Please note how happy I was with your knowledgable and very helpful staff, most noticeably Luke and Aaron. I was a complete novice in water softeners and RO systems before this project.
Here are a few more pics a several weeks after the final install. Complete with dirty laundry (it's a laundry room after all... And a very small one at that!)
One recommendation I would make to potential customers planning a small space install like ours, is be sure to plan ahead to how you can remove the appliances, shelves, etc to move, repair or replace the other appliances like the washer/dryer or water heater. A great tip is to use furniture pad/sliders under whatever you need to move, in our case it was the washer/dryer combo. You can get them at a hardware store. They make it so much easier. I actually had to make the floor molding in front of the washer removable, because my fit with the flex was so tight! But it all works and there is easy access to the pipes in the back and the water heater by sliding the washer forward, and leaving the flex where it sits. We can move the Flex too if really needed thanks to your quick disconnect couplers.
My softener regenerates every 5 days on average, that seems reasonable, don't you think? I set it for 3 people at 20 gpg hardness. Water tested at 14.
Now our water is great for showers leaving your skin really nice and hair very shiny compared to before. Laundry is whiter and dishes from the the dishwasher have no spots. It has not used much salt at all, which is great because we have to carry it up a flight of stairs because our beach condo is on stilts!
We love the RO system. I tied it to the ice maker, and my neighbors noticed how much clearer the ice is compared to before. The Permeate model does a great job with higher pressure. I am very happy I got that and recommend that upgrade to anyone. We can fill water bottles or cooking pots very quickly. The fridge cold water dispenser also has plenty of pressure, maybe more than before as I removed the refrigerator filter, which also reduces our future expense not having to replace that.
That post-it note on the Flex lid is where I keep track of the regen frequency. I know you can get that info from the setup menu, but I thought this was easiest.
I guess that Rob is living proof that if you want something bad enough, you can do it.