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Old 01-30-2012, 04:26 PM   #11
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HooKooDooKu, thanks for the advice, but maybe I misled you with my verbage. The tank reached 180ppm and the I did the WC's and now the ppm level is about 60-80ppm. My biggest query or concern is my initial tap water reading of 40ppm when it should be reading 10pppm. At least thats what the EPA says it should be.
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Old 01-31-2012, 09:54 AM   #12
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It could be seasonal. My water will range from less than 5ppm of nitrates in the spring to 10+ppm in the fall and winter. I think it may have to deal with snow melt, etc.
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Old 01-31-2012, 10:16 AM   #13
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HooKooDooKu, thanks for the advice, but maybe I misled you with my verbage. The tank reached 180ppm and the I did the WC's and now the ppm level is about 60-80ppm. My biggest query or concern is my initial tap water reading of 40ppm when it should be reading 10pppm. At least thats what the EPA says it should be.
So something still isn't adding up.

Tank @ 180ppm + 50% pwc @ 40ppm = 110ppm.
Tank @ 180ppm + 50% pwc @ 0ppm = 90ppm

Yet you say your most recent chance resulted in readings below either of those.

So if your tap was 40ppm and the end result was 80ppm, that suggests your starting level was about 120ppm.

Sounds like this problem needs to be handled one step at a time, and IMHO, the 1st step is to follow jlk's advice on getting your water company to test your tap water for you. Also take a sample at the same time and test it yourself. Compare what your test kit says to what their test says and go from there.
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