Posted on 11 December 2013 By Mark Timmons.
There are a number of people who are interested in filtered water that is bacterially pure, has chlorine and other chemicals removed or reduced, but for a variety of reasons they refuse to consider reverse osmosis. There are several reasons why they might not want RO water: They may be violently opposed to any water [...]
Posted on 08 December 2013 By Mark Timmons.
It was recently brought to my attention that a company is using milk carton-like packaging to provide an ecologically-friendly alternative to traditional bottled water. The appeal of boxed water is to provide an alternative to traditional bottled water, which has become stigmatized as the poster-child of un-ecological consumption. They call their product “Boxed Water Is [...]
Posted on 06 December 2013 By Mark Timmons.
I know that some of you still wonder if you are qualified to install your water treatment system… and I get that. It’s better to be safe than sorry, but let me assure you that hundreds of people just like you, are installing their own water softeners as we speak. I am going to use [...]
Posted on 04 December 2013 By Mark Timmons.
This is a question we hear frequently and it begs other questions: Can you mow your lawn? Can you change an electrical outlet? Can you install a bathroom faucet? Can you replace your garbage disposal? I ask those questions, because if you can do 50% of the above things, you can probably install a water [...]
Posted on 03 December 2013 By Mark Timmons.
Let me clarify one thing at the beginning – Fleck does not make water softeners. Fleck makes water softener control valves, like one shown at the right. Fleck Controls used be called L.W. FLECKENSTEIN, INC. and people would say they had a “Fleckenstein valve.” They are now called “Fleck Controls” and are owned by Pentair [...]
Posted on 02 December 2013 By Mark Timmons.
Dear Water Doctor, We have very hard water (~24 gpg) and dislike the dry skin, holey clothes, and scale deposits on faucets, shower heads, and toilets. HOWEVER, we also don’t want the slick feeling showers that come with softened water. It seems to me softening the hot water only would help (and running a softened [...]
Posted on 29 November 2013 By Mark Timmons.
I can’t tell you how many times a day we get this question. It seems that there are lots of people that like Fleck and Autotrol water softener valves because… well that’s what they have always used. It’s almost like a religion to them. Then along came Clack and they designed a very good valve [...]
Posted on 20 November 2013 By Mark Timmons.
Dear Sir, With your 40 years experience in drinking water, I’m hoping you can help. At this point I’m worried and confused about the new drinking water system we just had installed in our home by a local company that we will be renting from. For the past 17 years we have been renting a Reverse [...]
Posted on 02 November 2013 By Mark Timmons.
I’ve had enough! I’m mad as hell and I’m not going to take it anymore! I am sick and tired of hearing companies call their salt-free water treatment systems “Salt-Free Water Softeners.” I have complained about it publicly for years and now I’m going to do something about it. This blog is just to put [...]
Posted on 26 October 2013 By Mark Timmons.
Several years ago, we set out to build a water softener that would be superior to any other technology on the market. Not just superior in some ways, but built better to work better, last longer and backed with a world-class guarantee. Oh, and we wanted it to be the most efficient softener on the [...]