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Anyone here bought any lately?
I went to make my normal purchase[10-15 #40 bags].

Didn't have enough cash on me. frown

Last buy was $6 bag[which was up about $1.00 from a year back], now $10.49 bg

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WTH? i have to go buy some today. it's usually 4.99 a bag here

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Cheap money, equals inflation.


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I use about one bag a month and check it on the 1st. Morton System Saver runs right at $7 a bag here. Or did...


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You must be wealthy to have water softener.

About a month ago i paid $5.50 a bag at Home Depot.

I put in 8 blocks and then a bag of crystals and that last about 2 to 3 months.


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Originally Posted by Bwana338
You must be wealthy to have water softener.

About a month ago i paid $5.50 a bag at Home Depot.

I put in 8 blocks and then a bag of crystals and that last about 2 to 3 months.

Under normal circumstances a couple bags would carry us for 2-2/12 months, we have a couple[niece/husband] living with us while they're waiting on their new house to be finished.
Two bags are carrying us maybe 45 days currently.


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Originally Posted by wabigoon
Cheap money, equals inflation.
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Haven't bought any for awhile, my tank holds 200# and that lasts much of a year. Last I bought, I thought the 50# blocks were expensive though.


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How much are salt blocks for cattle?


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I use the iron-removing stuff- usually about $13/bag or more locally .

Good reminder- I just put in my last 4 bags. Got caught short one time during Covid, and had to pay the Culligan guy $18/bag. But he had it.

I'll pick up 4 more bags today at the big box store - I like a reserve of at least 2 at all times since then. It doesn't spoil.

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We buy it but the 64-bag pallet from TSC on Labor Day. This year paid $4.39/bag. Have paid as little as $2.79 in the past.

Local Menards is $6/ea.

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I get mine from Rural King, todays online price picked up at the store is.


Diamond Crystal Solar Naturals Salt Crystals for Water Softeners, 40 lb. Bag - 100012411
$5.99
SKU 7710115

When Culligan delivers it runs $8.99


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Originally Posted by las
I use the iron-removing stuff- usually about $13/bag or more locally .

Good reminder- I just put in my last 4 bags. Got caught short one time during Covid, and had to pay the Culligan guy $18/bag. But he had it.

I'll pick up 4 more bags today at the big box store - I like a reserve of at least 2 at all times since then. It doesn't spoil.





A tip for those who might benefit.


I don't need iron specific stuff.

Our system was about 7 years old and quit working, so I tore the head apart
and found some red scum. Seemed like iron residue, cleand it all up and
it seemed to work. But the system didn't. Then I recalled a friend that was in the water business telling us about Iron Out.
Bernie recommended everyone with a conditioner regularly using some, he claimed it kept the beads clean.

I bought some, treated the brine and cycled the system, daily for three days.
And it started working.

Since then, I put about a tablespoon on top of every block as I put them in the tank. As they settle the tank gets dosed block by block.

Haven't had an issue since 2008.


PS. Do not breathe the stuff. It is a fine dusty granule. The dust will
get you, and it is nasty!


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Originally Posted by old_willys
I get mine from Rural King, todays online price picked up at the store is.


Diamond Crystal Solar Naturals Salt Crystals for Water Softeners, 40 lb. Bag - 100012411
$5.99
SKU 7710115

When Culligan delivers it runs $8.99

I'm going to make a run to RK after work, see what it is here.
Bought mine at Lowe's last night, normally Lowe's/HD/Walmart/RK are within .50bg around here.


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Originally Posted by wabigoon
Cheap money, equals inflation.

Our Govt allowing a private banking cartel to circumvent our treasury and currency, then manipulate said currency equals inflation.




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