I have a crap-ton of spent mixed bed resin just sitting in my garage. Probably around two cubic feet worth. Does anyone have any clever ideas on what to use it for?
I’ve looked around to see if any water softening companies could recharge it for me, but no dice. The resin is from a few different sources too, so i don’t know it’s exact make-up. i’m told that’s relevant with regard to the recharging process…
I recharged mine 4 or 5 times. Could not get it to last as long as the store bought stuff. Its also dangerous and expensive.
Material wise, its certainly a bit cheaper as long as you do it right the first time.
Im not afraid of a little chemistry, but even though I have close to a case of the lye a few bottles of the acid and 3 5 gallon buckets full of used resin… Id still rather spend an extra $50 bucks and buy the fresh stuff and avoid the smoke and headaches.
I will look for this blog in autopia recharge your CRspotless resin. This guy filled a container with his resin (mixed) Not sure of mix but lye and water. Said it gets hot but the 2 settle. Waited 45 minutes and scooped the lighter (Anion) colored beads and rinsed. Dark (Casion) was collected and put into a Muriatic acid/water bath. Might try it just to see. He mentioned was getting 20ppm. Hey I can run that and collect it. If too much spotting I can use it for pre-cleaning, bucket water. If a few bucks of chemicals and a bit of time gets me a bit more. I’ll try it. Could be BS. Who knows, maybe someone here tried it. Hope they let us know.
I used to recharge mine. Big Freaking mess and not as cheap to do as you’d think. $200 of resin can make you thousands of dollars. That’s like stopping to pick up nickles when there are dollar bills blowing around.
Sounds like a hassle. Might play around when bored. Oh, I was in Austin the other day and WOW!. I saw nice windows to play with. Like a kid at 6 flags. Maybe when I get older I can play with that stuff. Not many tall buildings here nor any with windows like I see off of TX360 Loop (?) Plus businesses here are cheap. Heck, still trying to get the little pole I got set up to work like I want and too small of tank for big jobs. Lets see if the Unger head and fan jets I got today work a little better. Going to order some new resin but I see mixed resin usually are 10lb bags but want to be sure all 10 goes in because called another place and said I had a .5 cu ft tank and they said the refill is 10lb bag but I have a .25 cu ft tank and they still say 10lb bag. Hmmm. If anyone knows, please chime in. Thanks
I’ve got like eight five gallon buckets in the basement. I have looked into having recharged with no luck. I recently thought to see if nation wide di does anything with recharging. But the cost of shipping both ways would probably cause me to not save a ton. It sure would be nice to have it all recharged at once and be sitting on all that stockpile of fresh resin.