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Water softener salt??
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Gyp-Wy    Posted 06-22-2003 at 13:51:40       [Reply]  [No Email]
Just read a post about "Salt Blocks" for a water softener.I use the Morton pellets. What type of "block" are they talking about? Is it by chance the same one I use for the horses?? What would be the pros and cons of block vs. pellets? Just curious, always trying to learn something new and different.

Tom A    Posted 06-22-2003 at 14:27:28       [Reply]  [No Email]
We used the plain salt blocks like for horses or cattle--not the brown mineral-added kind of blocks.

Biggest advantage was cost over special pellets. There wasn't any downside for us, but our water wasn't especially hard. I would guess that if you had really hard water you would have to extend the cycle because the blocks don't dissolve as fast since they have a lot less surface area than pellets.


Clod    Posted 06-22-2003 at 15:29:37       [Reply]  [No Email]
I will pass back by here later.I hope to learn how you get the salt out of the water when you might want a drank.Or,,If you live up by Ron/PA,,A drink.

Mudcat49    Posted 06-22-2003 at 19:55:29       [Reply]  [No Email]
The salt is not in the water you drink/wash with.
There is a timer on the water softner and at a pre-set time the softner recharges it self by back-washing the brine over it to clean it's-self out. Mine is set to backwash every other day at 2 Am when we are all asleep and not using water.

not so sure...    Posted 06-23-2003 at 05:25:08       [Reply]  [No Email]
I gotta believe there must be some salt residue in the water, otherwise there wouldn't be the health warnings that folks on salt-restricted diets and with other problems with sodium should not drink softened water.

They also say you shouln't water houseplants with it because of salt buildup.

Maybe it is just trace amounts, but there's something in there.

The other concern I always had with water softeners is the salty water from the'll kill a septic system in a big hurry.

Tom A

Tom A

Clod    Posted 06-22-2003 at 20:05:58       [Reply]  [No Email]
I think I got you,,It is kinda like it closes a tank and the soap is salt that cleans the tank/filter?Boy ,,whoda thought that!

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