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Thread: Aquapure now installed--water is not as slippery as I expected

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    Quote Originally Posted by dlarrivee View Post
    I'd be happy to not have slick water, I find it annoying not being able to get all the soap off in the shower.
    Install a bleed valve between the soft and hard lines and allow 1-2 gpg to mix. No slick feeling and very slight hardness.

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    I dont mind the slick feeling. You just have to retrain your mind that the slickness is not residual soap.

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    If there is any and I mean Any iron in the water then one should not put a bleed valve in..

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    The slick feel says the softener is working as it should.

    Adding hardness back into the softened water is not a good idea, especially if you have iron or manganese in the water.
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    Well, water now feeling slick as I was expecting so I guess it was washing out the lines, water heater, whatever. Now to get waterspots off of everything from the prior hard water.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 606zpx View Post
    Well, water now feeling slick as I was expecting so I guess it was washing out the lines, water heater, whatever. Now to get waterspots off of everything from the prior hard water.
    For water spots, use an acidic solutio , like a vinegar/water mix, to remove spots caused by hardwater.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Skip Wolverton View Post
    Install a bleed valve between the soft and hard lines and allow 1-2 gpg to mix. No slick feeling and very slight hardness.
    I should mention that I don't actually have slick water at my place, just something I noticed at my inlaws place.

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    That "slick feeling" indicates that all the soap IS being rinsed off the body. When the water doesn't feel slick, it means you have soap residue/scum still on the skin. So you truly want the slick feel. That means you're really clean.

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