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Hard Water

Hardness is made up of elements, calcium, magnesium, and other dissolved minerals. These minerals present a problem when they are present in the water supply. The cause clogging of water pipes and appliances, soap curds, and dry skin. Hardness can be removed from the water through a process known as "ion exchange".

The method of measuring hardness is in grains per gallon (gpg). A grain is 1/7000 a pound. A typical aspirin tablet contains about five (5) grains of asprin.

Water is measured in grains of hardness per gallon of water

  • 1-2.. grains is soft water
  • 2-4.. grains is moderately hard water
  • 5-7.. grains is hard water
  • 8-10 grains is very hard water
  • 10+. grains is extremely hard water

Another method of measurement is parts per million (ppm) or milligrams per liter (mg/l).

1 gpg (grain per gallon) equals 17/1 ppm or 17.1 (mg/l).

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