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Old 08-22-2019, 07:09 AM   #1
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Water Softener Cart

Been looking for a small lightweight hand cart that I could attach my On The Go
softener to. The double model gets a little heavy to carry around the coach and stow in my front curb side bay. I was in a Menards (local Lumber Store) and they had these for around $20.00.

https://olympiatools.com/catalog/pro...62/category/5/

My softener mounted perfectly to it with a couple ratchet straps along with my extra whole house filter assembly. Just an idea if you don't want to try to mount your softener in a wet bay.
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Been looking for a small lightweight hand cart that I could attach my On The Go
softener to. The double model gets a little heavy to carry around the coach and stow in my front curb side bay. I was in a Menards (local Lumber Store) and they had these for around $20.00.

https://olympiatools.com/catalog/pro...62/category/5/

My softener mounted perfectly to it with a couple ratchet straps along with my extra whole house filter assembly. Just an idea if you don't want to try to mount your softener in a wet bay.
Looks like a nice option. How do you find the quality given that this is only $20.00. You can also go to a medical supply store and get one that fits an oxygen tank. Chuck
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I have one similar to that, youíre right...itís a great cart. But I decided to leave it at home. I found the best spot was the bay just north of the wet. So, a knee pad on the ground so I can get down low, pull the Double out, pivot around, and place it nearly feet from the water source made me feel itís the best for my back. Any carrying would be strictly a deadlift up and over a couple feet.

Would that work for you too?

Iím always real concerned about my back, and Iíll do this procedure PRIOR to putting my FWS out in the future since that thing really poses not only a HEADache, but causes me to bend over the whole time Iím wetting up.
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Ever thought about using a golf bag carry cart? Usually very light, large wheels, decent load capacity and foldable.
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Look at the folding briefcase carts. They're a little smaller then the one you linked. Costco use to sell one. I have it in a storage bay and use it occasionally for firewood or other heavy objects.

This one would be perfect for a water softener.

https://www.amazon.com/Ultimaxx-Fold...gateway&sr=8-9
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Anybody know of a small little ďpuck on wheelsĒ that would actually clamp onto the base of a single tank? I think that would be optimum because then I could just pull the tank out and roll it around rather than worrying about the dolly. I havenít been able to find one yet.

Like this, but stronger with clamps...

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B002TRQSYO..._rXUxDbS05PAXP
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Anybody know of a small little “puck on wheels” that would actually clamp onto the base of a single tank? I think that would be optimum because then I could just pull the tank out and roll it around rather than worrying about the dolly. I haven’t been able to find one yet.

Like this, but stronger with clamps...

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B002TRQSYO..._rXUxDbS05PAXP
I had changed the above link after saying a "stronger" one. The one above is PLENTY strong; it supports up to 500 pounds. It would just be nicer to have some clamps, or be a little smaller.

This one, on the other hand, DOES have clamps and would also serve a DUAL PURPOSE...always preferable in our world of limited space...it'll hold your wash bucket.

https://www.amazon.com/Chemical-Guys...gateway&sr=8-9

You can buy that bucket caddy direct from Adam's Polishes as well.

https://adamspolishes.com/products/adam-s-bucket-caddy

And here is one that's half the price, same capacity, and may work if we yoke-strap the tank down.

https://www.amazon.com/Plant-Stand-1...F8M8DEVPSBFG5K

Let me know if anyone finds a better solution.
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Just another item to carry, we have a soft cell water softener, turn it upside down drain all the water it has a handle carry it anywhere you want.

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Since you have to pick it up and store it in a bin, why not mount it in the bin and plumb it in to the system. That's what I did.
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Looks like a nice option. How do you find the quality given that this is only $20.00. You can also go to a medical supply store and get one that fits an oxygen tank. Chuck
The quality for a $20 item was pretty good IMHO. My feeder hose that connects from the CG source to filter-softener-filter-coach is only about 2 feet long. I have wheeled this through gravel and grass and it seems stout.

My next addition will be some sort of white mesh cover for the whole thing. I know some in other posts suggested a small grill cover but I'm thinking white and breathable.
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Since you have to pick it up and store it in a bin, why not mount it in the bin and plumb it in to the system. That's what I did.
I am curious with it plumbed into the system do you take it out to recharge or ??
A picture would be helpful also.
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I am curious with it plumbed into the system do you take it out to recharge or ??

A picture would be helpful also.

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Check the thread about Water Softeners. A few guys did some pretty cool installs.
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I used enough hose so the unit can be pulled out and set on the ground top recharge. Sorry the pic is sideways.
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Just got this little dolly. Itís a perfect fit!
Itís super light weight and compact so storage isnít an issue. The price was right too.

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Iíll see how it works out. I can always use it for a bucket or a plant if it doesnít.

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