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  1. Gary, I don't know that much about the valves,...

    Gary, I don't know that much about the valves, other than I've read about them and heard you and many others mention that the Clack valve is the best, but is it not a digital valve? The main reason...
  2. An AN filter will remove dirt/sediment to like 20...

    An AN filter will remove dirt/sediment to like 20 microns or less. We can't see particles below about 45 microns in size.

    Gary and BobNH disagree then - I was going by Gary's statement that...
  3. You need to treat your acidic water. Although...

    You need to treat your acidic water. Although there are many causes, that is probably what caused the pin hole leaks in your copper tubing. I agree The best way would be a backwashed acid...
  4. Softened water is lacking in calcium and...

    Softened water is lacking in calcium and magnesium. Hard water is good for YOU not your shower walls, laundry and fixtures. Iron can foul your softeners mineral bed. This is why I recommend a hard...
  5. I could not locate a convenient water testing lab...

    I could not locate a convenient water testing lab and I wanted quick results. Can anyone suggest a source - I live upstate SC.
  6. I don't understand why you would want to just...

    I don't understand why you would want to just remove the iron from the drinking water and the icecubes. Iron is good for you.

    I believe it is sometimes hard to communicate things on an internet...
  7. Synthesis Cyanuric acid (CYA) was first...

    Synthesis

    Cyanuric acid (CYA) was first synthesized by Wöhler in 1829 by decomposing urea and uric acid at high temperature.[1] Today industrial manufacture of CYA for use as a precursor in the...
  8. Thanks for your reply - and I hope you won't get...

    Thanks for your reply - and I hope you won't get irritated that I keep asking questions. I have since received the water analysis from the pool company (I converted to grains per gallon)).

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  9. Thanks - I do appreciate your advice. If I...

    Thanks - I do appreciate your advice. If I install an iron filter and then a softener, will that be sufficient for the whole house - including water at the sink? I asked if the sandtrap was...
  10. Thank you both for your replies. I never...

    Thank you both for your replies. I never intended to drink softened water at my sink - both the sink water line and the refrigerator water line will be bypassed (water straight from the well after...
  11. Thank you, speedbump, for replying. Our property...

    Thank you, speedbump, for replying. Our property and the area in general lies over a bed of rock. We've been told we live in an area with some of the cleanest water in the area. Although we've...
  12. What You Love - Water Softener, Sandtrap, Iron FIlter?

    Hi all~ I need advice and opinions

    I've recently received an estimate (modestly high) on installation of water softening system - I am on well water. Hardness level is 8 grains per gallon- an...
  13. OK, thanks for the links!

    OK, thanks for the links!
  14. To Bob NH: You may be unabel to answer this,...

    To Bob NH:

    You may be unabel to answer this, but I'm curious if you feel it might be possible to snake the Pex through openings in the lower level ceiling to the openings of the wall in the upper...
  15. Here's a link for a study done in 2001, and some...

    Here's a link for a study done in 2001, and some of the same results were found in 2004, but I have also read more recent articles - I just have to locate them.

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  16. Thank you for your reply, Bob NH and to all who...

    Thank you for your reply, Bob NH and to all who have responded. Even though my heart wants to try the PEX, I don't wish to deal with flushing all the lines the first 3-6 months after installation,...
  17. Thanks for the replies. Since I am leaning...

    Thanks for the replies. Since I am leaning toward using CPVC, other than good sharp cuts to prevent the pipe from splitting in the first place - once it's in the (insulated) walls/ceilings, are...
  18. Best Home Water Softener System & PEX or CPVC?

    Hi Guys,

    I posted a few months back in regard to finding a reliable plumber for repiping (corroded copper pipe) our 22yr old multi-level home, on well water. I was undecided between the PEX and...
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    Okay, thanks so much everyone for responding. I...

    Okay, thanks so much everyone for responding. I wasn't so much trying to get an estimate specifically for what my job would cost - just trying to prepare myself for what the price range might be. ...
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    Thanks for the reply, Grumpy. I understand the...

    Thanks for the reply, Grumpy. I understand the reasoning why most good plumbers stay with copper, but our well water is just too hard on it. We must not only replace pipes, but constantly...
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    Has anyone had dealings with Delta Mechanical, a...

    Has anyone had dealings with Delta Mechanical, a nationwide, nonfranchised company which specializes in whole house replumbing? They are a turnkey operation (repair damage to walls, etc). I imagine...
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    Thanks again for the replies, jadnashua and old...

    Thanks again for the replies, jadnashua and old dog. The problem is finding a licensed plumbing contractor who has done this type of work before. I agree that replacing pipe is far more time,...
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    Thank you, RioHyde, for responding. I'm hoping to...

    Thank you, RioHyde, for responding. I'm hoping to find someone who will keep the damage and mess to a minimal. I've not heard much about the
    use of PEX here in the upstate of SC - does it lend...
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    Thanks for the replies - but before I determine...

    Thanks for the replies - but before I determine which product to use for the replumb - I need to find someone to actually do the job (competently). Would any plumbing contractor be able to handle...
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    referrals: replumbing contractors

    We need to replace all the pipes in a 21 year old home. We are on well water which is hard, due to the high mineral content. This has caused the copper to corrode and pit. We've repaired about a...
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