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Old 04-27-2005, 01:13 PM   #11
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I know this sounds silly, but since you have experience with a water softner, do you have to add dechlorinator to it, or is it already taken care of through the filter? If I choose to use the water softner, should I use a calcium reactor to supplement? Thanks for your response.

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My water supply is an on-site private well, so no chlorine issue. Now, I believe (but don't know for certain), that water softeners do not affect chlorine. I would think that the process of making RO/DI water, mixing and storing would take care of any chlorine though. Sorry, can't answer the calcium reactor question although it seems as though the removal of calcium ions would have some effect that's unknown to me. I'm going to opt for an Ebay RO/DI unit as a $90 "insurance" policy that also produces pristine drinking water. Make sure to use less laundry soap the first few loads with softened water!
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I was thinking the same thing with the RO/DI. I have one at my house, but sold it with it, so I guess I will have to buy another one. I was hoping I could avoid having to, but I don't know enough about the soft water specifications, and I'm not willing to gamble as I will be re-locating my friends to a new tank at the new house. Thanks for the advice on the laundry! I will let the wife know about it.

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