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Strangely excited about having water softener fitted next week

(22 Posts)
ggirl Thu 17-Dec-15 17:47:39

regale me with how wonderful my life will be now

Floggingmolly Thu 17-Dec-15 17:53:33

How does it work?

ggirl Thu 17-Dec-15 17:57:10

oh now you're asking me to be technical
something about resin and machine and salt taking away the calcium in the water

hOnestly I have looked into the benefits and different types

worth a google if you're interested

I'm getting a harvey water softener

Floggingmolly Thu 17-Dec-15 18:00:21

grin. I didn't mean the full sciencey bit... Just; it's attached to the water supply? Sounds like something I need (London crappy water).

ggirl Thu 17-Dec-15 18:04:22

oh sorry
its attached to the pipes that come off your stop cock

ggirl Thu 17-Dec-15 18:05:40


ftm123 Thu 17-Dec-15 18:05:41

can you drink the softened water?

firewithfire Thu 17-Dec-15 18:05:49

Heh heh cock.

I would like a water softener. Did you get other work done at the same time? How much did you pay?

ftm123 Thu 17-Dec-15 18:06:25

and yes, not having to forever clean limescale does sound exciting

ggirl Thu 17-Dec-15 18:12:45

haven't had it fitted yet
will take a morning I was told

not cheap

whole deal ..£1400

we are renting it for 3 months then paying full price with reduction of 1st 3 months rent so not so painful at this time of year

the overall savings on energy and cleaning etc are worth it in the long run

ggirl Thu 17-Dec-15 18:13:51

yes you can drink the softened water

or if you're fussy can have separate tap fitted

Francescal88 Thu 17-Dec-15 19:03:53

Oh god I'm jealous. Your hair and skin will love you for it, you'll notice a huge difference. No more limescaley kettles and that horrible scum over everything!

ggirl Thu 17-Dec-15 19:10:40

ooh francesca ...have u got one!?

Francescal88 Thu 17-Dec-15 20:22:10

My parents have - I recently moved to a flat which doesn't and I'm always going back home for a sneaky shower!

PigletJohn Thu 17-Dec-15 21:45:44

once it is flowing, put all your towels through a hot wash. You won't need powder or fabsoft. Watch them foam up as the soap and scale dissolve away and they come out soft.

Take a photo inside your WC cistern today. When you remember, do it again and be astonished.

Photograph your hair today, and do it again in a week.

DickDewy Thu 17-Dec-15 21:53:34

I hated our water softener, although the pipes undoubtedly loved it.

It has broken and I don't want to replace it as my hair and skin much prefer hard water. No more greasy film on my skin or hair that doesn't feel clean.

ggirl Fri 18-Dec-15 23:12:00

oh dickydewey..don't rain on my parade sad wink

TeaStory Fri 18-Dec-15 23:15:49

I've got one and it's brilliant. I use much less shower gel/shampoo/soap etc and my horrendous eczema has cleared up beautifully.

TeaStory Fri 18-Dec-15 23:16:33

I do have a separate non-softened tap for drinking water for me and the pets though.

I love not having limescale everywhere as well!

linspins Fri 18-Dec-15 23:53:05

Ooo, I'm excited for you. Where I live, the water is so hard it's crunchy. We are about to move house, and I'm seriously thinking of getting a water softener. Wonder if Santa will get me one if I am extra good? Very envious.

ggirl Sat 19-Dec-15 10:40:21

I've been wanting one for yrs and yrs

stayed with my brother who has soft water for 2 weeks and was completely converted

CherriBlossim Sat 19-Dec-15 16:07:30

We've had one fitted and my very fine soft hair isn't liking it at all. It's too soft. Still playing with the adjustments but thinking that perhaps fine hair needs a bit of hardness in the water.

I don't know about the rest. I come from a naturally soft water area so this is a new experience for me.

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