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 Posted: Fri Aug 11th, 2006 06:17 pm
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Samurai Appliance Repair Man wrote: 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.

I am constantly amazed by the depth and breadth of your knowledge.

I am a proud grasshopper, indeed, to be under your expert tutelage.


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