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Author:  Zubin [ Jun 10th, '13, 23:00 ]
Post subject:  Re: what kind of salt can be used?

I have been using the cheapest from Walmart. Table salt without iodine. Also, I have been using baking soda to neutralize the water, which also includes some salt.

Author:  RupertofOZ [ Jun 10th, '13, 23:04 ]
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Zubin wrote:
Also, I have been using baking soda to neutralize the water, which also includes some salt.

It shouldn't... and I can't see any reason why it would...

Baking Soda is Sodium BiCarbonate.... no chloride ions.. zero, zip, zilch, nada...

And Baking Soda will raise your pH..... (not even the best choice for doing that either)

Author:  Zubin [ Jun 10th, '13, 23:56 ]
Post subject:  Re: what kind of salt can be used?

Yes, I want to raise my PH. Why else I used it for?
One lbs of it, bring my PH from 6.4 to 6.8
I like it at 6.8.

Author:  RobD [ Jun 11th, '13, 00:29 ]
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Mr Aristaeus wrote:

comeon dude, do the search magic!

people been talking about this shit for YEARS...no need to make them repeat themselves!

/bitchy


ok my grumpy unhelpful complainer, show me a searched thread where it discusses and answers
"can water softner salt from the hardware store be used" now wheres the *sigh* emoticon :think:

Author:  Mr Aristaeus [ Jun 11th, '13, 08:03 ]
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here's a few to try
"softener salt" in the search box returns

search.php?keywords=softener+salt

Author:  RupertofOZ [ Jun 11th, '13, 08:16 ]
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Zubin wrote:
Yes, I want to raise my PH. Why else I used it for?

Sorry Zubin... I read your post that you were using Baking soda... in relation to the OP's question about general hardness... and that you were trying to neutralise the hardness..... and that baking soda had "salt" in it....

As I replied... yes it has "Sodium".... and most water softener "salts" are sodium based....

They work on the principle that the Sodium cation replaces the calcium and magnesium cations usually found in high general hardness ("hard") water....

High general hardness water is almost always high pH... so adding a "buffer" didn't make any sense...

RobD wrote:
can water softner salt from the hardware store be used

Well yes and no Rob... depends on what the water softener is.... as above most are Sodium based "salts"....

But often the products use Sodium Borate.... Borax..... not something that I'd be tipping into my AP system....

Author:  RobD [ Jun 11th, '13, 13:51 ]
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R of oz-its been 3 days and no issues, and no theres no borax in it.

Mr Aristaeus-- WTF is your issue with me? :dontknow: I see questions posted all day, EASY ones that they could have found answers on, this one i couldn't, so exactly what is your repeated beef with me dude? did i pee on your cheerios somehow :dontknow: either way your 4 days late complaining so go find someone else to harass because i see your less then a year old here, and not a moderator so I'm sure if i am in the wrong THEY will tell me unless they have recruited you to do what they are unable to, which I doubt :laughing3:

Author:  Charlie [ Jun 11th, '13, 14:24 ]
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Ok, ok. Play nice peeps.

Author:  RupertofOZ [ Jun 11th, '13, 14:55 ]
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RobD wrote:
R of oz-its been 3 days and no issues, and no theres no borax in it.

Sweet... just something to keep an eye out for....

Author:  RobD [ Jun 11th, '13, 15:08 ]
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thanks i will put that in my notepad and yes i really have one hahaha

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