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Just got water test back, what size softener do we need

Posted by marlinman (My Page) on
Sun, Apr 3, 11 at 21:02

We are on city water, we are building a house with 2 extra large showers and 2 tubes. Its me, the wife and our 2 daughters. My wife really wants a softer so I sent our water off to to have it tested. The house is plumb for a water softener so install will be easy. The problem is I talked to a local water expert who tested the water and said that we needed a 30,000 grain system and affordable recommends a 40,000 gran. Neither asked us about our water usage habits. Anyway I want a Fleck9100 sxt Twin tank. What size system should we get?

Your water test results are: Hardness - 12gpg
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RE: Just got water test back, what size softener do we need

You can use tanks 8"x48" (0.7 cuft per)tanks, or could go to the larger size of 10"x54" (1.5cuft).

Is your plumbing 3/4" at the softener? Have you considered a carbon prefilter?

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