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Old 06-16-2008, 07:06 PM
 
Location: Lytle area
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Agreed. I have a Kinetico, same as in my last house. Expensive? Yup. Problem free? Yup, pretty much, and on the rare occasions it needs a look, Greg shows up mosh-skosh and usually doesn't even charge. Worth it? Every penny.
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Old 06-22-2008, 08:03 PM
 
Location: San Quilmas, Tx
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Agreed. I have a Kinetico, same as in my last house. Expensive? Yup. Problem free? Yup, pretty much, and on the rare occasions it needs a look, Greg shows up mosh-skosh and usually doesn't even charge. Worth it? Every penny.
My house is plumbed for softwater. Can you give me more details on Kinetico ??? (Price range, any deficiencies, etc.)
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Old 06-25-2008, 07:03 PM
 
Location: Lytle area
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Price range depends on what features you want, house size (therefore system size) etc. I live in a 3899 sq ft house now, and mine was about 3-4 grand, I forget exactly. Like I said above, high, but worth it IMHO.
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Old 06-26-2008, 12:20 AM
 
Location: San Quilmas, Tx
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Price range depends on what features you want, house size (therefore system size) etc. I live in a 3899 sq ft house now, and mine was about 3-4 grand, I forget exactly. Like I said above, high, but worth it IMHO.
Features ?? Such as ??? The reason I ask is that if I decide to take the plunge I don't want to appear to be a total DA when I talk to them. I seem to be leaning towards Kinetico.
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Old 06-26-2008, 12:23 PM
 
Location: Western Bexar County
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Has anyone checked this type of water softener that doesn't use salt?

EasyWater No Salt Alternative to Water Softeners
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Old 06-26-2008, 05:32 PM
 
Location: Lytle area
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Two-tank flushing (so your water doesn't cut off during flush cycles). Water-metered flushing (so it only flushes when needed - not based on time). That means if you go on vacation, it rarely flushes, but if you have extra company at the house, it'll flush more often. Also, since it's water-controlled, no electronics to require a plug, and no circuit boards to corrode/get dusty/whatever. There's more, I'm just kinda wiped out right now from work and can't remember it all. Those are the biggies that came to mind.

Greg is a really cool guy; a buddy down the street recommended him and I very reluctantly agreed to have him come over to the house and explain to me about his system. I kinda gritted my teeth expecting to have to calm him down and knock off the high-pressure sales speech, but to my VERY pleasant surprise, he was NO pressure, just basically explained his system and said bye. Wife and I looked over what he left behind, discussed it, I did a LOT of 'net research, and called him back a week or so later.

He even had to run pipe all the way around the house and back due to the way my driveway was situated; not a penny extra charge. As he put it, when you pay for a high quality system, I'm going to install it and not try to nickle and dime you to death. When he brought his Ditch Witch out to run the line, he said the price is the price... I don't care if I have to run 5 feet or 100 feet of line.

VERY cool guy.
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Old 06-27-2008, 12:25 AM
 
Location: San Quilmas, Tx
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Two-tank flushing (so your water doesn't cut off during flush cycles). Water-metered flushing (so it only flushes when needed - not based on time). That means if you go on vacation, it rarely flushes, but if you have extra company at the house, it'll flush more often. Also, since it's water-controlled, no electronics to require a plug, and no circuit boards to corrode/get dusty/whatever. There's more, I'm just kinda wiped out right now from work and can't remember it all. Those are the biggies that came to mind.

Greg is a really cool guy; a buddy down the street recommended him and I very reluctantly agreed to have him come over to the house and explain to me about his system. I kinda gritted my teeth expecting to have to calm him down and knock off the high-pressure sales speech, but to my VERY pleasant surprise, he was NO pressure, just basically explained his system and said bye. Wife and I looked over what he left behind, discussed it, I did a LOT of 'net research, and called him back a week or so later.

He even had to run pipe all the way around the house and back due to the way my driveway was situated; not a penny extra charge. As he put it, when you pay for a high quality system, I'm going to install it and not try to nickle and dime you to death. When he brought his Ditch Witch out to run the line, he said the price is the price... I don't care if I have to run 5 feet or 100 feet of line.

VERY cool guy.
Thanks for the info !!
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