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Old 08-16-19, 03:43 PM
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new softener recommendations

Our softener with a Fleck 5600 head 48000 grain capacity crapped out after 20 years. I read that Culligan / ecowater and other national chains are proprietary and repairs might be expensive. We've talked to people that install Hellenbrand and Marlo (clack head). The Hellenbrand is $100 more than the Marlo. The Marlo guy also installs water-rite(sp) but prefers Marlo currently. Is one of those softeners preferred over the other -- or are their better ones out there?
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Old 08-16-19, 05:41 PM
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Ive done my water softener install for the past 20 years and never heard of either of those brands.

If you willing to DIY take a look at Ohio Water, bought many systems there and they wont sell anything you dont need!

BTW, you will probably save thousands over those scammers!
 
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Old 08-17-19, 10:54 AM
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Hellenbrand and Marlo are National companies .. and good with the clack valve.
At least the Hellenbrand is in Alaska for years.

Having a local person can be great or a bad thing depending on the person your dealing with.

If one has the time and the ability to work on and understand the DIY is the way to go but if one has other things to do with their time then a company that has good service is the way to go.

I have lost track of the ones around here that order on line and it works for awhile and then they can not help or understanding as to why it is not working.

On line is great for the parts but whole systems can be a challenge as every location has different water and the local company has spend years learning and understanding the different water with in that area.
 
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Old 08-17-19, 12:52 PM
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On line is great for the parts but whole systems can be a challenge as every location has different water and the local company has spend years learning and understanding the different water with in that area.
To each their own!

Water softener components today are very common and simple, but local sellers typ inject the voodoo of water chemistry into the sales pressure then charge many, many times the cost of the components all in the name of their expertise.

But if that is your comfort zone then go for it!
 
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