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It does not come out of the faucet in chunks, but close. I have to clean the screens in the aerators2 x year. I need to replace the guts in toilet tank annually.

I would like a water softner, but no space for a salt tank type. Has anyone come across a small softening system?

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upallnight11303443411.013882 PostsRegistered 3/21/2005the frozen tundra

My mom had a small water softener in her condo. It seems to take out 3' x 3' of space, approximately. in the botton of a closet, next to the water heater.

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Nightowlz1303443498.8979418 PostsRegistered 10/6/2004

Wow that's terrible. I thought we had hard water in Ok. We don't have room for a water softener either. Only solution I could come up with is to buy a tankless water heater & use the space where the hot water heater is to install a softener. I wish the City would just add a softener to their water treatment plant.

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Customer 1­011303443779.4295 PostsRegistered 11/18/2007

I feel your pain...I'm also in Texas. I have no info to offer though, sorry. I did have a guy come by to try to sell me a $10,000 dollar water purification unit. I politely smiled an told him to have a nice day as the door closed.

kachina6241303444503.60715441 PostsRegistered 10/6/2004New Mexico

What part of Texas are you in? I lived in the Midland area for 7 years and it was famous for its terrible water. It was so bad that we used citric acid in the dishwasher. The glasses still got etched; when I moved I just pitched them all. Everyone either bought or leased reverse osmosis systems which at least made the water drinkable although it wasn't like a cool mountain spring. It had a salty quality to it if you tried to drink it. You can lease a unit for a small monthly rental and they will service it, replace filters etc.

I lived in Houston for years and the water there was yummy compared to Midland.

Brabls1303492838.7714740 PostsRegistered 4/27/2007
On 4/21/2011 kachina624 said:

What part of Texas are you in? I lived in the Midland area for 7 years and it was famous for its terrible water. It was so bad that we used citric acid in the dishwasher. The glasses still got etched; when I moved I just pitched them all. Everyone either bought or leased reverse osmosis systems which at least made the water drinkable although it wasn't like a cool mountain spring. It had a salty quality to it if you tried to drink it. You can lease a unit for a small monthly rental and they will service it, replace filters etc.

I lived in Houston for years and the water there was yummy compared to Midland.

I live in San Antonio. I use citreic avid in my dishwasher, use the dishwasher cleaner monthly. Calgon in the laundry. With what I spend in softening products, It should about pay a monthly fee for a softening system!

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