Gary Slusser wrote:
Recall that online guys sell Autotrol, Clack and Fleck and you don't find that equipment sold in big box stores.
There is a good reason you don't find these items being sold in big box stores, they are incomplete.
Autotrol, Clack and Fleck make control valves that are intended for the assemblers that sell to end users.
You and I buy these control valves and resell them with whatever is needed to do the job.
We install them on existing tanks as upgrade valves, we install them on generic tanks with
whatever media is needed and sell them as complete water systems.
Some companies assemble complete systems with these same control valves, re badge them with a specific "brand name" and sell them as something special.
Others contract with the big 3 valve makers for something a little different, slap a known brand name on the system and sell it at an extra high price. RainSoft does this.
You and I can sell all three brands if we choose to. You have chosen Clack and I have chosen Fleck.
EcoWater makes complete systems that are intended for end users. These are sold by dealers within EcoWater dealer network.
You and I can't order these from a supply house for resale. EcoWater will not sell to us, they sell to EcoWater dealers only.
EcoWater does make lesser copies of the original to be sold in big box stores and one brand (NorthStar) is made for plumbing supply house sales.
You and I could possibly become NorthStar dealers - I hope that clears things up a bit.