I thought I would post this as some of you might find it amusing.
Oh, the irony. A year later, and I left the soft water and moved to extremely hard water. I actually liked the soft water after a while and I got used to it. Never 100%, as washing my hands and showering I sometimes found the slick feeling annoying, but I just figured if I held what ever was slick under the water long enough, the soap was gone. I used virtually no laundry soap, and a bar of bath soap lasted well longer than before. Also, my dishes got clean very nicely. As did my laundry with a bare minimum of detergent or soap.
Then I moved to Alamogordo, and rediscovered hard water. And how! There is hard water, and then there is water running with mineral chunks in it. The Tularosa Basin and I assume my tap water, has 3 grams of dissolved solids in it for every liter. I use a lot of laundry soap, and now my dishes actually come out of the dish washer dirtier than when they went in. If you can believe it. All the glasses have a chalk haze on them, the utensils, too, and the plates never get clean. Places where water settle have crystals of minerals on top. Flagstaff had pleasantly hard water, not too hard, but not soft. I found it just right. This is ridiculously hard. So hard, in fact, that I find myself longing for the soft water I had just a few months ago.
Oh, the irony.
Any thoughts on how I can get the minerals and grime out or off my dishes?
Last edited by Jim_H
on Dec 07 2012 11:10 am, edited 1 time in total.
I think Monsoon season will begin around June 20, plus or minus 5 days, not by the calendar according to the NWS, but when dew points rise dramatically, and it begins to rain over the Sacramento Mountains. It will start about 10 days later in Arizona.