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Posted: 2/8/2006 4:20:08 PM EDT
Ours is...it tests out at about 10 grains/gallon hardness as supplied by the city. We have a softener.
Link Posted: 2/8/2006 4:22:53 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Barrelburner:
We have a softener.

Big fat ugly chick?
Link Posted: 2/8/2006 4:23:52 PM EDT
I don't think ours is hard. It just stinks of chlorine.

Our well water was hard, so we had a softener.

Though, come to think of it... it was hard on my fish. I never had fish with city water, and didn't know better. Filled the tank and by the next day, all but three of my fish were dead.
Link Posted: 2/8/2006 4:25:02 PM EDT
We're on a well and it's softened. City water is one of the most foul tasting liquids on earth
Link Posted: 2/8/2006 4:28:45 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Zakk_Wylde_470:
We're on a well and it's softened. City water is one of the most foul tasting liquids on earth

Our city water tastes foul, and it tests out at the current federal max limit for arsenic. The feds are reducing the arsenic limit by 90% I think, and I don't know what the city will do.
Link Posted: 2/8/2006 6:09:08 PM EDT
Water is hard here in Utah....and tastes great.

I grew up here so when I later moved to Kali and found out that people didn't drink tap water much, I asked "Why?"

Then I took a drink.

Result: "Oh," and a dumb look on my face.

I moved back to Utah .
(this was only one of a million reasons why).
Link Posted: 2/8/2006 6:10:24 PM EDT
Tap water sucks.
Link Posted: 2/8/2006 6:11:10 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/8/2006 6:11:53 PM EDT by twonami]
14 grains in Byron and yes I too have a softener
Link Posted: 2/8/2006 6:12:02 PM EDT
My water is tapped too? Damn, NSA! It's all Bush's fault!
Link Posted: 2/8/2006 6:12:35 PM EDT
my tap water is litterly SALT water. I cannot begin to explain how horrible it is.
Link Posted: 2/8/2006 6:12:45 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/8/2006 6:13:08 PM EDT by MshakeMO]
Mine is, comes out of a well. When the water softener runs out of salt you can tell pretty quick.. it turns brown if you let it set in the sink/tub for a few minutes.
Link Posted: 2/8/2006 6:17:26 PM EDT
About 18-20 grains in Plymouth, MN. Got so sick of the water spotting and gummed up dishwasher and faucets and draining about 5 gallons of lime in the water heater, that I bought a water softener after a couple of years of owning my house. The appliances just run a whole lot better without the sand gumming it up.

Dont' know where you guys are at, but the tap water here is pretty good. We get our city water from a set of deep wells in a limestone aquifur rather than surface water run off into a bear's bath tub and then delivered in canals
Link Posted: 2/8/2006 6:20:39 PM EDT
We've been getting Lake Michigan water for over 10 years. I can't tell any difference between my tap water and $1.00 or more a small bottle for Evian or Fuji.
Of course I drink it down and don't swirl it around in my mouth. If I did, I suppose there might be a faint taste of flouride.
Link Posted: 2/8/2006 6:23:11 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/8/2006 6:24:00 PM EDT by mejames]
My tap water is pretty good. Occasionally, I have to use bottled water because of excessive chlorine. However most of the time it taste almost as good as bottled. The water at my parents house, across town, is nasty and has visible crap floating in it. They drink only bottled or filtered, because it has lots of minerals. Their whole neighborhood is that way.
Link Posted: 2/8/2006 6:26:35 PM EDT
Our tap water is actually pretty good.

It's stored in a giant pond just north of the city.
Link Posted: 2/8/2006 6:30:04 PM EDT

Is your tap water hard?

Only after coming out of the freezer.
Link Posted: 2/8/2006 6:33:39 PM EDT
Link Posted: 2/8/2006 6:33:59 PM EDT
no but my wanger is
Link Posted: 2/8/2006 6:34:39 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Barrelburner:
Ours is...it tests out at about 10 grains/gallon hardness as supplied by the city. We have a softener.

You call that hard, normal around here is 25-30 from the city and I see up to 50-60 from wells.
Link Posted: 2/8/2006 6:40:38 PM EDT
Does the fact that I can't take my ice cubes through a metal detector tell you anything?
Link Posted: 2/8/2006 7:04:55 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/8/2006 7:06:54 PM EDT by Observer]
We broke down about 3 weeks ago and got a softener for the house.

Ironically Clearwater has TERRIBLE water with regard to hardness. Go figure.

The biggest pisser with adding a softener to an existing plumbing system is that the external spigots are all going to be soft so you can't use 'em for watering plants or the lawn...well unless you're into the 'desert wasteland' look.

But soft water is much, much nicer on the appliances, cleans better, no residue, etc etc etc. Oh yeah and it doesn't leave 2mm of powder in the icecube trays after the ice sublimes away.
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