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    Nice; gives me some ideas. Did you do the PEX work yourself?

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    Glad you like it. Yes I did the pex myself (why, does it look like it, lol)

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    FYI, the brine draw is not controlled by the BLFC in any way. Most softeners have a directional flow controller in the brine system that only affects refill. The flow control moves out of the way during brine draw. The brine draw is controlled by the injector size and water pressure. All of the Fleck valves operate this way. Even the huge commercial valves with timed or float refill use a simple directional flow control.

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    Thanks for the info!

    Edit: guess it was just a coincidence brine fill and brine draw were the same duration on my 7000.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hiperco View Post
    Glad you like it. Yes I did the pex myself (why, does it look like it, lol)
    No, I was planning on doing a major reconfiguration of my system in PEX, but don't have tools, etc., and wondered how dificult & expensive it was. Mine is all 1" though.

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    Pex is great and easy (assuming you can get your crimp tool into every spot you need to) but you do need to invest in the tools. My crimp tool does half and three quarter which covers everything in my house.

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    When I do PEX, I use Apollo. The tool is reasonably priced and works great. I think it is available at many Home Depots or Lowes. I use the S.S. fasteners, not the plastic for longevity and peace of mind. Their plastic barbed fittings are very high quality too.

    http://apollopex.com/products/3
    http://apollopex.com/products/1
    http://apollopex.com/_products/docs/I-69PTKG1096.pdf
    http://apollopex.com/products/5

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    Thanks; any reason(s) to prefer pinch-clamp vs crimp fittings?

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    The SS are much more expensive, but both work very well. I am simply more comfortable with the SS type.

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