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40-lb Bag of Morton Salt System Saver II Water Softener Pellets EXPIRED

GoodDay 49,735 December 26, 2012 at 08:21 AM in Home & Home Improvement (2) More Sears Deals
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Promoted 12-26-2012 at 10:24 AM View Original Post
Sears.com has 40-Pound Bag of Morton Salt System Saver II Water Softener Pellets for $3.79. Select in-store pick up to save on shipping. Thanks GoodDay

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#91
Quote from Mungo View Post :
Not sure how a water softener works, but if it's adding salt to the water doesn't that make the water taste salty & cause things to rust faster?
A water softener replaces calcium and magnesium ions in the water with calcium ions. But this is not salt (NaCl), just calcium ions. It makes the water 'work' better with soap (and prevents the formation of scale inside pipes).

calcium does not taste like salt nor rust
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Quote from Mungo View Post :
Not sure how a water softener works, but if it's adding salt to the water doesn't that make the water taste salty & cause things to rust faster?
A water softener doesn't add salt to the water, it uses the salt from the brine tank to wash the resin that does the softening. Most softeners cycle on 15 day intervals.

The resin "softens" by ion exchange, basically trading hard element like Na, K, P, etc for an equally charged ion that's "soft."

The city water coming into my house is 22 grains hard or over 300 ppm TDS. When I do a TDS test pre and post softener, it's about the same level actually.

Not a bad deal, but I'm not hauling my ass over to Sears to carry 400# of salt around when I can get the 50#'ers everyday at Costco for under $5.
Last edited by barnz008 December 26, 2012 at 03:11 PM
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Quote from boltman2007 View Post :
A water softener replaces calcium and magnesium ions in the water with calcium ions. But this is not salt (NaCl), just calcium ions. It makes the water 'work' better with soap (and prevents the formation of scale inside pipes).

calcium does not taste like salt nor rust
Quote from barnz008 View Post :
A water softener doesn't add salt to the water, it uses the salt from the brine tank to wash the resin that does the softening. Most softeners cycle on 15 day intervals.

The resin "softens" by ion exchange, basically trading hard element like Na, K, P, etc for an equally charged ion that's "soft."

The city water coming into my house is 22 grains hard or over 300 ppm TDS. When I do a TDS test pre and post softener, it's about the same level actually.

Not a bad deal, but I'm not hauling my ass over to Sears to carry 400# of salt around when I can get the 50#'ers everyday at Costco for under $5.
Thanks for the explanations. Thanks
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#94
im confused why this is a FP deal its really not all that phenomenal
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#95
might as well... in for the last 3 in stock at the local sears.
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#96
Quote from inmyveganopinion View Post :
im confused why this is a FP deal its really not all that phenomenal
not everyone has a Costco membership also these normally go for $5-6 and you carry out
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#97
how does this compare to Diamond Crystal pellets - In terms of quality? That is what I have been using and the price difference per pound is very small. http://www.homedepot.com/h_d1/N-5...NuEOXcRqf4

These come on sale quite often.
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#98
This is what I did the last time I bought salt. I called around to all the local places that sell water softeners (like Culligan's) and asked if they deliver salt. I found a place that offered me a big discount if I bought 100+ bags. The price was much cheaper then what I could buy it for in the stores. Most importantly it included free delivery. I felt kind of bad watching the delivery guy carry 100 50 pound bags of salt down my stairs to the basement.
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in for 14

Quote from HuntDead View Post :
This is what I did the last time I bought salt. I called around to all the local places that sell water softeners (like Culligan's) and asked if they deliver salt. I found a place that offered me a big discount if I bought 100+ bags. The price was much cheaper then what I could buy it for in the stores. Most importantly it included free delivery. I felt kind of bad watching the delivery guy carry 100 50 pound bags of salt down my stairs to the basement.
In Florida I don't have a basement..hard enough storing 14 of these.
Last edited by wakkoss December 26, 2012 at 04:57 PM
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#100
Thanks op just price matched to Lowes for $3.79 and bought 6 bags by showing them the Sears website from my phone. I am like the others its penny wise and pound foolish to drive 15 miles one way to my local Sears and with a load on the return trip I will use at least 5 in gas plus my time.
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#101
Sears takes manufacturer's coupons, right?
http://www.coupons.com/coupons/Ho...upons-105/

You can print a $1 off two bags coupon to make the deal sweeter, but not sure how it would work if you pre-paid and did in-store pickup.

Later,
pjdavep
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#102
Got the salt and they loaded it up for me, too bad they won't come to my house and unload it in my basement! Smilie

BTW, I need to replace the Resin in my tank, anyone know of best (and cheapest) way to do so?
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#103
Quote from RealDealNeil View Post :
I picked up 50 lb bags for a little under $5 at Costco a few months back. About the same per oz, if you have a Costco membership.
Can you confirm that Costco bags are 50 lbs? My costco bag is 40 lbs and I remember paying $4+...
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#104
The price is not that great. Don't understand why this is a hot deal.
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#105
Quote from machop View Post :
The price is not that great. Don't understand why this is a hot deal.
Couple bucks off a bag, worth stocking up and not having to schlep this shit around as often.
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