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Postby Corey » Mon Feb 19, 2018 3:38 pm

Tyler wrote:Source of the post Wow. Your water was way worse than mine too!

Maybe you just take fast showers? Your parents also had 4+ people using showers/laundry, etc. You have 2.

You should mess with your settings to save salt! Yours is probably cranked up way higher than it needs to be.

I also only take showers at home 3 times a week now as I shower at work after the gym the other days.
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Postby Tyler » Mon Feb 19, 2018 3:49 pm

Good call. I bet I could lower mine, but I still feel like I'm barely using anything compared to parents.

Next time I add salt I'll turn it down and test it after a week.
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Postby Tyler » Tue Jun 05, 2018 4:48 pm

Added a couple bags and noticed this. This isn't true at all for ours.

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Postby Corey » Tue Jun 05, 2018 4:57 pm

Werd. I still haven't added more than the 3 bags I added initially. It is at the 2 mark so we are getting close!
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Postby Tyler » Tue Jun 05, 2018 5:20 pm

Corey wrote:Werd. I still haven't added more than the 3 bags I added initially. It is at the 2 mark so we are getting close!
Wow! I add like 2 every 5 months?
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Postby Huss Buss » Wed Jun 06, 2018 5:24 am

Tyler wrote:Source of the post
Corey wrote:Werd. I still haven't added more than the 3 bags I added initially. It is at the 2 mark so we are getting close!
Wow! I add like 2 every 5 months?

Tyler wrote:Source of the post
Corey wrote:Werd. I still haven't added more than the 3 bags I added initially. It is at the 2 mark so we are getting close!
Wow! I add like 2 every 5 months?


So your water isn't that bad or u just don't use that much water?
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Postby Tyler » Wed Jun 06, 2018 6:25 am

I probably have mine up higher than it needs to be. I need to get more testing strips and gradually turn it to a lower setting and keep checking my water levels.
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Postby Tyler » Thu Feb 06, 2020 8:16 am

Mcnards doesn't have take home tests anymore for water hardness, you need to bring the water in. Doing that today. Figured if I am installing a new dish washer I want to make sure my water hardness is okay. I'm anticipating having to put in a softener this weekend
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Postby Corey » Thu Feb 06, 2020 8:27 am

Tyler wrote:Source of the post Mcnards doesn't have take home tests anymore for water hardness, you need to bring the water in. Doing that today. Figured if I am installing a new dish washer I want to make sure my water hardness is okay. I'm anticipating having to put in a softner this weekend

I bought these a few weeks ago when I was curious if it was still working.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07B3 ... UTF8&psc=1
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Postby Tyler » Thu Feb 06, 2020 8:35 am

Corey wrote:Source of the post I bought these a few weeks ago when I was curious if it was still working.

That's a good idea. I'll do the Minnie Mouse sippy cup of water today and probably buy that myself if I end up getting a system.
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Postby ejhartman91 » Thu Feb 06, 2020 10:16 am

Tyler wrote:Source of the post I'm anticipating having to put in a softener this weekend

Because of your new dishwasher?
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Postby Tyler » Thu Feb 06, 2020 12:42 pm

ejhartman91 wrote:Source of the post Because of your new dishwasher?

I'm expecting the test to show I have hard water because of the buildup on my tankless hot water heater. So yes, since I am installing a brand new nice dishwasher I want to ensure I have soft water to keep that kitten purring as long as possible.

I installed one in the previous house and you do feel cleaner in the shower. It's so silky.

11% week at mcnards so perfect timing to get one. For like $400 (after rebate) you can buy it and the all the supplies.
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Postby Tyler » Thu Feb 06, 2020 2:13 pm

Tyler wrote:Source of the post Mcnards doesn't have take home tests anymore for water hardness, you need to bring the water in. Doing that today.

Such a process now. Had to find someone who knew how to conduct the test and it was 5+ minutes for him to perform it. I am moderately hard and my water was not soft either.
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Postby wags83 » Thu Feb 06, 2020 3:59 pm

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Postby goldenrod » Sun Feb 09, 2020 12:20 am

My water softener stopped working a few months ago so I installed a bigger one since whoever put the last one in the house put a smaller one in. Love the way soft water feels.
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Postby Tyler » Sun Feb 09, 2020 10:48 am

goldenrod wrote:My water softener stopped working a few months ago so I installed a bigger one since whoever put the last one in the house put a smaller one in. Love the way soft water feels.
Werd. Pointy water sucks.
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Postby Tyler » Mon Feb 10, 2020 11:31 am

The test comes back a little softer, not sure how many cycles it takes. The shower certainly feels silkier too.

My water pressure is also insane now in the shower. I think the main valve must have been only opened 80% and now it is 100%. That's the only theory I could come up with.

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