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Author: Mark Timmons

195 Posts

A Breakthrough Technology So Powerful It’s Changing the World!

What I am about to tell you might defy what you already think you know, but rest assured, this is not a fairy tale.  It is true and it is here and now! I am talking about the Silecte™ media which is the world’s ONLY disinfection media.  Silecte™ is quantum level sanitation.  Silecte™ KILLS BACTERIA through lysis. Bacteria ...

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Do Salt Free Water Softeners Work?

The simple and easy answer is NO, because in actuality, what many companies call “Salt-Free Water Conditioners” simply do not soften the water. By definition, a water softener is any device that reduces the hardness to below one (1) grain per gallon (gpg).  If it doesn’t do that, it’s not a water softener.  We have tested ...

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Fleck ProFlo SXT 5000 and 7000 Valves

I recently had a customer ask about the Fleck ProFlo 5000 and Fleck 7000 valves.  They wanted to purchase a ProFlo 5000 SXT Softener and a ProFlo 7000 SXT Filter.  I had to tell them that I would not recommend that.  Why? Here’s the thing: Fleck is obsoleting the 5000 and 7000 models on September 30, 2016.  It ...

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Flint, Michigan Times 2,000

Any consumer who gets their water from a public utility can ask their water provider about the drinking water quality or they can access information on the internet about the water quality. But that begs the question: Can the results be trusted?  Congress held hearing on this every issue last week where Marc Edwards, a ...

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Don’t Think That Flint, Michigan is Alone!

By now, just about everyone who has not been hiding under a rock in America has heard about the lead water problems in Flint, Michigan.  According to the World Health Organization: “…lead affects children’s brain development resulting in reduced intelligence quotient (IQ), behavioral changes such as shortening of attention span and increased antisocial behavior, and ...

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How Much Less Water Does a Permeate Pump RO Waste?

Question: “The specifications on the Aquapurion Permeate Pump RO for water consumption claim much less waste than a standard unit. In a residential application on city water at 60-70 PSI input pressure how much waste would a standard RO and how much water would a Permeate Pump RO waste? Our water is about 25-30 grains hard and ...

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Flint, Michigan Be Very Afraid!

This post is not written for everyone.  If you believe the United States Government will take care of you cradle to grave, then skip this.  It’s not for you. However, if you believe it is up to you to take responsibility for your own health, welfare and well-being, then read on. For the uninitiated, due ...

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Water for Beer Brewing

“What is the best way to treat water to brew beer?“ I get that question a lot, and while beer is 91 to 97% water, the answer is “It Depends!” It depends upon a number of factors, such as (1) where you are geographically located; (2) whether you have well or city water; (3) whether your ...

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Pulsar Charged Membrane Filtration – A Game Changer

The History of Membrane Technology Before talking about the new Pulsar Charged Membrane Filtration, it would b he helpful if we were to look at the history of membrane filtration. Membrane technology is not a new technology in itself.  Membrane technology includes reverse osmosis (RO), Nano filtration (NF), Ultrafiltration (UF), and Microfiltration (MF). Absolute rated particulate ...

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Isn’t the EPA Supposed to Protect us?

Hey, I’ve got news for you – the government will let you down!  I know that shocks people who believe that “cradle-to-grave” stuff, but they will let you down – write it down and count on it!  The latest example is the incredible case of the United States Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) who are supposed ...

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