I have a Culligan softener (that came with the house;) it is not a
rental unit and I don't know how much it cost, but after rebuilding
it, it works OK.
I installed a Water Boss for my sister several years ago and she is
I had nothing but trouble with a S**rs K*nmore softener in a previous
house. I replaced it with [ummmmm] dang! can't remember the name.
Big brand name with a prominent L (I think) in the name. Oh.
MacClean. Best darn softener I could find that I could afford.
A friend has a Kinetico that he really likes. But it is expensive to
buy and expensive if something breaks.
To summarise, I'd recommend a MacClean or Kinetico. Water Boss a
JMHO and HTH,
> Date: Fri, 08 Nov 2002 19:36:28 -0800
> From: Shannah Miller <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> If this is a FAQ, I apologize and request a pointer
> to the FAQ.
> Our water softener just went out today. It's a
> GE that's about 2 feet in diameter, and 4 feet
> The timer motor went out several weeks ago, so
> we replaced the timer motor. The timer motor
> has now gone out again. We suspect that the
> guts of the system have seized up somehow, and
> have stripped out the timer motor.
> I'm motivated to have soft water because we
> have an acrylic bathtub. The water here is
> so hard that I literally could not keep the
> tub clean before we got the softener.
> So, what is your experience with water softeners?
> Is "The Culligan Man" a good way to go? Or is
> having one's own softener better? Is one brand
> better than another? What is the typical warranty?
> Should I try to find my original paperwork? Should
> we replace the suspect parts (about $200) or is
> it better to just buy a new softener (hubby says they
> are running about $500)?
> Salt is not an issue. Buying salt is very easy
> here, and we have a coal chute to get it into
> the basement.
> Any advice would be appreciated.
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