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RE: Speaking of presents

Not at all, Donna.  Here in Ohio and back in Indiana, that was a common
practice to leave certain plumbing (especially going to the outside) out of
the water softener.  I'm surprised your plumber gave you problems, but it
takes all kinds.  Even when mother's neighborhood finally got city water,
most of them were allowed to keep their wells active for outside watering.
Dad used that to his best advantage in his garden.  (Oh the things that man
could produce from clay was amazing.  Of course, he had been raised as a
farmer and he always had enough for the family, the critters and any passing
neighbors that might admire his garden produce.  I'm sorry I didn't pay more
attention to what he was doing out there when I was a child.)

Bonnie (SW OH - zone 5)

-----Original Message-----
From: owner-gardenchat@hort.net [mailto:owner-gardenchat@hort.net] On Behalf
Of Donna 
Sent: Sunday, December 28, 2003 8:34 PM
To: gardenchat@hort.net
Subject: RE: [CHAT] Speaking of presents

Yep, hard water here. It is well water, but processed thru our village. 

When we built this house, me and the plumber went round and round about
how I wanted the outside water not to go thru the water softener, except
one in the garage for washing cars and an extra faucet above the water
softener in the basement so I could get water for plants in the
winter... oh yeah, he thought I was a nut case! (probably right)


> White crusty stuff sounds like hard water...is yours?
> Bonnie Zone 6+ ETN
> >
> > You must have better water than I do... I can see white crusty stuff
> > showing up....
> >
> > Donna

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