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    bernlyn
    water softner help in chosing and is this true
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    • 7th Feb 07, 5:33 AM
    water softner help in chosing and is this true 7th Feb 07 at 5:33 AM
    i have decided to get either a kinetico 2020c or a crown Twin Cylinder Non Electric water softner.

    1. HOWEVER when i phoned and enquired about the crown the sales person said that yes they were good and gave me the sales pitch. i then asked about the kinetico and she said that it was the best out of the 2. the price difference was crown £650 and kinetico £840 i said i wanted to get more quotes.

    2. the 2 company i phoned said that the crown was very good and was a good choice. when i asked about the kinetico she said right away that they werent very reliable. she then stated that the companies that sell the kinetico get bigger profits on selling the kinetico softners and they installed over 280 crowns last year and only had 4/5 faulty machines but the kinetico they had just over 40% returns on faulty machines.

    i also said that i cannt find any reviews on the crowns and she said that crown make other softners aswell such as Twin Tec, mini max, calmag, homesoft and a few others. is this true and how can i find this out. i have tried the net but cannt find anything to verify this.

    the price of the crown[£636] and the kinetico was £699 and compared to the first company there is a big price difference


    how would you decide which one to install.
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    • csgohan4
    • By csgohan4 10th Nov 18, 7:17 AM
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    csgohan4
    I use a monarch plumbsoft solo myself and I am pleased with it, researched and was the best for me in terms of flow rates and reliability, plus no electricity to use
    "It is prudent when shopping for something important, not to limit yourself to Pound land/Estate Agents"
    • Chazza 2010
    • By Chazza 2010 15th Nov 18, 7:38 AM
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    Chazza 2010
    Sooooooooo.....is it a problem if the water softener is laid on its side briefly?

    How would i know if there is a problem (obviously by it not working) but any other signs that i should look for?

    Hopefully i am being overdramatic ...
    • Doc N
    • By Doc N 15th Nov 18, 12:17 PM
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    Doc N
    Sooooooooo.....is it a problem if the water softener is laid on its side briefly?

    How would i know if there is a problem (obviously by it not working) but any other signs that i should look for?

    Hopefully i am being overdramatic ...
    Originally posted by Chazza 2010
    Softeners should, as you know, be kept upright, but I very much doubt there will be a problem (assuming it wasn't full of salt and water!).

    It depends very much on the design of the softener what might happen, but it could potentially disturb the resin or loosen some connections. Probably it won't have done either of those things, though, if it was only briefly laid down.

    There's likely to be no simple way to tell if there's a problem, unfortunately, apart of course from the obvious one that it's not working correctly.
    • Chazza 2010
    • By Chazza 2010 15th Nov 18, 8:43 PM
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    Chazza 2010
    Well brand new, unopened. My 4yr old moved it for me.....

    I'll let you know.how fragile water softeners are in a month
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