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    Default How to install Culligan seal kit?

    I have a Culligan 812 water softener , that continuiously discharges a small trickle of water even when not recharging. Culligan rep says it's probably a bad seal and qouted $189 to repair it. That seems excessive to me, but what do I know? Question; is installing a seal kit something an amature can do, and if so, where can I get a kit, how do I install it, and any other suggestions?

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    From time to time there will be a kit that comes up on Bay of E....

    Depends on ones skill level.

    There is a Culligan Dealer on line within the state of Kentucky that lists the part that you are looking for, but I have no idea as to would they sell .....

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    Thanks for the reply.

    The only thing I've ever done to a water softener is clean the brine tank. I probably should have asked if replacing the seals requires specialized skills or tools. I have a modest skill level, can rebuild a carburator, overhaul an engine, built my own house, etc. Can't imagine installing a seal kit is rocket science. I need a source for the kit and instructions.

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    You should be able to fix it yourself, But that unit is old enough that maybe a replacement would be better.

    Is the brine tank overfilling ?


    Here is the service manual;
    http://cassidywater.com/service/Mk89_812_Fr1984.pdf
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    Donl.

    Thanks for the service manual link!

    No, brine tank is not overfilling.

    You may be right on replacing the softener it's 17 yrs old and I hate to spend money on it if I'll have to replace it soon anyway. Any suggestions on what mke/model to buy for a 2 adult household?

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    I would not know what is the best, In this day and age.

    I think that all the new ones are cheap/junk Not made in America, just assembled here.

    If you go with 24,000 then for two people you could get by with about 1 bag or less of salt a month, depending on your hardness.

    I would get one with a metering system, that only rejuvenates when needed.

    Last I checked House Pepo had a good unit for around 600. I would get something with a good warranty and a good control valve.


    I am sure the water softener pros on this forum will help you with a good selection.


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