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> From: George Slusarczuk <yurko at warwick_net>
> Date: Sun, 24 Feb 2002 15:59:40 +0000
> Hello Chrys,
> KH (from the German "Karbonathärte"-- "carbonate hardness") IS
> the alkalinity/buffering capacity of the water. It has nothing to do
> with water hardness! It is measured either in "ppm" or the old
> German "degrees", 1 "degree" = 17.8 ppm.
> "Total Hardness" (TH), often abbreviated "GH" (from the German
> Gesamthärte), measures the calcium/magnesium content of water.
> It is also expressed either in ppm or "degrees". Same conversion
Thank you!! You just cleared up a whole assortment of confusions