Northstar water softener ?

Discussion in 'Water Softener Forum, problems, installation and r' started by crazyeyes, Mar 29, 2011.

  1. crazyeyes

    crazyeyes New Member

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    I'm going to add a water softener to my house this summer . I got a a price here for a 2 piece softener .Northstar 25000g for $498.00 .
    Is this good price and good eqe. ?
    if not , What eqe. do I need to look for .

    Thank you
    Rick
  2. Akpsdvan

    Akpsdvan In the Trades

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    What is the valve like?
    Any photos of the valve in question?
    What is the water like? hardness, iron and the like.
    How many people in the home?

    From what I know Northstar is just another name of GE, Polarstar and Sears or Kenmore softeners... but I have been known to be wrong.
  3. crazyeyes

    crazyeyes New Member

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  4. Akpsdvan

    Akpsdvan In the Trades

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    2 teen girls?
    Might as well add to more to that number...

    From the web photo I would say just another name for Eco Water system.......... and looking at the book on it , just another spin on the cheap sears or GE......

    Get the hardness test done...

    If you would like to spend what you are about to spend every 6 years or so.... go for it, or spend some more have a system that will last for 5 times as long.
  5. crazyeyes

    crazyeyes New Member

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    I real dont have to many place to get a water softener from . Two plumbers supply house and lowes.
    Rick
  6. Akpsdvan

    Akpsdvan In the Trades

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    You might be able to find some one to have a system drop shipped to you , much like an online dealer would.
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    crazyeyes New Member

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  8. Akpsdvan

    Akpsdvan In the Trades

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    Having a challenge in getting to the pages that you have the links to...
    But if the system is that which is on the home page of Sterlingwatertreatment... then that photo looks to be the clack valve and that is a good one..
    Do they offer parts if some thing that you might have to replace?
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    crazyeyes New Member

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  10. Akpsdvan

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    If it is the one on the home page, then it looks like the clack valve and that would be a good choice, a better choice than the northstar...........
  11. DonL

    DonL Jack of all trades Master of one

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    Hello Crazyeyes,

    I have a Starwater system and it has been in operation for 15 years. Whatever you get , It should be a system that re-gens on water use demand.
    that saves salt and media used to soften the water.

    The one you listed 1207101 looks scary to me, too many parts and a PC controller that may glitch if you have any type of electrical Brown out.
    If you do go with a controller like that, I would recommend a Surge protector at the least. (maybe even a UPS in rural Indiana)

    There is nothing wrong with a Star system with the good old time Mechanical Timer, as long as it is on demand Rejuvenate.

    Just my thought.

    DonL
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