My home is fed by a private well. the pH of my well water is already fairly low in pH, 6.4. We have a water softener and just recently tested the water at our tap and the pH was 6.1. We have our water going thru an RO system before we drink it but it seems to taste a bit "metallicy" and seems to be a bit acidic (obvisouly why).
I am wondering...is there any small device/filter/treatment/etc that I could deploy under my sink (next to my RO system) that would increase the pH of my water to more near 7 ?
THanks for any help !
Are you using copper tubing after the RO system? You must use plastic tubing after any RO system since the water is very aggressive
If the whole house is copper and the ph is under 7, then treating a single faucet would be wrong. One has to treat the Whole House with either Soda Ash or calcite to bring the ph up to above 7 or get ready to replace copper pipes and repair drywall.
Why did you softened the water in the first place? Do you know what the water chemistry is before the softener? Usually to raise the pH you add hardness.
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Many people want to educate themselves on a subject prior to having somebody come in and try to oversell them a product that may or may not work. Not all water treatment problems are DIY. But asking questions, getting some knowledge from some highly experienced people who have a good reputation in the industry is always a good thing.Deleted by Terry
Welcome Superplum, it is nice to have another perspective from an experienced tradesman.
Last edited by Terry; 04-16-2012 at 10:55 AM.
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