And no, they don't work
Newbie here and I plan to install a GAC backwashing system and a water softening system. I was wondering what the experts think about about TAC water softeners which I understand do no require salt. Do they perform as well as the salt-based water softeners? I did a board search and didn't find much discussion about this.
Also, our local water district uses chloramines to treat the water. I was researching online, I read somewhere that a Centaur filter is the only one that removes chloramines - is this accurate? If so, is this the only one I should consider?
No, plumbing ain't rocket science. Unlike rocket science, plumbing requires a license!
Please don't use "water softener" and tac in the same sentence. I sell massive quantities of them and I will be honest. I don't know one guy in the industry who has one at their own house. It is one of the questions I ask during the green technologies section of my seminars. Still no one in the past three years. They can be somewhat effective, sometimes. In general I recommend against them unless the customer hates soft water or are unable to do the salt, or are in a brine restricted area.
Thanks for the feedback on the first part of my question - what about the Centaur filter? Is this the best filter to use in areas where the water is treated with chloramine?
Just about any catalytic type of carbon will do well with Chloramine, contact time is key to its effectiveness.
How to rebuild a softener http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8YkJS...ature=youtu.be