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Old 12-13-2020, 03:43 PM
 
Location: Poop-hole, Northern California
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140ppm might technically be considered hard somewhere, but I would consider it about normal. A lot of that is actually added by the water companies to keep the Ph within range. Magnesium and calcium for instance. My water is also 140 and the only thing I notice is in the toilets there is a buildup in the little hole near the bottom (facing front) that needs an occasional manual scraping out. For drinking water I use a ceramic block countertop filter that I believe is .5 micron absolute. Then the water goes through a Brita filter before going into the kettle or to drink. Since I been doing that I no longer have to think about buildup in the kettle as it just does not happen any more. The ceramic block gets manually cleaned once a year and is now 8 years old. Never had a water softener, and I would go RO before I ever did (if I moved).

Thanks for that. I have been back and forth on whether I will want water softening when I move there. I grew up in Missouri and supposedly the average ppm there is 137. I do remember some signs of hard water, but we had no trouble drinking it. Too, back in the sixties and seventies nobody had water softeners. I remember buildup on glasses and in tea kettles, but our water heater was 23 years old and original when I moved away for good. If we didn't keep after the toilets, a pumice bar was needed to clean buildup around the water line. Given the expense and trouble of softening, I will lean away from it until I experience compelling persuasion. I already favor cleaning vinegar for various tasks so I figure I'm set, at least for a while.
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Old Today, 08:31 AM
 
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I am considering a move to Tombstone, AZ and would appreciate any information as to how it is to live there, availability of services to include: re-model contractors, H2O RO unit/softeners, garden centers, fabric stores, veterinarians, etc.

Thank you
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Old Today, 10:23 AM
 
Location: Poop-hole, Northern California
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I am considering a move to Tombstone, AZ and would appreciate any information as to how it is to live there, availability of services to include: re-model contractors, H2O RO unit/softeners, garden centers, fabric stores, veterinarians, etc.

Thank you
Hopefully somebody more knowledgeable will happen along.
While visiting the area a few weeks ago, I stopped by Tombstone to have a look.
There didn't seem to be a whole lot there other than the tourist places.

But Sierra Vista is about 20 miles away and has most things like Target, Walmart, Home Depot, Lowe's.
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