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water softners
Wed 8-Dec-10
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paperman
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We have extraordinarily hard water here in my part of Suffolk so much so that when I get the kitchen refitted in February I am going to have a water softener installed - it is going to be one of the ones that takes salt - does anyone have any experience with these and whether it makes any detrimental difference to making jams and breads etc. cos if it does I will have a bypass tap fitted for that purpose.

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Wed 8-Dec-10
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My parents had one and had to stop using it because of the health implications. Hard water is better for the heart, or salt is bad for it, or maybe both. (My dad had bypass surgery so they had to take it seriously.) So a bypass tap for drinking and cooking water perhaps?

Wed 8-Dec-10
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Barbara thanks for this, it was the salt issue that was my concern. I will have to have one fitted as the boiler, shower etc. are all getting furred up, so I think I will go with a bypass tap for food and drinking applications. I had a water softner when I lived up in Shropshire that worked (I think!!) using electrolosis but was actually next to useless. I'll have a look again on the Internet and see if I can get any more information.

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Wed 8-Dec-10
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By pass tap for drinking and food use is a must.

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