Posted on 15 February 2014 By Mark Timmons.
I received this question from from Joe Smith (real name). It turns out that he had a Nuvo H2o “Water Softener” already installed in his house. Of course, we told him that it doesn’t soften water because, by definition, “soft water” is water that has the calcium and magnesium hardness removed from the water to [...]
Posted on 04 February 2014 By Mark Timmons.
Well, maybe not really “dead” – it’s actually a multi-billion industry, but the clock is ticking on those 5-gallon bottles you see delivered in those big fuel-guzzling trucks by those muscle-bound delivery men. If you use 5 gallon water bottles in a water cooler, I am here to tell you that you have a 8-Track [...]
Posted on 03 February 2014 By Mark Timmons.
Traditionally, water softeners have been sized using the following formula: Step 1 – Enter the hardness in gpg (grains per gallon); Step 2 – Enter the iron in ppm (parts per million) multiplied by 4; Step 3 – Enter the manganese in ppm multiplied by 6; Step 4 – Add Steps 1-3 to get what [...]
Posted on 28 January 2014 By Mark Timmons.
I am located in Indianapolis, Indiana and we know that here in the Midwest that winters can be cold. It’s not always 65 degrees in February like it was a couple of years ago during the Super Bowl (we got real lucky on that one – I wonder how they will do in New York [...]
Posted on 25 January 2014 By Mark Timmons.
Brian wrote this: “3 years ago one of our wells on the farm ran dry in the summer months and we had a well drilled near the house to get us going again. I found a local well driller that was able to come over the next day and started drilling. He used a modern [...]
Posted on 22 January 2014 By Mark Timmons.
John L. asked the following: “We have a RV and we will be living in the full-time and traveling all over the US. Not knowing what kind of water we will be getting into, what would you suggest?” First, I have to say that as you travel from campsite-to-campsite, the water will vary dramatically, usually [...]
Posted on 21 January 2014 By Mark Timmons.
I am going to tell you about a job which may not be the worst water we have ever seen, but it is sure in the TOP 20! This is about a family in Ohio who had arsenic, sulfur, iron and methane in the water, to go along with some typical hardness. All of those [...]
Posted on 10 January 2014 By Mark Timmons.
Well, I could joke that you could start a dry cleaning company because that’s where it comes from, but it is really no joke! Just recently, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) started an investigation into the groundwater around Sandston, Virginia in Henrico County. This means that tetrachloroethylene has been found in water in that area [...]
Posted on 31 December 2013 By Mark Timmons.
THERE ISN’T ONE! In fact, the odds are,that a person will not be obese if they don’t drink pop or fruit juices (including the “diet types). Drinking clean, pure water is a major step towards eliminating obesity. According to the CDC, (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) obesity costs the US people over $150 Billion [...]
Posted on 14 December 2013 By Mark Timmons.
No, you should never get your water tested – you might find out that something in there is bad for you or you might learn how to treat it properly and who wants to do that? What are you – Crazy? Treating your water should be hit and miss proposition. What good is it to [...]