You guys have a good sense of humor. Your debate over the [Enpress] Vortech tanks interests me. I have no experience in water softening, but I am thinking about ordering a system online to install myself. I am interested in the Clack WS1 valve, Vortech tank (24000 grains), and SST-60 resin. I need to get my water tested, but it is city water and based on a local university report (with the same water supply), it is probably around 7-8 GPG. The system is only for one bathroom.
H2O Man says he has had good success with the Vortech tanks. However, I noticed that H2O Man only used them for non water softening applications. Everyone else seems to says they are unreliable and problematic. I'm wondering why they do not work well and what are the specific problems. Are the problems related to installation, maintenance, or both?
I'm also interested in KDF process media (KDF-55). I read negative feedback about the mediaguard product so I will not buy it. The KDF media seems to be effective if installed and maintained correctly. I think I might add it to the system later with a separate filter housing unless there is good way to put in the same tank as the resin (separated). It is my understanding that it is better for the water to flow through the KDF before the resin. I found the post (3,767,216) by zaboo3 interesting (towards the end of http://able2know.org/topic/111588-1
). I don't think his design is the best though.