|Posted by Tony Conner on October 25, 2001 at 17:55:26:|
|In response to Re: Water Softeners|
8 grains is only about 137 parts per million hardness. That's not much, unless you've got a big industrial steam boiler.
I've lived near the Great Lakes most of my life, in cities that draw their municipal water out of them. Hardness is typically in the 120 - 140 PPM range. I've never had, or needed, a softener in my house, nor do I know anyone that has.
You should get your water analyzed by an independent lab. You may very well need some type of water treatment to correct something, but I don't see the level of hardness you indicate as being worth installing a softner for.
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