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    Alright, I decided to make a separate thread for this so I could get some more feedback. Is there any reason I should get the Fleck 7000SXT over the Fleck 5600SXT if I have 3/4" pipes? Thanks for any and all info!

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    Technically no, but why not? The 7000 is available with 3/4" plumbing connectors, offers virtually no loss in flow due to its large ports, the meter is 1/2 the cost to repair/replace in the future, both are extremely simple to rebuild, and the 7000 is rated nema 4. The only real disadvantage is the physical size of the valve. It is larger, but the size is comparable to the old mechanical metered valves as I have shown in recent posts and pictures.

    The 7000 also uses optical positioning instead of micrswitches. This is simpler and reduses parts. The drive train is also more durable, but this really only matters in commercial applications where the system will see daily regenerations. Residential applications, both valves will last for decades.

    Either valve will last for many years and provide exceptional trouble free service. If you watch the video below, and go to my other videos, you will see me rebuild a 5000, that is very similar to the 5600 rebuild. As you can see, both valves are built to last and are very easy to rebuild when it becomes necessary in a decade.

    Hope this helps.
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    Definitely helps, thank you! Makes sense to me. Appreciate you expounding further on your previous post.

    Edit: even more info, sweet! Thanks again!
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    Are you aware of the recall of the 7000? Has Fleck started to ship them again?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gary Slusser View Post
    Are you aware of the recall of the 7000? Has Fleck started to ship them again?
    I haven't heard about any recall, but then again, I know absolutely nothing about these things, haha. All I know is that almost all water softener selling websites are selling these. If there was a recall, I may just not get the 7000sxt. Who knows if websites are keeping track of recalled units. I dont feel like getting stuck with that mess.

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    Quote Originally Posted by amateurplumber1 View Post
    Who knows if websites are keeping track of recalled units.
    A couple of web sites mentioned that the 7000SXT units were on back order. The notes I saw were posted in late February. I'm not sure if the back-order has started to clear yet, or not.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JohnnyO View Post
    A couple of web sites mentioned that the 7000SXT units were on back order. The notes I saw were posted in late February. I'm not sure if the back-order has started to clear yet, or not.
    Yeah, my order was one that was on hold for the 7000 issue. I did receive the unit last week. So I think the valves are being shipped again.

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