONS SETTING
Determine the daily use for the household. Usually 75-100
gallons per day per person is adequate. Using Table 4, locate
the hardness range for your water supply. Move down the
column and locate the gallons setting and salt dosage which
best suits the application. Usually two to three days between
regenerations yields the best results. Allow for one half to
one days water usage as reserve capacity. Set the salt dosage
per the instructions on page 9.
FIG. 9
TABLE 3 — RECHARGE FREQUENCY
No. Down on
Salt Chart
Pin No. In on
Frequency Dial
Recharge
Frequency
1
1
Every six days
2
1&4
Every three days
3
1, 3 & 5
Every other day
6
All Pins
Every day
Set the gallons setting on the circuit board. This is done by
removing the two screws of the front cover. The circuit board
is located on the upper left hand corner of the back plate. A
set of six dip switches on the circuit board determine the
gallons capacity. Refer to Table 5, Figs. 10 and 11 when
setting the dip switches. Make sure all recharge frequency
pins are pushed IN.
There are two pilot lights located on the circuit board.
• The green pilot light flickers when water is flowing through
the water meter.
• The amber pilot light is a latching indicator, when the pre
set gallon count has passed, the amber light will illuminate
indicating that the unit will regenerate that night.
TABLE 4A — ESTATE® 2M 0.7FT3 GALLON CAPACITIES TO SIGNAL (RESERVE)
TOTAL WATER HARDNESS IN GRAINS PER GALLON (mg/l)
SALT
DOSAGE
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
0-10
(0-170)
11-20
(171-340)
21-30
(341-515)
31-40
(516-685)
1200
500
300
200
(270)
(235)
(190)
(168)
41-50
(686-855)
51-60
(856-1025)
61-75
(1026-1280)
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
1300
500
300
200
200
(230)
(265)
(210)
(183)
(106)
1400
600
300
200
200
(200)
(200)
(233)
(200)
(120)
1400
600
400
200
200
(250)
(225)
(150)
(213)
(130)
1500
600
400
300
200
(210)
(255)
(170)
(128)
(142)
1500
700
400
300
200
(270)
(185)
(190)
(143)
(154)
1500
700
400
300
200
(270)
(210)
(207)
(155)
(164)
1600
700
500
300
200
200
(260)
(230)
(120)
(165)
(172)
(110)
1700
800
500
300
200
200
(200)
(150)
(133)
(175)
(180)
(117)
NA
NA
SETTINGS / 11
TABLE 4B — ESTATE® 2M 1.0FT3 GALLON CAPACITIES TO SIGNAL (RESERVE)
TOTAL WATER HARDNESS IN GRAINS PER GALLON (mg/l)
SALT
DOSAGE
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
0-10
(0-170)
11-20
(171-340)
21-30
(341-515)
31-40
(516-685)
2000
(255)
2100
(285)
2300
(220)
2400
(255)
2500
(285)
2600
(310)
2800
(227)
2900
(230)
3000
(225)
3000
(310)
3100
(300)
3100
(385)
3100
(471)
900
(227)
900
(292)
1000
(260)
1100
(227)
1100
(292)
1200
(255)
1200
(213)
1300
(265)
1400
(212)
1400
(255)
1400
(300)
1500
(242)
1500
(285)
500
(251)
500
(295)
600
(240)
600
(285)
700
(228)
700
(270)
700
(309)
800
(243)
800
(275)
800
(303)
900
(233)
900
(261)
900
(290)
300
(263)
300
(296)
400
(230)
400
(263)
400
(296)
500
(227)
500
(256)
500
(282)
500
(306)
600
(227)
600
(250)
600
(271)
600
(292)
41-50
(686-855)
51-60
(856-1025)
61-70
(1026-1200)
71-80
(1201-1370)
81-90
(1371-1540)
91-100
(1541-1700)
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
300
(210)
NA
NA
NA
300
(204)
300
(231)
300
(257)
300
(282)
300
(305)
400
(226)
400
(245)
400
(262)
400
(280)
400
(297)
500
(214)
300
(204)
300
(221)
300
(237)
300
(251)
300
(266)
300
(280)
300
(295)
TABLE 4C — ESTATE® 2M 1.5FT3 GALLON CAPACITIES TO SIGNAL (RESERVE)
TOTAL WATER HARDNESS IN GRAINS PER GALLON (mg/l)
SALT
DOSAGE
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
0-10
(0-170)
11-20
(171-340)
21-30
(341-515)
31-40
(516-685)
41-50
(686-855)
2500
(316)
2700
(300)
2900
(295)
3100
(290)
3100
(485)
3100
(670)
3100
(840)
3100
(996)
3100
(1125)
3100
(1235)
3100
(1335)
3100
(1410)
3100
(1490)
3100
(1580)
1100
(308)
1200
(300)
1300
(297)
1400
(295)
1500
(292)
1600
(285)
1700
(270)
1800
(248)
1900
(212)
1900
(267)
2000
(217)
2000
(255)
2000
(295)
2100
(240)
700
(239)
700
(300)
800
(265)
900
(230)
900
(295)
1000
(256)
1100
(213)
1100
(265)
1200
(208)
1200
(245)
1200
(278)
1300
(203)
1300
(230)
1300
(260)
400
(304)
500
(250)
500
(298)
600
(247)
600
(296)
700
(242)
700
(285)
800
(224)
800
(256)
800
(283)
900
(208)
900
(227)
900
(247)
900
(270)
300
(263)
300
(300)
400
(239)
400
(278)
500
(217)
500
(254)
500
(288)
600
(219)
600
(245)
600
(267)
600
(287)
700
(202)
700
(218)
700
(236)
12 / CULLIGAN ESTATE 2/2M WATER CONDITIONER
51-60
(856-1025)
61-70
(1026-1200)
71-80
(1201-1370)
81-90
(1371-1540)
91-100
(1541-1700)
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
300
(200)
300
(232)
300
(265)
300
(297)
400
(228)
400
(256)
400
(282)
400
(204)
500
(222)
500
(239)
500
(251)
500
(265)
500
(280)
300
(212)
300
(238)
300
(262)
300
(285)
300
(203)
400
(219)
400
(233)
400
(244)
400
(255)
400
(268)
300
(212)
300
(228)
300
(241)
300
(254)
300
(263)
300
(273)
300
(285)
300
(201)
300
(210)
300
(220)
NA
NA
300
(168)
TABLE 5 — REGENERATION SCHEDULE
CAPACITY
(GALS.)
10
100
200
300
400
500
600
700
800
900
1000
1100
1200
1300
1400
1500
1600
1700
1800
1900
2000
2100
2200
2300
2400
2500
2600
2700
2800
2900
3000
3100
SW2
OFF
ON
OFF
ON
OFF
ON
OFF
ON
OFF
ON
OFF
ON
OFF
ON
OFF
ON
OFF
ON
OFF
ON
OFF
ON
OFF
ON
OFF
ON
OFF
ON
OFF
ON
OFF
ON
SWITCH POSITION
SW3
SW4
SW5
OFF
OFF
OFF
OFF
OFF
OFF
ON
OFF
OFF
ON
OFF
OFF
OFF
ON
OFF
OFF
ON
OFF
ON
ON
OFF
ON
ON
OFF
OFF
OFF
ON
OFF
OFF
ON
ON
OFF
ON
ON
OFF
ON
OFF
ON
ON
OFF
ON
ON
ON
ON
ON
ON
ON
ON
OFF
OFF
OFF
OFF
OFF
OFF
ON
OFF
OFF
ON
OFF
OFF
OFF
ON
OFF
OFF
ON
OFF
ON
ON
OFF
ON
ON
OFF
OFF
OFF
ON
OFF
OFF
ON
ON
OFF
ON
ON
OFF
ON
OFF
ON
ON
OFF
ON
ON
ON
ON
ON
ON
ON
ON
SW6
OFF
OFF
OFF
OFF
OFF
OFF
OFF
OFF
OFF
OFF
OFF
OFF
OFF
OFF
OFF
OFF
ON
ON
ON
ON
ON
ON
ON
ON
ON
ON
ON
ON
ON
ON
ON
ON
The softener also has a ten gallon setting to assist the service
personnel in trouble shooting the equipment. To trouble shoot
the meter, set the dip switches to the OFF position. Run
water into a measured pail. The green light will flicker. When
ten gallons has passed, the amber light will light up. This will
help determine if the meter is properly measuring the
gallon count.
Brine Valve "A" Dimension
The brine valve contains a float-actuated safety shut-off device to prevent overflow of the brine tank in the unlikely
case of an electrical or mechanical failure during the brine
tank refill cycle.
It is recommended that the brine valve float be used as intended, that is, as a secondary, safety shutoff. Remember,
the timer mechanism provides the primary refill shut-off. To
use the float as a safety shut-off, refer to Table 6 for the salt
dosage and brine tank size being used. The "A" dimension is
the distance between the filter screen and the bottom of the
float (Fig. 12) when the float stem is in its fully raised position; adjust the float and rubber grommets accordingly.
RAPID RINSE
The rapid rinse time, which is established when setting the
salt dosage, is usually adequate for most installations. It may
be increased, if necessary, but it MUST NEVER be reduced
from the salt dosage which is required for adequate
regeneration.
To adjust rapid rinse refer to the section on Salt Dosage. Each
one-pound increase in salt dosage will increase rapid rinse
time, the brine valve float will become the primary brine refill
shutoff. In this case refer to the correct Table 7 column for the
salt dosage and brine tank size being used, and adjust
the "A" dimension accordingly.
FIG. 10
SW-1
RUN
TEST
OFF
ON
FIG. 11
FIG. 12
SETTINGS / 13
TABLE 6 - "A" DIMENSION CHART
Salt
Dosage
(Pounds)
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
160 lb. Brine Tank
"A" Dimension
Secondary (Only)
inches
(cm)
250 lb. Brine Tank
"A" Dimension
Secondary
Primary
inches
(cm)
inches
(cm)
375 lb. Brine Tank
"A" Dimension
Secondary
Primary
inches
(cm)
inches
(cm)
6
7-3/4
9-1/2
1-1/4
13
14-3/4
16-1/2
18-1/4
20
21-3/4
21-1/2
25-1/4
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
8
9-3/8
10-7/8
12-1/4
13-5/8
15
16-3/8
17-3/4
19-1/8
20-1/2
21-7/8
23-1/4
24-5/8
26
27-3/8
28-3/4
—
—
6-1/2
7-1/2
8-1/2
9-1/2
10-1/2
11-1/2
12-1/2
13-1/2
14-1/2
15-1/2
16-1/2
17-1/2
18-1/2
19-1/2
20-1/2
21-1/2
(15.2)
(19.7)
(24.1)
(28.6)
(33.0)
(37.5)
(42.0)
(46.3)
(51.0)
(55.2)
(59.7)
(64.1)
—
—
—
—
—
—
14 / CULLIGAN ESTATE® 2/2M WATER CONDITIONER
—
—
(20.3)
(23.8)
(27.6)
(31.1)
(34.6)
(38.1)
(41.6)
(45.1)
(48.6)
(52.1)
(55.5)
(59.0)
(62.5)
(66.0)
(69.5)
(73.0)
—
—
6
7-3/8
8-7/8
10-1/4
11-5/8
13
14-3/8
15-3/4
17-1/8
18-1/2
19-7/8
21-1/4
22-5/8
24
25-3/8
26-3/4
—
—
(15.2)
(18.7)
(22.5)
(26.0)
(29.5)
(33.0)
(36.5)
(40.0)
(43.5)
(47.0)
(50.5)
(54.0)
(57.5)
(61.0)
(64.5)
(68.0)
—
—
(16.5)
(19.0)
(21.6)
(24.1)
(26.7)
(29.2)
(31.7)
(34.3)
(36.8)
(39.4)
(42.0)
(44.5)
(47.0)
(49.5)
(52.1)
(54.6)
—
—
4-1/2
5-1/2
6-1/2
7-1/2
8-1/2
9-1/2
10-1/2
11-1/2
12-1/2
13-1/2
14-1/2
15-1/2
16-1/2
17-1/2
18-1/2
19-1/2
—
—
(11.4)
(14.0)
(16.5)
(19.0)
(21.6)
(24.1)
(26.7)
(29.2)
(31.7)
(34.3)
(36.8)
(39.4)
(42.0)
(44.5)
(47.0)
(49.5)
Start-Up Procedure
WARNING: FOR PROTECTION, A SANITIZING
AGENT HAS BEEN ADDED TO THE SOFTENER TANK
AT THE FACTORY. THIS SANITIZING AGENT MUST
BE FLUSHED OUT BEFORE THE UNIT IS PLACED
INTO SERVICE BY RUNNING AT LEAST 50 GALLONS
OF WATER THROUGH THE UNIT DRAIN.
1. Connect the power cord to a grounded 3-wire, 120 Volt,
60 Hertz outlet, or a 2-wire outlet with a suitable 3-wire
adapter (properly grounded to the outlet box or plate).
2. Set the timer to the correct time of recharge and time of
day.
3. Caution the homeowner to not use water for about 30
minutes while you complete the start-up.
4. Shift the by pass valve to the SOFT WATER position by
pushing in the blue knob. The mineral tank will begin to
fill with water.
5. After about one minute, shift the bypass valve to the
BYPASS position by pushing in the red knob.
6. Advance the cam gear of the timer clockwise to the backwash position. This will expel air from the mineral tank
to drain.
7. When all the air has been expelled from the mineral tank,
advance the cam gear to the service position.
8. Repeat steps 4 through 7.
9. Repeat steps 4 through 7 again.
WARNING: ALTHOUGH NOT NORMALLY NECESSARY, SHOULD YOU NEED TO DISASSEMBLE ANY
PART OF THE CONTROL VALVE OR REMOVE THE
CONTROL FROM THE TANK ASSEMBLY OR ASSOCIATED PLUMBING, DEPRESSURIZE THE UNIT FIRST
CLOSING THE MAIN SUPPLY VALVE, THEN OPEN A
CONVENIENT FAUCET DOWN STREAM FROM THE
WATER CONDITIONER.
During the recharge cycle, hard water will be available to all
the lines in the household. Immediately following recharge,
the water to service will be soft.
Because of the volume of water contained in the water heater,
the hot water may not be soft for several days. Soft hot water
can be made available almost immediately, however, if the
water heater is drained immediately after recharge and
allowed to refill with soft water.
BEFORE LEAVING THE INSTALLATION SITE
Make sure the brine tank is filled with water to the level of
the float. Fill the tank with a hose or put the unit into a full
recharge so that the brine refill cycle will fill the tank.
Explain the operation of the softener to the customer. Give
the customer a copy of the Owner's Guide and warranty policy.
Make sure the customer knows that there will be new sounds
associated with the recharging of the unit. Advise the
customer to periodically check and replenish the salt supply.
Clean up the unit and the installation site, removing any
soldering or pipe threading residues from the equipment with
a damp towel.
10.Shift the Bypass Valve to the SOFT WATER position,
initiate a recharge and allow the recharge cycle to run to
completion.
START-UP PROCEDURE / 15
Operation, Care and Maintenance
Use of Bypass Valve
• Do not place heavy objects on top of the conditioner cover.
Depending on where the particular installation was made,
the outside sill cocks may or may not be served by conditioned water. Ideally, all lines not requiring soft water should
be taken off upstream of the softener. This is not always possible, however, due to the construction of the house, or the
difficulty or expense of rearranging the piping in older homes.
• Use only mild soap and warm water to clean the exterior
of the unit. Never use harsh abrasive cleaners or compounds
which contain acid or bleach.
• Protect the conditioner and drain line from freezing
temperatures.
You should bypass the conditioner:
• If the outside lines do not bypass the water softener and
the water is to be used for lawn sprinkling or other outside
uses.
• If water is not used for several days (e.g., during vacation
periods).
• If you wish to inspect or work on the valve or salt
container.
• Reset the timer as soon as possible after any interruption
of electrical power to keep the unit on its normal schedule.
CLEANING THE SALT STORAGE TANK
Because all salts contain some insoluble matter (purified salt
contains less than rock salt) your salt storage container will
require occasional cleaning to keep your conditioner at peak
operating efficiency.
TOOLS NEEDED
• If a water leak from a valve is evident.
Bypass Valve
With the blue knob pushed fully inward (knob up against the
barrel of the valve), water is routed through the water conditioner where it is softened. Water may be bypassed around
the conditioner by pushing the red knob fully inward. Avoid
"slapping" the valve when shifting from one position to
another.
NOTICE: If the media tank is to remain attached to the
control, close the inlet valve, then open the bypass valve.
Scoop
Clean, bucket-size container
Philips-head screwdriver
Garden hose
Household scrub brush or sponge
• Remove the salt storage tank cover and the cap from the
brine valve chamber.
• Lift the brine valve out of the brine valve chamber and set
aside in an upright position.
CARE AND CLEANING
• If you'd like to save any clean, dry salt remaining in the
tank, remove it and place it in a clean container.
Protect the operation and appearance of the water conditioner
by following these precautions:
• Using the scoop, dig out and discard as much remaining
salt, water and debris as possible.
16 / CULLIGAN ESTATE® 2/2M WATER CONDITIONER
• Remove the brine valve chamber by removing the screws
on the side of the salt tank.
• Stand salt tank upright. Replace the salt plate. Place brine
valve chamber in position and affix with screws.
• Remove the salt plate at the bottom of the brine tank.
• Insert the brine valve into the chamber and replace valve
chamber cap.
• Lay the salt tank on its side and direct a brisk stream of
water from your garden hose to its inside to rinse out all
residue.
• Fill the storage tank with 4 to 6 inches of water.
• Fill the tank with salt to within a few inches from the top.
• Using a household scrub brush and a mild soapy solution,
clean the salt plate. This will complete the tank cleaning.
• Replace the salt storage tank cover.
OPERATION, CARE AND MAINTENANCE / 17
Wiring Schematic
Automatic Clock Timer
18 / CULLIGAN ESTATE® 2/2M WATER CONDITIONER
Wiring Schematic
Timer with Soft-Minder® Meter
WIRING SCHEMATIC / 19
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