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Thread: Water Softener

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    Water Softener

    Do any of you have any recommendations?

    We did have a Kinetico - but they are expensive -

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    We purchased ours at lowes. Whirlpool brand. Very happy with it.

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    Culligan, seems to be the "in" name around here.

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    Do you have a lot iron in the water? Waterright Sanitizer unit will take care of the iron problem and soften the water all in one unit.
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    We were told by our plumber they are all about the same. We paid a lot for ours but when it bites the dust we will go for the cheaper option at home depot
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    First one was a Wolverine, purchased in 1966, and moved 4 times. It gave up in 2014. 48 years!! I replaced with a Kenmore and so far it does what it needs to do and seems to use less salt. My skin can't handle the chlorine in city water so softening is a must. City?? Two blocks from the Manistee Nat'l forest with bears and coyotes occasionally visiting, but we are on the city system. Culligan is in the area, but for me, price was a factor.

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    Does the salt used to soften water affect one's blood pressure.
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    I think it is called a Water Boss. I had Culligan but it just seemed like I was always paying a bill.

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    We had a Culligan when we moved into our home everytime we went on vacation I would have to buy new underclothes because they were yellow. I did find a product called yellow out to get the iron out of our cloths.
    We bought a Kinetico which has two bottles when one needs to recycle the other one takes over. I was washing my white cloths as the last load in the Culligan and was washing them in unsoftened water. With the Kulligan my water is always soft. No more yellow clothing. This to me was worth the extra cost.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mamia View Post
    We had a Culligan when we moved into our home everytime we went on vacation I would have to buy new underclothes because they were yellow. I did find a product called yellow out to get the iron out of our cloths.
    We bought a Kinetico which has two bottles when one needs to recycle the other one takes over. I was washing my white cloths as the last load in the Culligan and was washing them in unsoftened water. With the Kulligan my water is always soft. No more yellow clothing. This to me was worth the extra cost.
    Kullligan or Kinetico?

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    I'm with Jingle---we have one and disconnected it because of salt concerns.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jingle View Post
    Does the salt used to soften water affect one's blood pressure.
    It depends on how hard your water is. Very hard water will release a greater amount of salt. Generally an 8 oz glass of softened water will have about 12 mg sodium, very low sodium. You can just soften the hot water. Or get a reverse osmosis water softener. Or drink bottled water.
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