Water Quality/chaulky water?

Discussion in 'Water Softener Forum, problems, installation and r' started by billfig, Apr 23, 2011.

  1. billfig

    billfig New Member

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    upstate NY
    It seems more apparent on non metal materials and after going thru the dishwasher? The silverware doesnt shine as well either. I just put the Kenmore Softener in within the past 6 mos. It seemed to develop after I replaced my diaphram tank setup a few weeks ago. I checked & cleaned the venturi assy(thinking it was plugged). Actually when I think about it, the water seems fairly soft when washing hands/shower etc. ? So strange? water tested at 30-34 hardness many years ago..:confused:
  2. Smooky

    Smooky Member

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    NC
    I don't really know but if the hardness is less than 30, the water becomes corrosive. Are you sure you needed the water softener? Another thought, I think the softener adds sodium to the water.
  3. mialynette2003

    mialynette2003 Member

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    Ocala, Florida
    Water only becomes corrosive when the pH falls below 7, not when you remove hardness.
  4. billfig

    billfig New Member

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    upstate NY
    I think maybe I'll have my water analyzed to see where my base is..:)
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