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Date: 03 Dec 2006 13:12:53
From: Lloyd Parsons
Subject: HX & descaling
I know that these are supposedly a bear to descale, so how about a water
softener? Would that eliminate the need, or just extend the time
between descalings?

Or can you just say 'screw it' and try to do it the same way you do in a
single boiler machine?




 
Date: 03 Dec 2006 19:05:53
From:
Subject: Re: HX & descaling
I am a strong believer of putting good water into the machine. I have
had my Astra Gourmet for 3 years. Our city water has 7 grains of
hardness. I use the softener setup on ChrisCoffee. My gasket between
the boiler and heating element went bad the other day. When I replaced
it I was curious if I would have any scale in the boiler--absolutely no
scale!
Rob
Lloyd Parsons wrote:
> I know that these are supposedly a bear to descale, so how about a water
> softener? Would that eliminate the need, or just extend the time
> between descalings?
>
> Or can you just say 'screw it' and try to do it the same way you do in a
> single boiler machine?



  
Date: 03 Dec 2006 21:40:00
From: Lloyd Parsons
Subject: Re: HX & descaling
That's the softener I'm looking at.

> I am a strong believer of putting good water into the machine. I have
> had my Astra Gourmet for 3 years. Our city water has 7 grains of
> hardness. I use the softener setup on ChrisCoffee. My gasket between
> the boiler and heating element went bad the other day. When I replaced
> it I was curious if I would have any scale in the boiler--absolutely no
> scale!
> Rob
> Lloyd Parsons wrote:
> > I know that these are supposedly a bear to descale, so how about a water
> > softener? Would that eliminate the need, or just extend the time
> > between descalings?
> >
> > Or can you just say 'screw it' and try to do it the same way you do in a
> > single boiler machine?


 
Date: 03 Dec 2006 18:37:33
From: Cordovero
Subject: Re: HX & descaling
It's not a bear if you have a hot water spout on the machine. The Insanely
Long Water FAQ gives detailed instructions. I find it pretty simple, but I
have a hot water tap on the Giotto.

C

"Lloyd Parsons" <lloydparsons@mac.com > wrote in message
news:lloydparsons-3D2392.13125303122006@individual.net...
>I know that these are supposedly a bear to descale, so how about a water
> softener? Would that eliminate the need, or just extend the time
> between descalings?
>
> Or can you just say 'screw it' and try to do it the same way you do in a
> single boiler machine?




  
Date: 03 Dec 2006 21:40:36
From: Lloyd Parsons
Subject: Re: HX & descaling
Thanks, I'll do a google for it.

> It's not a bear if you have a hot water spout on the machine. The Insanely
> Long Water FAQ gives detailed instructions. I find it pretty simple, but I
> have a hot water tap on the Giotto.
>
> C
>
> "Lloyd Parsons" <lloydparsons@mac.com> wrote in message
> news:lloydparsons-3D2392.13125303122006@individual.net...
> >I know that these are supposedly a bear to descale, so how about a water
> > softener? Would that eliminate the need, or just extend the time
> > between descalings?
> >
> > Or can you just say 'screw it' and try to do it the same way you do in a
> > single boiler machine?