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Re: [Shop-talk] Water treatment options

Subject: Re: [Shop-talk] Water treatment options
From: Tim <>
Date: Tue, 14 Jan 2014 07:23:56 -0500 (EST)
Cc: shop-talk@Autox.Team.Net
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I'd get a second opinion on the test. Here in WI we can get test kits 
that get sent to a state lab. I've not (had a well and thus not) done 
this for many years but the cost was minor, under $30 I believe.

Acidic water? Not an expert here but never heard of that before. You can 
test this one yourself. Just get some litmus paper.

If you have high iron, do you not also then have the sulfur that 
accompanies high iron content? And thus a smell? That is how it is here.

Can't help with treatment options. I'd get a second, opinion before you 
start spending any money on equipment.


On Mon, Jan 13, 2014 at 5:18 PM, wrote:

> Well, I finally had my water tested since the new well, and of course 
> it looks like I need some treatments. (Questions in BOLD)
> First, I had a 'free water testing' done by a local plumbing chain. 
> They are the ones that gave me the test results.
> Should I pay for a water test from a local lab to make sure they are 
> just tell everyone their water is bad to sell systems?
> Next, I had acidic water, 5.5 I believe (I had to wait to get the 
> actual results), then I had hardwater (to be expected), and finally I 
> had iron in the water.
> The Iron I'm not worried about. (you can't see, or smell it.)
> The hard water, I wanted to treat with an electronic system. Does 
> anyone know if they work, or are they snake oil?
> Finally, I have to install a system to neutralize the water.  Does 
> anyone have any ideas on what I should do?
> I plan to do the work myself, am I crazy?
> Thanks in advance.
> Eric P
> "Be as beneficent as the sun or the sea, but if your rights as a 
> rational being are trenched on, die on the first inch of your 
> territory." Ralph Waldo Emerson 
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