Gary Slusser wrote:
The 2510, like many of the Fleck controls, is very difficult to impossible to rebuild without the special
control valve model specific Fleck tools used to replace the seals and spacers the piston runs in.
Unlike Clack, the Fleck 2510 SE rarely needs service. Any experienced H2O professional can easily service
the 2510 with a screw driver and his/her bare hands. It's only difficult to impossible for one individual.
Fleck breaks more often than Clack but you must have missed where she said they want to install it themselves. I'll bet they want to fix it themselves too instead of calling a local dealer out and paying a service call.
Oh, BTW, I forgot to mention that the Clack WS-1 has VARIABLE RESERVE, SOFT WATER BRINE REFILL, PRE or POST refill AND UPFLOW or DOWNFLOW BRINING. that the Fleck 5600 or 2510 DOES NOT HAVE in any of their three versions.
When asked, distributors will tell you that the Clack WS-1 is no better than the metered Fleck 2510SE.
The WS-1 has higher published flow rates and very flexible programing, but these so called advantages
apply to less than 1.0% of all homeowner installations in the USA.
Also, service and repair parts for Fleck are readily available - this is not the case with Clack.
If you knew what you were talking about, you wouldn't have to ask distributors/suppliers.... The SFR of the control tells dealers that know what they are doing, what size tank the control can be used on for either a softener or filter. That is from a 6" x 18" tank to a 21" x 65" tank for either a filter or softener. The volume and type of resin and the salt dose lbs used controls/dictates the salt efficiency; nothing else. Buy a book on softeners! Go to some schooling! You don't even sound as if you know what you're talking about. Here, I'll show you what I mean... that 1%, describe a house that would need the "very flexible programming advantages".
You do the same programming in a Fleck, it just is harder and takes longer but, again, describe a house in that 1% as to why it would need or could use those "advantages" of the Clack programming. And how do you know that SuziQ doesn't have that type house?
Gary Slusser wrote:
if the softener is sized and set up correctly, you get the same salt efficiency of any other softener but... like the Ecowater softener with the lowest salt use, they regenerate many more times than once every 8 days on average. That uses substantially more water.
That's not true! ~ You don't have a clue!
Oh but YES IT IS true! With the same volume resin, I can get the same K grains/lb salt efficiency. So prove your claim by explaining where I'm wrong with facts, no more of your 'opinions' only. Give me the lbs of salt per regeneration and the frequency of regenerations.
You can check out what I said at any resin manufacturer's web site, just look up the spec sheet of the resin you are using and follow the graph with the salt lbs you want to use per cubic foot of the resin.