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Re: Too much CO2?

>Date: Sun, 14 Mar 1999 01:26:02 -0800
>From: Steve Pushak <teban at powersonic_bc.ca>
>Ron Barter measures water with 14 dKH and 21 dGH. Sometimes test kits
>aren't accurate. 

And most (all?) "KH" test kits are simply alkalinity test kits and many
things besides carbonates can increase alkalinity. Remember if the
alkalinity is not entirely from bicarbonates and carbonates, the pH/KH/CO2
tables are uselss. 

>It might be better to have the water tested by a
>laboratory and know the actual values of calcium, magnesium and

There is no direct test for carbonates, AFAIK. The lab reports are
inferences based on other factors. 

>you boil the water, do you get heavy precipitation? This is one way to
>remove carbonate hardness that is cheaper than RO. Boil the water!

Surely, you are either jesting and forgot your patented, undeciperable
"smiley"  or you are posting late at night and are dazed. Do you have any
idea of the energy costs involved in boiling enough water for typical water

George Booth, Ft. Collins, Colorado (booth at frii_com)
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