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    Tap Water

    So I tested my tap water and this is what I got:

    FC: 0.0
    CC: 0.0
    pH: 7.8
    TA: 220

    Don't know if this is good or bad, just thought I'd throw it out there and see what someone can tell me.
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    All of the above now in wreckage, hauled for scrap...and to wrap hunting blinds.

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    Re: Tap Water

    It means you will need to add acid soon after adding any significant amount of water.

    What's the CH value? That one's not so easy to fix!
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    Re: Tap Water

    CH: 20
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    Re: Tap Water

    Your tap water TA level is quite high, which will mean lowering TA any time you add a significant amount of water.
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    Re: Tap Water

    Quote Originally Posted by stack_climber
    CH: 20
    wow, i thought i had it low at 40, but yours is almost clear of any calcium!
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    Re: Tap Water

    Last I tested our tap water it was <3ppm CH (tested with a electronic meter). Water Bureau says 2-14ppm is normal here but I think that 14 is from the gross emergency wells (I can tell when we're on the well water, ick!) because normally it comes from the Bull Run Reservoir in the foothills of Mt. Hood. Un-filtered, un-pumped, lightly chlorinated, and at about 90psi. Can't beat 12000 feet of elevation for water pressure, I can fill my 5300 gallon pool in about 3 hours with two hoses. We drink rainwater/snow melt/deer pee water here. It's quite tasty... and creates water snobs. :~}

    They caught someone peeing into one of the open reservoirs in the city last week (dude said he thought it was a water treatment plant... ya right...) and the bureau decided to drain the whole thing. ummm... one man's pee vs hundreds of deer, bear, bobcat, and whatever else roams the forest up there urinating as they get their daily morning drink... ummmm... ???? When I was in high school there were no security guards at these reservoirs, I wonder how many people peed in it over the years and no one cared. sigh...
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    Re: Tap Water

    I actually had to run the test twice and use the method for water containing copper. The results I posted were from the initial two drops it says to add if your water contains copper. Without that, the water never turned color at all after the R-0011L not even a light shade of pink.
    33' x 54" Round AG - 150lb Clearwater High Flow sand filter - 1.5 hp two peed Hayward pump - TF-100 Test Kit - 1 clear clean pool thanks to TFP and BBB - 1 soggy wife and 3 water logged boys. Next up, THE deck!

    All of the above now in wreckage, hauled for scrap...and to wrap hunting blinds.

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