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Offline hurijo

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Re: A good water softener company??
« Reply #30 on: November 25, 2020, 11:43:13 AM »
For those with water softeners, does softened water (that doesn't go through an RO system) taste salty (even a little bit)?

Also, has anyone gone the route of buying a system themselves (through Amazon or another online seller) and paying separate for installation with a plumber? If so, how much was plumbing cost (I understand it can vary wildly depending on your setup)?

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Re: A good water softener company??
« Reply #31 on: November 25, 2020, 12:21:31 PM »
For those with water softeners, does softened water (that doesn't go through an RO system) taste salty (even a little bit)?

Nope, we have a whole house carbon filter, softener, and RO in the kitchen for counter spout and fridge.

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Re: A good water softener company??
« Reply #32 on: November 25, 2020, 12:32:53 PM »
For those with water softeners, does softened water (that doesn't go through an RO system) taste salty (even a little bit)?

Also, has anyone gone the route of buying a system themselves (through Amazon or another online seller) and paying separate for installation with a plumber? If so, how much was plumbing cost (I understand it can vary wildly depending on your setup)?

Not salty at all.  The salt is used to recharge the resin that swaps the ions, which is thoroughly rinsed prior to the tap water touching it. 
A lot of plumbers will react to what you are suggesting similar to how a restaurant might act if you brought in your own piece of meat for them to cook for your dinner.  They may tell you to get lost.  They may charge you extra.  They may refuse to provide any warranty. 
If access is not a problem and the incoming water line is nearby, it's not a hard thing to do.

 

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