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Old 08-07-2017, 12:40 PM
 
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I purchased this one and I am very happy with it. like the one tank design. GE 40,000 Grain Water Softener-GXSH40V - The Home Depot
I have this unit. I had some plumbing work done recently (replaced anode in water heater). The plumber saw the softener and said it's a great unit.
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Old 08-08-2017, 09:07 AM
 
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I have this unit. I had some plumbing work done recently (replaced anode in water heater). The plumber saw the softener and said it's a great unit.
GE softeners are very low end. They will get the job done for a few years, but the internals of the control head are just not high quality parts that are built to last. They are easy enough to work on and get parts for.

You want a klack or fleck control head. The resin bed and salt tank don't matter so much but need to be sized accordingly.
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Old 08-08-2017, 02:42 PM
 
Location: Las Vegas, NV
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We bought a Kinetico system when we moved into the house, which we just replaced about six months ago (rather than repairing our old system). Kinetico is expensive, but the system uses no electricity, and it only regenerates when it needs to, not based on some pre-programmed time interval.
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Old 08-09-2017, 12:01 PM
 
Location: Houston
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Get a system with a Fleck or Clack valve. Don't get a GE.
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Old 08-09-2017, 12:52 PM
 
Location: Silicon Valley
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We bought a Kinetico system when we moved into the house, which we just replaced about six months ago (rather than repairing our old system). Kinetico is expensive, but the system
uses no electricity,
How is that an advantage? The $6 savings per year (probably not even half that)?

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and it only regenerates when it needs to, not based on some pre-programmed time interval.
Pretty much all water softeners regenerate on demand. The end-user can't adjust the regeneration on a Kinetico. At our other house, water hardness changes during the year as we switch from groundwater to imported surface water and back a couple times a year. How can a Kinetico system deal with that? Answer: it can't, not without a service call.

I've never seen a recommendation for Kinetico from a knowledgeable homeowner. What I do see is Kinetico customers repeating information they got from a brochure or salesman, without actually understanding it.
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