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wampus

06:08PM | 08/02/05
Member Since: 06/26/05
12 lifetime posts
Bvplumbing
I'm getting whitish water spotting on all my fixtures, in my stainless steel sink - anywhere where water's splattered and dries. Have a 13 yr old water softener - I've had the water tested, and the people who installed it say my hot water is "0 grains soft." (The only soft cold water is at laundry hookup and to the shower/tub in the bathroom.) Water is sudsing well whenever it comes into contact with soap or detergent

Although this looks like hard water staining - is it possible the white staining is caused by SALT leaching into the system? I do have a slight bathtub faucet drip (both hot and cold are soft on the tub). Could this be causing it? Do I need to have the softener adjusted?

Any help appreciated - this is hard on the fixtures and seems to be taking a toll on the stainless steel sink. The water softener people don't seem to be taking my concerns seriously. I discussed this with someone at the water utility who seems to think this is a possibility. Thanks.

RayVinZant

05:04AM | 08/10/05
Member Since: 08/29/04
227 lifetime posts
You probably need to soften the cold to your kitchen sink. Most people keep this line unsoftened so they can drink "good" water without salt. It would be better to have a line that runs to a purified unsoftened tap on the side of the sink, rather than to the kitchen sink faucet you use all the time for the kitchen. If I had to guess the stains are probably calcium from unsoftened water.

You really do need a purification system on all drinkable water from a system that provides well water or untreated water to a home. Today, throughout the United States, many of the underground aquifers are contaminated. This is one of the bigger problems we face in the US. The EPA recommends private wells be tested regularly for Herbacides and Pestacides, Nitrates, Bacterias and Organisms. A good .04 micron or smaller filter, will remove most of the bacterial and organisms from the water. A reverse osmosis and charcoal filter will remove almost all of the contaminants. A filtration system combined with a water softening system, will help you to keep staining down and protect your family from unhealthy water.

Good Luck

Raymond VinZant Plumbing Prof.
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