10:35AM | 03/19/07
Member Since: 01/17/07
48 lifetime posts
I'm getting ready to gut my kitchen and install new appliances, cabinets, etc. Any suggestions for a good water softener (is it worth it and what are the benefits) and a water filter for under the sink? I know there are many options out there but trust the judgement of those who sell the products as well as those who have already purchased them. Many thanks ahead of time!!!


06:42AM | 03/21/07
Member Since: 03/20/07
2 lifetime posts
I would reccomend a reverse osmosis for under the sink. I filter will have to be changed often.

As for the water softner; I have well water and i use water soft salt/brine softner It works great for very hard water.

Good luck, Eric

Gary Slusser

04:16AM | 03/30/07
Member Since: 02/17/04
112 lifetime posts
If you want to be a DIYer, look on the internet for a softener using the Clack WS-1 control valve. It is the easiest and fastest to repair if needed. A novice can totally rebuild it in less than 30 minutes with no more than a pair of channel lock pliers. It has the same seals, spacers and piston design of the Fleck line of controls and any dealer selling Fleck or Autotrol can get you parts for it. The Fleck line requires control valve model specific special Fleck tools to rebuild them.


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