I thank everyone for their advice. It is your input that drives me to learn more and I love to learn
Originally Posted by Bob999
I think you will find it is the same cost, or less, to buy a complete new unit than to separately buy all the items you have identified that need to be replaced.
I realize that I know less about softener systems than anyone else in the world. I am learning.
So now Im on a mission to get prices for parts to fix what I have AND the prices for a new system. I say system because a part in the brine tank is broken too. So far, I have a 75% difference in cost between the two options. That 75% = a couple hundred dollars. I am not done with the price search because I know that there is always a better deal somewhere. I will be doing the labor so that is not a factor in the total cost.
I have a question. Is there truly any reason that mandates the complete replacement of what I have instead of fixing it? To my knowledge, I am essentially creating a "new" system. Arent the controls and the media for the tanks basically the "system"?
I appreciate your input on this question and invite others to reply as well. I am only trying to learn about these machines