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Water Softener Valve Recommendation

Fleck 5600 Econominder Valve
Fleck 5600 Econominder
Water Softener Valve
Quality Water Conditioning Control
... your key to efficiency, reliability, and savings

The 5600 Econominder saves up to 50 % in salt and uses considerably less water by automatically regenerating only when regeneration is needed. Unnecessary regenerations are eliminated by a simple, mechanical meter that monitors the water you use. Other brands use electronic metering. Electronic controls are not as reliable ( in my opinion ) and are always more expensive to repair ( the circuit boards are never cheap ).

My personal experience with the various control valves installed on water softening systems, has proven to me that the Fleck 5600 Econominder control valve is more durable and easier to work on than any of the others out there. Fleck has over 25% market share in residential control valves. The parts are readily available from any professional water dealer ( no matter what "brand" they may sell ) and of course on our web site.

The Fleck 5600 valve has been in production since 1979. It is an extremely reliable valve. I have had very good results with our units, which makes for satisfied customers and has contributed greatly to word of mouth sales.

The Autotrol control valve ( Series 255 ) is also commonly used and the parts are readily available. However, I have found that the valve discs can not handle chlorinated water. And there are many more moving parts that do fail with time.

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Fleck 5600 Econominder Softener Valve,
Metered Demand Control.
Hankscraft Digital Metered Softener Controlled Valve,
Metered Demand Control. 120 volt 60 Hz with 24 volt 60 Hz Transformer included.
Hankscraft Metered Softener Valve,
Metered Demand Control. 120 volt 60 Hz
Valve - Digital Backwash only filter HD-FTC Valve - 12 Day Timer Backwash only filter HS-FTC Valve - 12 Day Timer Softener HS-STC
Valve - 12 Day Timer Softener HS-STC
Your Price: $199.00
Valve Sale Priced = $184.00
Hankscraft Digital controlled Backwash ONLY Filter Valve,
Set Days Control. 120 volt 60 Hz - using 24 volt transformer ( included ).
Backwash only with Cycle times that are adjustable.

Hankscraft Time Clock ( 12 Day ) Backwash ONLY Filter Valve,
Set Days Control. 120 volt 60 Hz
Backwash only with 12 Day skipper wheel. Commonly used on tanks for backwashing Carbon, Birm, and Acid Neutralizing Medium such as Calcite.

Hankscraft Time Clock ( 12 Day ) Softener Valve,
Set Days Control. 120 volt 60 Hz
*** At $ 199.00 - You Save almost $ 50.00 over "branded" version, and includes a free front cover.
Meter Upgrade Kit - Convert Day Timer By Pass Valve 3/4" Fleck
By Pass Valve 3/4" Fleck
Your Price: $49.95
Upgrade a 12 Day Valve ( like Fleck 5600 or Hankscraft HS-STC ) to Metered, Demand Valve by adding Meter Module, and replacing Power Head using After market ( Manufactured for Hankscraft and Not Fleck ) Complete Meter Module includes meter cover ( standard range 0 - 2,100 gallons ), meter body, impeller, o-rings, ( 4 ) mounting clips ( 13255 ), and ( 4 ) screws ( 13314 ) and POWER HEAD 472000-PH

3/4" By Pass Valve for Fleck 5600, 2510, and 9000 Valves.
Now stainless steel ( older models were brass ).