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On 4/5/07, Kevin wrote:
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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
> >But isn't the 60 ppm the estimated TDS based
on a meter? That is not
> >related to your hardness. TDS is the total
> >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
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