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Be aware that potassium chloride pellets are generally more expensive and not as easy to find as salt pellets. If switching from salt to potassium chloride pellets, it may be necessary to increase salt dosage program settings on the valve by 10% to ensure proper regeneration of the resin. Contact your local WaterTech dealer for assistance.

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Yes, using salted water has ruined my soil over time. It will eventually lose its friability and the plants will require daily watering, just to overcome the salt load in the soil. it takes years of rainwater to restore the salt balance.(or complete soil removal). I have now put in a pre-softener garden water supply with good success.

Hello Ahmad, we recommend salt pellets over crystals. Crystals are more soluble than pellets and therefore the crystals may dissolve too quickly to be effective. This is especially important when the water hardness level is very high.

My understanding of the salt or potassium is regenerating the zeolite beads in the softener. Beads are a positive ion and calcium/magnesium is a negative ion. After so much hard water running through zeolite it is time to flush them back with salt to a positive ion charge.

We have a water softener system in our home which has salt pellets. We also have osmosis systems in our kitchens. My question is this. Does any of the salt used in the softening system, get into our drinking water?

Hi we want to switch from potassium to salt to reduce expenses. We have a culligan system. Can we just start using salt, with no issues. Also how can I tell I my system bypasses outdoor faucets.Thanks

Yes, you can switch from potassium to salt at anytime. For the faucet question, we recommend checking to see if the indoor faucets and outdoor spigots have the same hardness. You can buy water test strips at Home Depot. If the water on the outer spigots has high hardness, then they were bypassed.

I have Whirlpool water softener and want to switch from potassium to salt also. When you say you can switch anytime does that mean even if there is still some KCl in the water softener you can just add salt and just change the water softener setting from potassium to salt?Thanks.

Does potassium chloride extend the life of a water heater compared to the use of sodium chloride? Our water heaters seems to have very limited lives and our plumber said the salt from the water softener shortened the life of the water heater.

Hi,I have 2 questions:1) We have well water and septic system and need our water softened. I was told that the only option is a water softener since we have a well. I had hoped to get a salt-free system. Does this make sense?

I just had a Water Softener installed in the house and the installer was very clear saying that I should use Rock Salt only in their system. When I go to stores near me I only see Crystals and pellets. When I called them they said as long as its a blue bag its ok so I assume crystals are ok. I am confused reading this page saying the rock salt and crystals are no good compared to pellets. Is this guy lying to me to cause more maintenance work he can do or can it be true that pellets should not be used?

HI Sue, we recommend you dump out the pool salt and replace with (Morten or whatever brand you choose) softening salt. Here are directions on how to clean your brine tank prior to adding new salt: -to-clean-a-water-softener-brine-tank/

Hi Kathy: Because Potassium dichromate is generally created by the reaction of potassium chloride on sodium dichromate, and because your husband is allergic to Potassium dichromate, I think a salt-free conditioner might be your best option. WaterTech offers a salt-free alternative in the SaltFreeMAX -water-conditioner/

Hey, I am planning to change from rock salt to evaporated salt , any rough estimate of reduction in salt usage (kg) per year ? need to convince my spouse that it is useful apart from the fact that I got to do less cleaning

Do you recommend the use of such a product to extend the life of the resin? He said to pour 3 oz down the brine well (as opposed to spreading it over the top of the salt) four times a year. The rinse cycle should clear all of this (and anything else) out safely before it gets distributed throughout the house after a regeneration, right?

It's OK: We all make mistakes. But you know what's less OK? Not learning from them. Welcome to Effed It Up, a semi-regular column where you, the Basically reader, write us with stories of your...less-than-proud kitchen moments, and we try to figure out how to, you know, not do that again. Got a burning question or a shameful story to share? Hit us up at Up this week: How much salt should you actually be putting in your pasta water?

Keep in mind that while being liberal with salt is good, it's totally possible to OVER-salt pasta water. It happens to me on occasion, usually when I forget that I'm also going to add other salty ingredients to the pasta, like anchovies, Parmesan, or bacon, in which case I'll back off on how generously salting my pasta water. It also happens when I forgetfully let the water in the pot boil off and reduce, which concentrates the saltiness. If you have the pasta water going for a long time, periodically top it off with additional water to keep the salt from concentrating.

Didn't think there was all that much to say about salting your pasta water? I didn't either, until I really thought about all the hows and whys. But making small, easy, incremental adjustments to how you season food will definitely make you a better cook. I promise your food will taste better. And that's as good a reason as any.

The current public health recommendations are to reduce salt intake from 9 to 12 g/d to 5 to 6 g/d. However, these values are based on what is feasible rather than the maximum effect of salt reduction. In a meta-analysis of longer-term trials, we looked at the dose response between salt reduction and fall in blood pressure and compared this with 2 well-controlled studies of 3 different salt intakes. All 3 studies demonstrated a consistent dose response to salt reduction within the range of 12 to 3 g/d. A reduction of 3 g/d predicts a fall in blood pressure of 3.6 to 5.6/1.9 to 3.2 mm Hg (systolic/diastolic) in hypertensives and 1.8 to 3.5/0.8 to 1.8 mm Hg in normotensives. The effect would be doubled with a 6 g/d reduction and tripled with a 9 g/d reduction. A conservative estimate indicates that a reduction of 3 g/d would reduce strokes by 13% and ischemic heart disease (IHD) by 10%. The effects would be almost doubled with a 6 g/d reduction and tripled with a 9 g/d reduction. Reducing salt intake by 9 g/d (eg, from 12 to 3 g/d) would reduce strokes by approximately one third and IHD by one quarter, and this would prevent approximately 20 500 stroke deaths and 31 400 IHD deaths a year in the United Kingdom. The current recommendations to reduce salt intake from 9 to 12 g/d to 5 to 6 g/d will have a major effect on blood pressure and cardiovascular disease but are not ideal. A further reduction to 3 g/d will have a much greater effect and should now become the long-term target for population salt intake worldwide.

No one likes to clean their dishes and notice that their sink is clogged. Oftentimes we discard every food leftover on our plates into a garbage disposal. As the food collects inside the garbage disposal, grime and grease can build up from the fats in your foods. Food and fat buildup on the walls of your pipes and garbage disposal create a clog. Every food item should not be discarded into your garbage disposal. You should also consider that maintenance on your garbage disposal is a necessity. Why should I put salt down my sink drain? Salt alone is not the solution. A mixture of salt, baking soda, vinegar, and hot water is key.

Why should I put salt down my sink drain? If you ever want to get ahead with your cleaning. You should complete these steps before going to bed. It is amazing how your initial setup can work overnight while you sleep. Doing this before bed, allows the solution to work overnight and complete the task of pipe and clog cleaning.

By doing this the salt can begin to flow through the pipes and break down all grease. Salt can emulsify fats, which allows the vinegar and hot water to then flush all of the broken down grease fats through the pipes more easily.

Just remember that there are many home remedies such as why should I put salt down my sink drain, suggested for unclogging pipes. Fortunately for the homeowner, these options are very easily attainable and easy to use. Keeping things environmentally friendly when it comes to your pipes should be the most important consideration here. So, using items like salt, baking soda, vinegar, water, and other items is important to consider.

Dealing with plumbing is not always easy. Just because ads or promotions recommend some household remedies such as why should I put salt down my sink drain, does not always mean that they are effective. It is important to consult a professional licensed master plumber to inspect your plumbing. This allows you to see if there are greater issues in your plumbing and not just a simple drain clog. The master plumber can run their drain snake through your pipes for instant success in removing any clogs.

Calling on your local plumbing service and home inspection company allows you to find a solution to your clogged water lines. Adding household chemicals such as salt, baking soda, vinegar might seem easy to do. However, it might not be the solution. Call on your local professionals. Your home inspection team can recommend a quality plumbing service company to come out and unclog the water lines as needed. Call on Heartland Inspections services in greater Minneapolis St. Paul and surrounding areas for your plumbing needs and home inspections.

In most people, the kidneys have trouble keeping up with excess sodium in the blood. As sodium accumulates, the body holds onto water to dilute the sodium. This increases both the amount of fluid surrounding cells and the volume of blood in the bloodstream. Increased blood volume means more work for the heart and more pressure on blood vessels. Over time, the extra work and pressure can stiffen blood vessels, leading to high blood pressure, heart attack, and stroke. It can also lead to heart failure. There is some evidence that too much salt can damage the heart, aorta, and kidneys without increasing blood pressure, and that it may be bad for bones, too. Learn more about the health risks and disease related to salt and sodium: 041b061a72


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