Water Right or Hellenbrand

Old 10-02-09, 05:33 PM
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Water Right or Hellenbrand

Hi, we're looking at replacing a 10-year old Kenmore softener that isn't functioning anymore... hardness is 29. We have high iron content also, but have a Hellenbrand Iron Curtain, which does a wonderful job on the iron. We have two quotes for new softeners, 1 cu. ft units, Water Right ($650) or Hellenbrand ($800). Sorry, don't have model numbers... but any general opinions? It seems Hellenbrand is fairly well respected from other posts, but can't find anything on Water Right?
Old 10-02-09, 07:19 PM
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Water Rite has been selling softeners since the 60's. It's either a Fleck 5600 or a Clack WS-1. Both are good valve but I don't like electronics on softheners. Hellenbrand uses Fleck and does not make a softener (nor does Water Rite). They buy componets and put them together.

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