I don't think anyone wants to join a thread from hell so I'll tell you
whats occurred and go away, because I don't want to be in a thread from
The vast majority think they are absolute rubbish; some allow as how they
*might* have a temporary effect that would help where the water is to be
used immediately. This applies to bothe versions.
a very few feel they work; with a religious fervour, so name calling occurs
and the general level of bonhomie drops.
I don't think you will get much light, but are in danger of creating a lot
Probabl;y equally as badly: If your watyer contains calcium carbonate,
you can possibly affect where and it what form it deposits, but not
prevent it completely.
Replacing it wuith sodium carboneate stops the problems perfectly, at
the downside of fair capital expense, the need to fill em up with salt,
and a different taste and feel to the water, which I presonally prefer.
I presume that you are referring to water softeners? If so, I thought
that you aren't supposed to drink the water from them (always have an
un-softened tap in the kitchen for drinking water)?
Parish - who's curious 'coz he's thinking about getting a water softener.
You aren't supposed to drink from lead pipes, touch asbestos without a
government license, smoke cigarettes, get industrial cleaning fluid on
your bare skin, go to motor races and pop concerts withot ear defenders
Done all of those, and at 53, am not in perfect health like I was at 20,
but I ain't dead yet :-)
I'll say tho, that clening fluid on bare skin makes you feel like shit
for a few days.
For me, If I was worried about blood pressure etc, I would stop smoking,
not worry about the tiny amount of sodiaum carbonate in softened water.
There is far more muck in 'natural' mineral water.
I've crossed a pelican crossing against a red light, lived in the far
east for three years without taking malaria pills, driven at > 130 mph
on a regular basis, used to clean glass in the chemistry lab by dipping
my finger in the cleaning acid, occasionally get mains shocks, sometimes
get > kV shocks, drink heavily, smoke a lot, ride a motorbike, ... where
do I stop ?
It's part and parcel of living a bit - I'd rather die having lived a bit
than vegetating my life away.
I was going to try to organise something earlier in the year but ran
out of time and had other commitments.
I certainly don't mind doing so for later this month or early August
if people would like to post and/or email.
On the last occasion, John Schmitt organised a very good, and not
expensive curry venue in the West End preceded by meeting up in a
IIRC, we went for a Friday night but I'm flexible.
I'll post a separate thread.
To email, substitute .nospam with .gl
if it doesn't clash with any of the crap from my new company setup then I',m
up for it. I'd like to put a face to a few names.
it was the "all is klaar" from a previous post that gave it away, btw,
email me at
richard at olifant d-ot co do-t uk
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