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Topic: Descaling the Alexia PID at home: further info (2 msgs / 85 lines)
1) From: Rbt Tut
I did pick up my Alexia PID and K3 doserless grinder Friday from CC
when quized on their recomendation not to descale at home Mary said first
that most of the people that got the high end machines did not follow the
protocol exactly and ran into trouble and found fault.
that being said she also pointed out that the QuickMill had copper boilers
and citirc acid had an affect of sorts on that boiler.
? perhaps people were descaling too often?  (my comments)
they then said its best in the long run to solve the problem 'beforehand'
with the water you use.  < 3 grains would be the goal of your water
treatment.
of note my water west of Boston not only tastes good out of the tap but has
a 25 grains
using just the brita filter just for my Sylvia it comes down to < 3 grains
there is a link at HB on water purification and mentioned for some
regulation Brita cant advertise as a water softener.
but it works fine 'for a while'  as I use my Brita water only for the
espresso machine it lasts several months.
I now plan to get those test strips and test my Brita water from time to
time.
This set up is a massive step upwards just as miKe implied.
Im very fortunate to have been able to purchase it and get expert instuction
on it.
RT
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