Thanks H20 man. I do still know ONE person that I worked with that went over to RainSoft H.Q.'s as a tech but they GPS their vehicles so I'd be putting him at risk to ask him to help me out.
I'm curious though, why was it filling and rinsing just last week? It wasn't brining and soaking the tank and now everything is just the opposite. I guess maybe just a coincidence.
Maybe I can hook up with the former owner of the dealership for Illinois. We remained very close friends (9 year friendship) until just recently but he might have some pull. I just hate to bother him for anything... he's got a lot on his plate.
BTW, I DO have in writing that the valve has a lifetime warranty and it is written right on the paperwork as such with no provision for "limited". Just plain "lifetime".
Well, I'll let you know how it goes. I really don't want to buy a regular water softener as I just don't like them... I like the RainSofts. Besides, my plumbing is already "criss-crossed" to accommodate the backward way that RainSofts are installed AND I want to use Potassium Chloride, not Salt and most won't work well with it.
OH WELL!!!! Whaddayagonnado?
Thank you for replying though.