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doug_m
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Posted Fri Jul 13, 2007, 8:29am
Subject: Rancilio water softener for Silvia
 

I am finally going to buy a silvia soon.
Is it a good idea to buy the watersoftener?
My tap - brita water is fairly hard but i will try to use bottled water as much as possible.
I will descale regularly.

Thank you to all for all the great info over the last 5 years.
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Posted Fri Jul 13, 2007, 8:35am
Subject: Re: Rancilio water softener for Silvia
 

Hi Doug,

Welcome to the Coffeegeek forums! {:-D

Our Toronto tap water is moderately hard @ 9.5 grains per gallon or 133 mg/L, ppm total hardness. I'm not sure how much is removed by the Brita, but I'd get it as it's a good idea in the case.

Here's the Toronto Lake Ontario Water Mineral Analysis chart/s: Click Here (ca.pg.photos.yahoo.com)

 
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