Jump to content
Sign in to follow this  
king

Hard water...

Recommended Posts

The water here is terrible every single day got to clean the kettle with vinegar to remove the limescale.

And waiting for water to go through a Brita filter is mind numbing.

To put the problem into perspective.

When i was 19 I went away to work. my gran said take the kettle as she was buying a new 1.

It was the type with the exposed element inside the bottom of the kettle.

It was 8yrs old and the element was spotless.

1 week boiling water in bath. (the city)

The element looked like it was full of frost the water was that hard.

Is there any filter out there to reduce as much limescale as possible..

It's bloody annoying.

 

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

1 minute ago, Ted Newgent said:

Fit a water softener system in as soon as the water pipe comes into the house

not sure of the cost implications back there

I will have a Look online now Ted. 

I didn't know you could get such a thing.

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Barcelona is a nightmare for it. Not one female or male who lives here hasn't commented about it. Leaves your skin and hair feeling horrid, dry and dead. It's so bad that it leaves the limescale in your hair! One wash in the mountain rivers and it's as fresh and clean as can be.

Water softeners are not cheap. I priced one up and it was ridiculous... I'll keep using H&S 😂

Edited by mushroom

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

When we were coursing we used to stay at the Ex wife's uncles near Lincoln quite a bit, was the same there, tea used to taste fecking disgusting.

Cheers, D.

  • Sad 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I am sure you can get some sort of in line filter that fits under the sink or somewhere between the mains coming in and the sink unit. I think you can get ones with replacement filters for around the £100 mark from places like screw fix or general plumb centres 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
17 minutes ago, Ted Newgent said:

They are weird things.the reviews are talking about using large bags of salt.

It's all new to me.the reviews are saying a big difference in water quality as quick as a few days.

In will read up more on them ted. 

  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
16 minutes ago, mushroom said:

Barcelona is a nightmare for it. Not one female or male who lives here hasn't commented about it. Leaves your skin and hair feeling horrid, dry and dead. It's so bad that it leaves the limescale in your hair! One wash in the mountain rivers and it's as fresh and clean as can be.

Water softeners are not cheap. I priced one up and it was ridiculous... I'll keep using H&S 😂

I thought this water was hard lol.

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

One for the shower, one for each sink... mounts up. When I buy a place here, I'm gonna go the whole hog. Until then.... I'll just put up.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
8 minutes ago, dytkos said:

When we were coursing we used to stay at the Ex wife's uncles near Lincoln quite a bit, was the same there, tea used to taste fecking disgusting.

Cheers, D.

100% agree horrible taste..

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
3 minutes ago, king said:

I thought this water was hard lol.

 

I kid you not, it is disgusting. Most of my mates who grew up here have had stones or family members have. If you don't clean the house regular and deep, it ends up in those missed places looking like fuucking stalactites. 

Edited by mushroom

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
9 minutes ago, trigger2 said:

I am sure you can get some sort of in line filter that fits under the sink or somewhere between the mains coming in and the sink unit. I think you can get ones with replacement filters for around the £100 mark from places like screw fix or general plumb centres 

The fridge freezer has an inline filter on it.we have been using water from that for the kettle.but the water is still very poor.

I will have a read up of them trigger..

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 minute ago, mushroom said:

I kid you not, it is disgusting. Most of my mates who grew up here have had stones or family members have. If you don't clean the house regular and deep, it ends up in those missed places looking like fuucking stalactites. 

Feck that's crazy water.

I don't blame you sorting a water system out mushroom.

Must be fecking the body up drinking all that shit. 

The water in s.wales is spot on

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.
Note: Your post will require moderator approval before it will be visible.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Loading...
Sign in to follow this  

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

×
×
  • Create New...