Help with choosing a softener system

Discussion in 'Water Softener Forum, Questions and Answers' started by Vish Gajendran, Nov 14, 2017.

  1. Vish Gajendran

    Vish Gajendran New Member

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    My son moved to a new home in Grand terrace. 3 bed room, 2 1/2 baths home. Mostly it is one person. We go from Northern California every couple of months for a few days with the dog. We talked to Culligan and couple such, got pretty expensive quotes. Then came up on this site. We are looking for suggestions for water softener system and possible ROS for the kitchen. Also we need recommendation for a plumber to install. Thanks
     
  2. Bannerman

    Bannerman Well-Known Member

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    A report of the water conditions would be useful. If the water source is municipal, the town/city will typically post a water report on their web site. Many municipal reports will only indicate average water hardness from all sources whereas it is best to test hardness directly at the home where the softener is to be located.

    If the source is a private well, then your son will need to have a water sample lab tested, which will include the hardness level.

    Both National Labs http://www.ntllabs.com and Kar Labs https://www.karlabs.com are reputable, reasonably priced and highly recommended.

    This site will typically recommend a softener system utilizing a Fleck or Clack control valve, paired with domestically produced tanks and resin. Proprietary equipment such as Culligan and Kinetico offer limited distributorship and service support so they are typically not recommended here.
     
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  4. Reach4

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  5. Master Plumber Mark

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    get a CLACK water softener, probably a 36,00 grain would be fine for just one or two persons

    the reverse osmossis units are available everywhere ..... ask ditto head for him to ship you one for cheap..

    getting the plumber is your only problem
     
  6. Vish Gajendran

    Vish Gajendran New Member

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    It is Municipal water
    Latest report is for 2016:
    Chloride 28.7 ppm
    Sulfate 51 ppm
    Total Dissolved Solids (TDS) 382 ppm
    Calcium 66 ppm
    Total Hardness CA C03 214 ppm
    Total Alkalinity 192 ppm
    Bicarbonate 236 ppm
    Magnesium 12.4 ppm
    Potassium 3.1 ppm
    Sodium 39.1 ppm
     
  7. Reach4

    Reach4 Well-Known Member

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    You want a softener with 1.5 cubic ft of 10% crosslinked resin with a 54x10 tank, or a 1 cubic ft.
     
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