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upolian
06-May-10, 11:56
If so,have you noticed a big difference with this fitted?

Also does anybody know how i can get the water tested to see how 'hard' it is? E.G 10grains per gallon etc

Thanx in advance.

crayola
06-May-10, 11:59
You don't need water softeners in Caithness because the water is already soft. They are for the south of England where they have chalk in their water and horrible white lumps of it in their kettles. [disgust]

upolian
06-May-10, 12:03
You don't need water softeners in Caithness because the water is already soft. They are for the south of England where they have chalk in their water and horrible white lumps of it in their kettles. [disgust]

Its for my job,not for kettle/shower etc etc,would like to see how soft the water is,if it can be improved on id be looking into 1 of these :)

mrlennie
06-May-10, 12:41
I noticed the laundry place in wick has them installed...don't ask me why i noticed them....;)

upolian
06-May-10, 12:59
I noticed the laundry place in wick has them installed...don't ask me why i noticed them....;)

Your the man for installing it;)

mrlennie
06-May-10, 13:20
Is it that you need the soap to lather more or do the minerals damage your equipment?

I think the water board can tell you the specs of the local water as they are always testing it

upolian
06-May-10, 13:25
Is it that you need the soap to lather more or do the minerals damage your equipment?

I think the water board can tell you the specs of the local water as they are always testing it

The bubbles my pre wash foam + shampoo would give would be better,in return removing the dirt safer:)

Also for drying the car,there would be next to none risk of having water marks which can dry into the clearcoat on a hot day damaging it!

So the softer the water the better,looking into filters also :)

onecalledk
06-May-10, 13:32
are you asking about water osmosis and the filters you can get put into your house so that the water is clearer?

Think they can be quite dear, a friend of mine had a quote for 175 for one tap but then the health benefits etc are amazing .....

K

upolian
06-May-10, 13:34
are you asking about water osmosis and the filters you can get put into your house so that the water is clearer?

Think they can be quite dear, a friend of mine had a quote for 175 for one tap but then the health benefits etc are amazing .....

K

Im looking to get a water softener tank installed,we will see how it goes,i may end up with a tap filter not sure yet!

http://www.watervalue.com/fleck_9000.html

mrlennie
06-May-10, 13:53
http://www.boilers2go.co.uk/product.php?productid=25527

This is what they use in the hard water areas.
The water softner system that uses salts can be regarded as overkill in some cases. So you shouldn't have a problem with these.

upolian
06-May-10, 14:03
http://www.boilers2go.co.uk/product.php?productid=25527

This is what they use in the hard water areas.
The water softner system that uses salts can be regarded as overkill in some cases. So you shouldn't have a problem with these.

Cheers mate,had a suspicion you would know about this :D:D rep for you :D

mrlennie
06-May-10, 14:24
sweeet.......

captain chaos
06-May-10, 19:19
Upolian

Try this

http://www.monzacarcare.com/products/?category_id=6203&search_mode=view_item&product_id=2125&start=0&search_term=Enter%20search%20term

The 0ppm filter is for use in soft water areas and the 30ppm is for use in hard water areas see the map below, the 0ppm filter gets the best finish in hard or soft areas but will run out much quicker in a hard area thats where the 30ppm comes into play. The 30ppm will last longer but the finish is not as high as the 0ppm filter.

No watermarks or streaks

No need to chamois dry car down

Complete with two hose lock end fittings.

Rinse and just walk away

Touchless drying = less swirl marks on your paintwork

Spot free results after rinsing

Lots of other uses: eg: motorbikes, boats, aircraft, motorhomes, hard to reach exterior windows and glass conservatories.

upolian
06-May-10, 22:06
Upolian

Try this

http://www.monzacarcare.com/products/?category_id=6203&search_mode=view_item&product_id=2125&start=0&search_term=Enter%20search%20term

The 0ppm filter is for use in soft water areas and the 30ppm is for use in hard water areas see the map below, the 0ppm filter gets the best finish in hard or soft areas but will run out much quicker in a hard area thats where the 30ppm comes into play. The 30ppm will last longer but the finish is not as high as the 0ppm filter.

No watermarks or streaks

No need to chamois dry car down

Complete with two hose lock end fittings.

Rinse and just walk away

Touchless drying = less swirl marks on your paintwork

Spot free results after rinsing

Lots of other uses: eg: motorbikes, boats, aircraft, motorhomes, hard to reach exterior windows and glass conservatories.


cheers for that buddy :D