|View single post by Samurai Appliance Repair Man|
|Posted: Thu Aug 10th, 2006 10:24 pm||
Samurai Appliance Repair Man
|Fun facts to know and tell about water softening:
- the salt is NOT there to soften the water; salt does not and cannot soften water.
- the purpose of the salt is to recharge the ion exchange resin on dishwashers with built-in water softeners, such as the Mieles. It is this resin that does the actual softening by removing hardness ions, such as ca+2.
- adding salt to dishwashers that do not have a built in softener does nothing to soften the water, but does a pretty good job of giving you salty dishes!
- the reason for not using table salt is because the iodine added to the table salt can damage the resin.
Very good. Carry on, sailors.
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