Water softener installer
Edit: located in Maple, Ontario
Mar 15th, 2017 12:24 pm
Mar 15th, 2017 3:39 pm
Posting your location would help to start.to_vento wrote: ↑Mar 15th, 2017 12:24 pmHello all. I'm planning to buy the water softener sold at Costco and am looking to find a plumber to install it for me. It's a new house, so the input water line is not the older copper piping and is 1". Before I start calling around myself and randomly picking one, I'd like to hear recommendations from people who have hired someone to do just this in the past. Looking for re-plumbing of the main line to this unit as well as an external bypass valve (rather than relying on the one on the unit).
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Mar 16th, 2017 7:28 pm
My very first home my Dad taught me how to solder pipe and do the plumbing and we were in and out in around 3 hours. With Sharkbite push fittings I bet I could knock one out in 30 mins now and haven't done one in 15 years. 15 mins would be setting the unit in place.to_vento wrote: ↑Mar 16th, 2017 3:22 pmBeen reading mixed things about the costco one. It definitely is a watts premier softener. The model number on the box is AF-40K which corresponds to a premier softener. My issue is that I have 1" line coming into the house and I believe this softener may actually reduce the flow into the home. I'm starting to lean towards going a little more expensive and just do the plumbing myself. Had a lot of calls from various places and Aquatell has been very informative.
Mar 18th, 2017 6:08 pm
Newmarket has them in store for $499. See pic below for item number.
Mar 20th, 2017 1:04 pm
Thank you, I bought the 33000 grain Whirlpool unit from Lowes this weekend for $599.00. No Tax event .
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Mar 21st, 2017 1:54 pm
That was actually one of the problems my relative had. Good thing his was setup in the basement near the drain.chekacr9 wrote: ↑Mar 20th, 2017 11:28 pmI have the Costco softener for 3 years. It is Premier AF-40K model. I had optical sensor replaced 3 times. When the sensor fails, water keeps refill and over flow to the floor. There is a over flow tube but the overflow tube is too tiny to be useful.
When optical sensor fails, displays shows Err 3. I called Premier, they send me a free replacement part. I always keep an eye on generation in case it fails again.
I do not recommend Premier AF-40K Costco water softener.