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Home Depot - Pelican Water 80,000 Grain Heavy Duty Water Softener - $1102 - Ends 5/23/2019

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how about replacement installation?
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Still overpriced for what you get. You can do better online, for example: https://www.affordablewater.us/Fl...P1172.aspx

I've bought several systems from them and have been happy with service and product.
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Still overpriced for what you get. You can do better online, for example: https://www.affordablewater.us/Fl...P1172.aspx

I've bought several systems from them and have been happy with service and product.
definitely will look at this when i move into my house. thanks.
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I used to work on all brands of water softeners. I own a Kinetico. No electricity required, no boards to go bad and will be working 20 years from now. They are more expensive upfront but more than pay for themselves over the lifetime of the equipment.
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I used to work on all brands of water softeners. I own a Kinetico. No electricity required, no boards to go bad and will be working 20 years from now. They are more expensive upfront but more than pay for themselves over the lifetime of the equipment.
Any comment on how salt-based works versus saltless, in your experience?
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FYI this unit is overkill for most people. Most household softeners only need 30-50k grain capacity. Not that having extra capacity is bad, but you can spend less for a smaller unit. While I wonder if the Kinetico style system is really effective (no salt system too?), minimizing the involvement of electricity is a good thing too. Plenty of mechanical timer systems on the affordablewater.us site linked in an earlier post that only use electricity to run the clock. Avoid the "digital" systems...salt and electricity don't mix well in the long run.

Probably one of the best buys here with the long-lasting analog 5600 (virtually any unit with that timer was recommended to me 15 years ago...still going strong today). https://www.affordablewater.us/Fl...-P222.aspx
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how is this versus aquasana?
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It's definitely on sale but not sure what you get with the extra cost over the GE units at Home Depot.
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I am definitely in the market for a water softener, as our well hardwater just killed a $600 dishwasher. But this seems overkill.
What is a good size for an average house, 2 adults 3 kids usage?
Anybody install one recently, what is the typically price for install?
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I have the Fleck 5600 and it no issue, older model but Fleck makes pretty good products, check with your local water company for rebates
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I am definitely in the market for a water softener, as our well hardwater just killed a $600 dishwasher. But this seems overkill.
What is a good size for an average house, 2 adults 3 kids usage?
Anybody install one recently, what is the typically price for install?
Most people will want $500 to install it..but I did mine myself and added a UV filter and water filter as well.. it's pretty straight forward if you're able to tap into your water line.
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I used to work on all brands of water softeners. I own a Kinetico. No electricity required, no boards to go bad and will be working 20 years from now. They are more expensive upfront but more than pay for themselves over the lifetime of the equipment.
Kinetico operates on water pressure for which someone used electric pumps, unless you live in a mountain and own your water source at a height.
It uses gears to time regeneration's and i have had all sorts of trouble keeping them turning. Also I have to open up the head every 2 months to descale the venturi
Kinetico will not sell you any parts - you have to scavenge it from old softeners or get them at a premium from Kinetico dealers

If Kinetico sells you a softener, they got you and you will pay for the rest of the equipment life
Ignore the above if you have plenty of money and don't perform any preventive maintenance yourself.
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This one is overkill, Fleck 5600SXT with good resin ... But before you select anything get your water tested.
Kudos for HD for decision to carry a bit better equipment
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Still overpriced for what you get. You can do better online, for example: https://www.affordablewater.us/Fl...P1172.aspx

I've bought several systems from them and have been happy with service and product.
installed this system myself 5 years ago, so far its been flawless.
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