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  • Well water + water softner ?s

    Hi,

    We have well water. It is very hard. Had it tested at culligan for hardness and on their ranking scale, 14 is "high." Our hardness was 24.

    We have a simple sediment filter, plus a water softner in place (we had to protect our appliances). I don't drink the softened water, and buy mine from the store (refill glass containers from the refill station at the grocery store).

    I'd like to be able to drink our well water.

    Does anyone know of anything I can do that doesn't involve buying an expensive filtering system?

    Thanks!
    spicegirl

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    We have well water.. VERY HARD! I know it is the reason our dishwasher is kaput at the moment. We have purchased the following item, have not installed it yet. I have had no time but plan on doing it over the Thanksgiving break.

    ScaleRID Water Treatment System - IHSMall.com

    We resisted the typically water softening system because they use salt to soften and that does not make for good drinking water. This system is different though.
    Karin


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    • #3
      Karin

      That looks interesting, although I'm a bit skeptical. I'll have to read more about it.

      Would you let us know how it works for you?

      Thanks!
      spicegirl

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      • #4
        sure. I have bought other products from this company that are awesome and I would recommend. Which is one of the factors to making this purchase.
        Karin


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        • #5
          My advice: for drinking water, tap into the water line ahead of the softener. If needed, use a simple carbon filter to improve taste.

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          • #6
            Thanks xntrik. I was thinking along similar lines. I just want simplicity. And, frankly, my husband isn't going to un-install the water softner at this point (we're tired - we built this house ourselves

            We did leave a line that doesn't run through the softner.

            I know there are tabletop RO filters, but they're around $200.

            Price-wise, I was thinking something a little closer to the good old Brita.
            Last edited by spicegirl; 11-20-2011, 02:10 PM.

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