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Topic: OT 42 was Re: +Crystal Geyser and not enough antidepressants (2 msgs / 104 lines)
1) From: Brian Kamnetz
Don't forget the peanuts and beer before traveling!
Brian
On 4/5/07, Kevin  wrote:
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2) From: True, Dennis W. FC1 (CVN69)
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Your Towel!  Always keep your Towel with you! 
 
 
	
	 
	Don't forget the peanuts and beer before traveling!
	
	Brian
	
	
	On 4/5/07, Kevin  wrote: 
		Eddie,
		 
		So long and thanks for all the fish!
		
		 
		
		On 4/5/07, Eddie Dove  > wrote:
			> Alchemist John,
			> Water hardness can also be expressed as ppm.
That is what was meant by the 60 ppm hardness
			> refered to previously.   You have to be
specifically what ppm you are talking about.  1mg/L = 1ppm 
			> hardness.  This will usually be titrated out
in mg/L of CaCO3.  Also, 100ppm = 5.85g/gal (aprox) and
			> this is also in CaCO3.
			>
			>
			> On Wed, 04 Apr 2007 21:04:30 -0700, Alchemist
John wrote: 
			>
			> >But isn't the 60 ppm the estimated TDS based
on a meter?  That is not
			> >related to your hardness.  TDS is the total
dissolved solids,
			> >hardness is only a fraction of that.  It
would make you water 
			> >perfectly acceptable in all likelyhood.  I
doubt you need to dilute at all.
			>
			> >At 22:29 4/3/2007, you wrote:
			> >>I suspect the tech at Chris' Coffee has seen
enough failed machines 
			> >>and the effects of scale (and caustic
cleaners) to have some useful
			> >>answers but you may want to give him a call
and pass on your wealth
			> >>of knowledge.
			> >>
			> >> 
			> >>Actually he WAS specific on water
hardness--they consider 3 grains
			> >>to be the cutoff point. The 60 ppm reading
from Crystal Geyser is
			> >>just over that amount. They suggest an RO
system for plumbed in 
			> >>machines. I'm using a 5 gal jug and a flojet
so he suggested adding
			> >>enough distilled water to get UNDER 3 grains
or try another source
			> >>for bottled water. Seems like rather
straight forward advice. They 
			> >>feel using water that isn't overly hard in
the first place is
			> >>preferable to using caustic chemicals to
clean your machine.
			> >>
			> >>Some of you may want to consider upping your
meds..... 
			> >>
			> >>
			> >>bob-- 
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		Kevin 


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