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Answered 2010-01-19 15:12:33

RainSoft has been building water treatment equipment for over 50 years. you are welcome to call our technical support department to help determine which model you have, then one of our friendly staff can assist you in the basic set up or direct you to a local dealer who can help you. The number to call is 800 860 7638

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