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    Default Time for a new water softener system.

    My current GE softener has become more work than it's worth so I'm going to replace it. I'm thinking about getting this unit:

    http://www.americanhomewater.com/patriot.php


    Any opinions from the pros?

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    The Fleck 5600 control valve is an excellent valve. You can get units equipped with that valve for a lot less money.

    Here is one example:

    http://www.ohiopurewater.com/shop/cu...me.php?cat=178

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    Thanks for the insight. How do I size the unit I need? I have a 2100sf home with 2 adults living in it.

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    What is your water analysis--hardness and iron/manganese are of primary interest?

    Do you have any large tubs, multihead showers, or other application of softened water that have unusually high flow demands? If so please describe.

    Sizing is done based on compensated hardness and peak flow rate the softener will be expected to treat.

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    Water is very hard in my city but not a lot of metals/minerals. I don't have real numbers but that is what I have been told by a city worker.

    We are simple water users and do not have huge tubs or multihead showers.

    From additional research I feel a 32,000 grain unit would suffice.

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    If you have city water municipal water suppliers are required to regularly test the water and make the results available to users. Many municipalities post the results on a website. Others will provide the information if you call and ask.

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