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  1. slipknot

    slipknot Active Member
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    so i bought a TDS pen the other day and i have to admit my gfs ppm is lower than my nans and the live less than 7 mile apart

    my nans ppm comes in at 260ppm
    my fish tank comes in at 86ppm
    my gfs house comes in at 34ppm

    so would i be best buying a RO filter or a DI vessel ? ill be getting the water from my gfs house
     
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  2. Damo

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    Is your gf on a water meter?

    How much water will you be using each day?
     
  3. daveyboy

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    34ppm
    I would love that
    Nearly 500ppm here:gush:
     
  4. Trev81

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    Is your TDS pen a genuine one? Those readings seems very bizarre, if you live in a moderate to high water hardness area (250ppm or thereabouts) then to find 34ppm a few miles away does seem strange. What area of the Uk are you?
     
  5. Damo

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    my tap water was 475ppm 2 years ago walked 1 min to mates house 325ppm
     
  6. Trev81

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    Thats seems fair enough both still high, but to go from 260 to 34 is extreme, she might be running in internal water softner purifier from the property feed in?
     
  7. Damo

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    Might be, his fish tank reading was low tho. Not enough info really in the first post.
     
  8. Trev81

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    Yeh fish tank one seems strange, maybe something to do with the filter media in it perhaps, I was always under the impression of if your in a hard water area then thats all your getting from the water supply, vary a bit of course but pretty steady. I'm 235/240 at home, mum n dads 5 miles away 240/245
     
  9. Damo

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    I would say its possible for the 7 miles to be soft vs hard Untitled.png
     
  10. Trev81

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    Possibly then if your on the edge, perhaps comes from a different source
     
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