Clack WS1 v. North Star 30,000

Old 11-23-09, 10:57 AM
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Clack WS1 v. North Star 30,000

Hi. We are looking to replace our Waterboss water softener that broke on us after five years (valve broke for second time). We have a water hardness of 12. We are a family of 4 (2 adults and 2 children under 5 years old). Anyone have any thoughts on either of these or recommend another system. Price range is under $650. Thanks!
Old 11-23-09, 11:19 AM
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The Clack is a better valve than the North Star, but I don't like electronics on water softeners. The best choice would be a Fleck 5600 Meter demand system for the same cost. It will last longer with no electronics to go bad.
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If all you're removing is 12 grains hardness - no iron - then almost any softener will handle that application. I like limited electronic units because they usually offer battery back-up for single tank units so that when a power outage occurs you don't have to go down and set the correct time.

The Clack is a newer brand but seems to be gaining popularity. I use GE Autotrol valves because in my opinion they require the least amount of service over their lives.

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