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Old 08-05-2010, 09:04 AM   #1
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I recently purchased a home in FL. There is a rented Culligan water softener installed in the garage. I see no reason to pay monthly fees for this type of equipment. I'd like to purchase a unit instead.

I've lived in apartments in the NE most of my adult life. This is my first house and my first home in FL. After washing my car with unsoftened water, I can see the importance of these devices. My car looked worse after washing than before!

But I really don't know much about these devices and don't want to buy a problematic system.

Any particular brands or types that are recommended? Anything to avoid? I'll definitely have at least the front hose spigot plumbed into the softener for future car washes!

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Get a ShamWow! Just teasin'

I don't know much about water softeners either as far as recommended brands, etc. Perhaps you can purchase the one that's already installed by Culligan. Call them and ask if that's a possibility.

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Perhaps you can purchase the one that's already installed by Culligan. Call them and ask if that's a possibility.
Thanks...I've already asked. It's not an option.

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Culligan has been in business for a long time. Well known quality products. If you can't purchase the rental unit, maybe ask them what the options are. If you cancel the rental, they'll have to come out to remove that one anyway.

Someone else in this forum will have more advice and more experience with water softeners also I'm sure.

If you look to the right of this thread. There will be lots of Google ads for water softeners >
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Your Culligan Dealer there will not sell you that unit?

Must be made of gold or some thing.

If they will not sell, then tell them to come and take it out.. once that is done you can either have another dealer sell you one or you should be able to find a unit of the same size on line and put it in your self or find a local dealer that could either sell you a new or used unit..

What is the size of the Culligan that is in place right now?
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Look for a unit with a Fleck control valve. The size of the unit depends on your water analysis, the number of people in the household, and your peak soft water usage rate.

Independent water treatment firms typically offer Fleck with full service. Alternatively, if you can do the install and maintenance yourself you can buy a complete unit from an internet supplier.
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If they will not sell, then tell them to come and take it out.. once that is done you can either have another dealer sell you one or you should be able to find a unit of the same size on line and put it in your self or find a local dealer that could either sell you a new or used unit..

What is the size of the Culligan that is in place right now?
I'm not sure of the size...I'm traveling at the moment. I'll have a look at it next week.

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