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Unread 04-11-2009, 10:23 AM
 
Location: NW Las Vegas - Lone Mountain
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As Buzz said. We use a water softener and an RO unit and recommend that situation.

We use the calcium chloride rather than sodium cholride to avoid the salt problem. Increases the cost by about 3X. I would also suggenst a demand head rather than a timer driven. Cost more but will often pay for itself in a year.
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Unread 04-11-2009, 05:00 PM
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Location: Redmond, WA / Henderson, NV
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As Buzz said. We use a water softener and an RO unit and recommend that situation.

We use the calcium chloride rather than sodium cholride to avoid the salt problem. Increases the cost by about 3X. I would also suggenst a demand head rather than a timer driven. Cost more but will often pay for itself in a year.
Uh, don't you mean potassium chloride? I have no idea how CaCl could possibly soften your water given the whole idea is to remove the calclium ions in had water. Jeez, this from the snarky science guy.
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Unread 04-11-2009, 05:20 PM
 
Location: NW Las Vegas - Lone Mountain
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Uh, don't you mean potassium chloride? I have no idea how CaCl could possibly soften your water given the whole idea is to remove the calclium ions in had water. Jeez, this from the snarky science guy.
Thanks...I made a mental note to check that I had the right compound and forgot. I always was a lousey chemist. Hated the course.
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Unread 04-11-2009, 09:25 PM
 
Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
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As Buzz said. We use a water softener and an RO unit and recommend that situation.

We use the calcium chloride rather than sodium cholride to avoid the salt problem. Increases the cost by about 3X. I would also suggenst a demand head rather than a timer driven. Cost more but will often pay for itself in a year.
I can't use potassium chloride due to a prescription I take. Did you know that both too much or too little potassium will kill you? And they can't tell me how much is enough.
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