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Old 04-08-2021, 06:27 PM   #1
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Default Water Softner System Companies?

Looking for recommendations for companies that sell and service water softner systems.

My Culligan water softener system needs to be replaced. It's aa salt-based (ion exchange) system, that re-generates on cycles. Has a salt brine tank.

Two companies I plan to engage are Gilford Wells, and LaChance in Belmont.

Can these systems be installed by a regular plumber ?

Also, would like other vendor recommendations, and system Brand names people have installed in their homes.

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Old 04-08-2021, 06:45 PM   #2
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Have the same culligan setup. 22 years old. Had the two vendors you identify here come out to give me an estimate. Also added a third. Second Wind out of Concord. All three were within a couple of hundred of each other. Never completed the exchange as the cost to replace is very expensive


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Old 04-08-2021, 07:15 PM   #3
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Out of curiosity, how did you know that the Culligan system needs to be replaced?

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Looking for recommendations for companies that sell and service water softner systems.

My Culligan water softener system needs to be replaced. It's aa salt-based (ion exchange) system, that re-generates on cycles. Has a salt brine tank.

Two companies I plan to engage are Gilford Wells, and LaChance in Belmont.

Can these systems be installed by a regular plumber ?

Also, would like other vendor recommendations, and system Brand names people have installed in their homes.

Thanks !
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Old 04-08-2021, 07:31 PM   #4
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american water systems in moultonboro can hook you up with a gould system forever fix
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Old 04-08-2021, 07:32 PM   #5
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The water softener is still doing itís thing. The iron and re-generator had to be repaired. Second time in three years. The Culligan rep told us it has had a good life. The other two reps discussed replacing the pellets in the iron removal unit, but wouldnít warranty it. My frustration is when the power goes out I canít reset the time it does a regeneration as the display has failed and parts are no longer available. The water does test out well so we have put itís replacement on the back burner


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Have you considered a water conditioner vs softner. No salt needed. There are magnetic conditioners also available.

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Old 04-09-2021, 10:41 AM   #7
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Out of curiosity, how did you know that the Culligan system needs to be replaced?
To answer your question, I had Culigan tech review, and he determined that the 'control valve' at top of tank, would not reset to 'home position', on Cam control. Consequently, it would constantly try to re-generate itself.

The problem was isolated to the 'control board', a costly replacement.
Being that the entire system is 15 years old, it wouldn't make sense to replace, as other components of system are at their end-life also, and need replacement in the near future.
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Old 04-10-2021, 07:54 AM   #8
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I have used Allied Clearwater and found them to be very good. However, I really wonder about all the salt I use over the course of the year (I figure it is between 6-8 40lb bags for 8 months of use.) It seems that every year we need to get the system adjusted and check, which I am OK with but the spotting on water glasses is persistent. Plus, when we are away for the winter, we put out tubs of water to try to keep the house from drying out too much and when we return in March, the amount of dry residual at the bottom of the tubs really make us think - are we drinking all this stuff?
Curious of what others think about non salt water softening solutions.
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Looking for recommendations for companies that sell and service water softener systems...
I'm really happy with the Second Wind, especially with after sale service. They bid competitively a complex job (very small space), answered a ton of questions, explained the pro & cons and now come every year to support our re-install (we remove the system in the winter.)
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I've had a good experience with LaChance.
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