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* Firstly, softening makes water more conductive, speeding up chemical and corrosion processes.
* Also, every 20 degree F rise in temp roughly doubles the speed of chemical (corrosion) processes. The problems you mentioned are where heat from the tank will come into play.
* I’d try to adjust the softener to leave 60 to 120 parts per million of calcium/magnesium hardness in the water. Over-softened water is hard on metals.
Please excuse the barging in but do you happen to have a tech write-up on how to go about adjusting a softener in such a manner?
And how would you ascertain correct balance after adjusting, water analysis or pH strips?