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Old 01-16-2024, 06:35 PM
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So the new house has a water softener but it has been removed from the water supply. Looking online we have a 10.5 water hardness. Symbol wants to hook it back up. Are they problematic? What do I need to know? It is a Callihan brand if that makes any difference.

culligan not calihan, sorry. Tommyboy was a favorite of mine.

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Old 01-16-2024, 06:58 PM
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Don't feed a outside wood burner from it . A former boss built a new house the plumber hooked feed water thru the softener . 3 years and a Earth brand was leaking .My trick with condensed milk got him { actually found on Outside wood burner site } thru winter but he replaced it last summer .
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Old 01-16-2024, 07:38 PM
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Not gonna feed an outside heater with it, unless you are taking about the hottub.

Also, that should have been"swmbo" not symbol...
Figgin autocorrect.
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Old 01-16-2024, 08:41 PM
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I have a 15 year old Kenmore softer and cant complain at all. About once a year I have to clean up the inlet nozzle filter but other than that its pretty trouble free. I keep a good filter ahead of the unit as well.

Just make sure yours is rated for your hardness.
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Old 01-17-2024, 09:24 AM
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I lived with and used regularly for 25 years a privately installed one in PA with no problems. That was over 30 years ago now so names etc are long gone. One thing I do remember it was hell on house plants, don't use softened H2O on them. :-)
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Our fixer came with a RainBird of dubious operational ability. Dirt and leaves inside the salt bin. First thing I did was to get the bypass unstuck and to bypass it. It has sat unused for 20yrs helping support the main plumbing stop into the house. The salt bin has been cracked for a number of years so it will NEVER work again.

Recently had to replace the main water stop which for some reason was downstream of a spigot which had cracked. Shutoff at the street was not turning off all the way so water dept had to disconnect the meter so I could do my plumbing repairs.

Anyhow, was perfect opportunity to set the RainBird free! Fly, little birdie, fly! ...nope, not going anywhere--anybody want this thing?

I had to make a bracket to support the now unsupported pipe out of some 1x1x1/8 SS angle.

PS: just noticed it says RainSoft on it. oops...
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