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mooreshawn 07-16-2011 08:23 AM

Water softener
 
I am looking for some advice. I have gotten estimates from 4 water softner companies and the differences are vast. Two estimated a paper filter before the unit to get rid of sediment from the well, which is our main problem. Then the water care water softner or kinetico for the 10 grains of hardness. All other tests were good. One estimated just the water boss pro and no paper filter as it has a sediment filter. The last and most expensive bid was another watercare softner, but with a backwashing filter. The kinetico dealer made the most sense as they always place a paper filter before the water softner to avoid sediment problems and felt since you cant test for sediment, you start small and add as needed. We also had a disscussion about where to discharge the softner - sump pump (concern when we are not at the house) - septic ( many feel this is a bog no no) - outside (freezing)? Any advice would be great!

mr.greenthumb 07-23-2011 12:49 PM

10 grains of hardness is not bad and removing large sediment is very cheap and easy. You need a big blue filter (4.5x20) with a 20-25 micron pleated filter.At 10 grains of hardness, you might not need a water softener.

Drywallhelp 07-29-2011 03:48 PM

Water Softener Advice
 
wrong post

Andy CWS 11-04-2011 06:36 AM

Ten grains is considered extremely hard. I would recommend a softener.

jennierz 02-25-2012 05:14 AM

Kinetico reverse osmosis is the best 3 homes and alway installed
 
i use less of every soap possible in my house and detergent and less cleaning because this water softener is a dream come true. It saves you money so much. If you think about how much laundry detergent coast and the time spending scrubbing scum off you bathtubs ect you will get what you pay for and it pays for it self in the end. This is a dream machine and i am very thrifty but not when this can save tim and money and better water and softer clothes. Uses lest salt better for your skin and hair! A++++++++:thumbsup:

Andy CWS 01-06-2013 08:51 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by mr.greenthumb (Post 692019)
10 grains of hardness is not bad and removing large sediment is very cheap and easy. You need a big blue filter (4.5x20) with a 20-25 micron pleated filter.At 10 grains of hardness, you might not need a water softener.

According to the WQA, 10 grains is considered extremely hard and I recommend softening it. I know people who have 60 grains and feel they don't need a softener and that is their prerogative. Nonetheless, it is hard water.


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