DIY water softener vs professional job

On 17/09/2016 21:58, polygonum wrote:

This one does 20,000 litres for <£10.
http://www.vyair.com/scripts/prodView.asp?idproductH2
Once you fit a 10" or 20" filter housing you can buy spares from loads of places as they are a standard fit.
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On Saturday, 17 September 2016 21:36:34 UTC+1, dennis@home wrote:

Put it in a jug in the fridge, the chlorine is soon evaporated off.
NT
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On 18/09/2016 10:28, snipped-for-privacy@gmail.com wrote:

Have seen that suggested many times. What I want to know is what happens to the chlorine? I assume you don't get gassed every time you open the refrigerator door.
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On Sunday, 18 September 2016 21:20:53 UTC+1, polygonum wrote:

It evaporates.
NT
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On 18/09/2016 21:44, snipped-for-privacy@gmail.com wrote:

Within the refrigerator. So what then happens to it? Does it just sit there in the air? Or, being a fairly reactive element, does it react with things around it? I don't remember smelling chlorine when opening a refrigerator, even with a jug of tap water in it.
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wrote:

Yep.

Nope.

Because there is so little of it in the air that you can't detect it with your nose.
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wrote:

It ends up in the air in the fridge.

Because there is so little of it in the water.
It is noticeable to the taste tho.
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I've only ever lived in hard water areas.
I use a jug water softener for making tea (and because there's enough chlorine to make the cold water smell like a swimming pool). Nothing else matters with hard water - used to descale the show heads, but got ones which don't block with scale (Mira Everclear).
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On Friday, 16 September 2016 12:00:48 UTC+1, Simon Mason wrote:

Very happy with the results - only snag is salt water in eyes under shower.
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On 06/10/2016 08:12, Simon Mason wrote:

Huh? I never noticed it to be salt enough to taste, never mind sting the eyes. And we had really hard water.
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On Friday, 7 October 2016 21:56:46 UTC+1, Vir Campestris wrote:

It was only noticable on day 1.
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On Friday, 16 September 2016 12:00:48 UTC+1, Simon Mason wrote:

The two salt blocks have lasted exactly three weeks.
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