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  • water softner recommendations

    who makes a good one?
    Buy cheap, buy twice.

  • #2
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    Is the Water Surgeon near you out there? He was the softener man but pretty much doesn't post anymore.

    J.C.

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    • #3
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      I get mine at Performance Water Products in Buena Park 800 374-6428

      I order my units with the Fleck 5600 meter head.

      wookie

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      • #4
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        I've had much success with the WaterBoss from Home Depot and water softeners from Sears/Kenmore.


        The attitude of most property owners is buy cheap, use one that'll last 10 years at least and figure the cost perspective over the # of years ratio.


        I have maybe 23 over the past 8 years and no callbacks, if people can remember my name from that long ago.
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        • #5
          Re: water softner recommendations

          Originally posted by DUNBAR View Post
          I've had much success with the WaterBoss from Home Depot and water softeners from Sears/Kenmore.


          The attitude of most property owners is buy cheap, use one that'll last 10 years at least and figure the cost perspective over the # of years ratio.


          I have maybe 23 over the past 8 years and no callbacks, if people can remember my name from that long ago.
          Just guessing that about half the units I run into with the names you mentioned are not working properly. If you do some checking you can get a good unit for less $ than at the big box. Maybe you're just installing what the customer bought, so would I, when I supply its a Fleck for me.

          I believe Calif has now banned softners. Need to check. Potassium Chloride will work instead of salt?????

          wookie

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          • #6
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            wow, will investigate that ban. do you remember where you heard that? kinda sucks as our water is real hard here.
            Buy cheap, buy twice.

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            • #7
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              We range anywhere from 10-16 grains. I thought you all had the best drinking water on the planet?


              How could that not be soft water?
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              • #8
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                I've installed Lancaster (Fleck Head) and also Home Center models. Haven't had problems with either. I've checked back with customers too.

                Installed a model from Sears for someone. I think it was their large/best model. Good size resin bed and salt reservoir. No problems and it was less expensive by about $250.00 over a comparable supply house model.

                I'm told good Fleck heads and some others go and go. But as Dunbar said, they'd rather replace in 10 years rather than have a long lasting head. I can't say the customer is wrong (yet, more research) because who knows what will be available in 10 years and the last time I checked the average move for people in the U.S. was less than 7 years. That's gonna' go up with the mortgage "crisis" and economy though. People are more likely to stay put.

                J.C.

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                • #9
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                  Originally posted by gear junkie View Post
                  wow, will investigate that ban. do you remember where you heard that? kinda sucks as our water is real hard here.
                  I think its AB 1366 I believe some areas are exempt

                  Gotta love Calif.

                  Its up to the individual municipalities to ban softners and buyback softners in use already. That will be interesting to see. " our records show ( permit ) you have a softner, give it up! "

                  I get such a warm fuzzy feeling knowing I'm being looked after by big brother

                  wookie

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