So, had the Home Depot spiel a while back about a reverse osmosis system. Sounds great, but can't afford it. Now, my family just spent over a week with my wife's parents in their new home. They have well water and a reverse osmosis filter. I decided that a similar system or a softener system would be nice, but again, I cant afford one. A Rainsoft softener system happened to pop up on craigslist...for free. It's old. Probably around 30 years judging by . I know, there's a reason someone got rid of it, but the only way I can ever afford stuff is to find a broken one and fix it. My question since I know very little about these is is it worth trying to get back into service or should I just toss it? Looks like the one in the picture. In fact I think is picture is from someone else's post on this forum. I could justify spending they money to get it going as long as its far less than a new system, but this isn't my area of expertise. Thats where y'all come in. The plug to the unit was cut and the plug itself doesn't look like I'd trust it on the wall so I would need to find a replacement. Not idea if the control unit or "Electronic Brian" works. I haven't even looked at the cost of the resin and salt needed to replace whats in it. Should I just put it on the curb for Friday's trash pickup?