Post by Chris McMillan Post by Jim Easterbrook Post by Vicky
We're having problems with it, various machines, distilling water to
save the new kettle and coffee maker from clogging up etc. And round
the taps and waste. I don't recall the problems being this bad in
other homes. East barnet was bad but not this bad. Is it possible new
water proividers, Nasty foreign firms etc, don't treat the water
Water in different places has different levels of hardness. E.g. water from
a bore hole in chalk will be much harder than from a river flowing off peat.
The ownership of the company doesn't affect this.
If only because, presumably, it's as much of a problem for them as you -
their pipes will get furred up too. (OK, more for you as you're heating
it, but still.)
Post by Chris McMillan Post by Jim Easterbrook
Your company's website should have typical water analysis figures for your
postcode area, which will include the hardness. Be thankful you've got hard
water, soft tastes horrible and is unpleasant to wash with.
With you there, Jim, McT won't agree with us. It's wot yer born to, I
Indeed. Apparently you need a lot more soap to make a good lather with
hard water; since I somewhat like lather, I guess I prefer soft, though
can't say I've ever been aware of the difference. I do remember a
chemistry master saying he had at times had to keep/make a sample of
hard water for showing what people were talking about, to pupils from
soft water areas who'd never encountered it.
J. P. Gilliver. UMRA: 1960/<1985 MB++G()AL-IS-Ch++(p)***@T+H+Sh0!:`)DNAf
Where [other presenters] tackle the world with a box of watercolours, he
takes a spanner. - David Butcher (on Guy Martin), RT 2015/1/31-2/6