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    Default Can someone help me determine my needs?

    I need to install a water softener and I am not sure I have a grip on all the considerations. Here is the information I have thus far:

    6 people / 3.5 baths
    The city water: 14.2 gpg /243 ppm

    What else am I missing for information gathering?

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    Pipe size, and the city report will let you know if there are any other concerns. iron, manganese, pH, etc.

    With your rough numbers, I would recommend a 2.5 Cu. Ft. 7000SXT softener.
    The chart shows a 2 cu. ft. system, but considering the number of bathrooms, a system rated for higher flow rates would be recommended.
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    Ditto's to Dittohead
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    Thanks for the recommendations.

    As to pipe size, this is a new home that was plumbed for a softener. Are we talking about the size of those connections or the water main? Still working on getting the city report for mineral contents.

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    The softener loop pipe is what we need to properly size your unit. The municipality will usually have the water report posted on their website.

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    Sorry to dig up an old thread but, I still haven't installed a system and I really need to. In looking at the city's water report, they don't list any of the factors mentioned in their test results. Should I get a separate test done? IS the 7000SXT still the system of choice for my needs?

    -gl

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