doh! of course. you'll realise of course that my skill in that language
is very limited, and that the spelling was roughly phonetic!
note to self.... save all postings to draft and check in the morning, if
posting seems like a good idea after a rather too mucg vino... :-)
email me at
richard at olifant d-ot co do-t uk
I used to descale the kettle frequently.
I started using a Wickes electric conditioner and a Brita filter at the same
I don't know which does the trick, but I no longer get any build up on the
On taps etc. I do get some build up round the base but it is easier to shift
and not so plentiful.
I think it works, but I have no proof about dissolving existing scale. It
might be working but I've no intention of taking my bot water cylinder to
bits to find out.
If offered my money back I would keep the gizmo.
John Wood, Derby England.
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Heard this comment from several people - is it just because they
seem like the perfect breeding ground for bacteria and such nasties?
We have a britta jug and only use it for the kettle. I've never worried
too much (certainly never keep it in the fridge) and have always assumed
that any bug living in it will be killed by boiling in the kettle...
I guess its only boiled for a few seconds - should I be concerned? No
obvious side effects in the 5 or so years that I have been doing this!
On a similar subject, anyone know of a decent cheap source of them?>
I've never had anything like that. Although I do clean the jug out
when changing the cartidge as recommended, it never shows any sign
of needing it. The cartidges contain something (silver, IIRC) to
prevent bacteria growth in them. It probably doesn't remain effective
However, the water once filtered has no protection, so you shouldn't
keep it for more than 24 hours, and not in the Sun. As I said, I keep
mine in the fridge anyway. In reality, I use at least a jugfull every
24 hours, but if I go away for a few days, on my return, what's in
there gets used for watering plants or similar and I refill it fresh.
I'm considering giving one a try on the cold input to a Combi.
However these electronic descalers are advertised to work (or not)
with a magnetic field applied to the water, so -> Is there any
problem with them interfering with other systems, e.g. the chip in the
boiler itself, or the thermostat control system which in my case is
Any history of problems Folks?
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