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Old 08-09-2017, 05:55 PM   #1

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Metered Or Timered Water Softener

Okay, I admit to not knowing much about these. We are setting up a Fleck softener at our new place. Our current home has the old dependable timer that regenerates every 24 hours. I see that they now have units that regenerate based on water usage. Will I regret it if I go with one of these? Seems like they can save salt and electricity, but my wife will kill me if it doesn't work as well as the one we have now.
I'd love to replace all the dumbness in this room but the budget is tight and the stupidity is plentiful!

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Old 08-09-2017, 07:37 PM   #2
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Re: Metered Or Timered Water Softener

Definetly go with a metered.

You will save a ton of water and salt.

I just put in a new flack unit because we moved. Last house I also put in a flack. I used about 6 bags of salt a year, water hardness of about 25 grains. Family of four.

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Re: Metered Or Timered Water Softener

Family of 5 adults, 1.5 bags a month, 52 water hardness. Runs almost every day.

Softners with plastic parts last 3-5yrs here due to the hardness (same with kitchen faucet ).

Hard water ruined the water heater and dishwasher heating elements. Ruined four sets of faucet valves (plastic) and froze up the plastic gears of a big box brand softener in 2.5 yrs before we moved in.
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