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Old 07-30-2010, 12:19 PM   #11
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I've been using water softener salt.

a 50 pound bag is about $4. Yes you have to dissolve it but that really doesn't take long.
I'd be concerned about corroding the sensors in the tank, not that they work reliably though.
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Old 07-30-2010, 01:59 PM   #12
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It's hard to think of anything more corrosive than urine.
I doubt that adding salt to the mix will make much difference.
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Old 07-31-2010, 09:10 AM   #13
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My question is: Exactly what is the salt supposed to accomplish ?? That is not the same as Calgon. It is my understanding that water softener salt is only used to regenerate the resin in a water softener system.......salt by itself does not soften water. Like Charlie, I would be concerned about the salt corroding the sensors. KyDan brings up a good point about urine being salty, but not to the concentration of putting straight salt into the tank.
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Old 07-31-2010, 09:39 AM   #14
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Ditto. Salt does not make water soft. It just makes it salty.
A soft water system uses salt water to extract calcium and other mineral from hard water (regeneration). You can't get soft water just by adding salt.
Calgon is the only way to go if you want soft water in your RV
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Old 07-31-2010, 10:48 AM   #15
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I just bought a case of Calgon fro " Buy The Case.com ". Hope this helps Jeff Carey
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Old 07-31-2010, 01:31 PM   #16
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I just bought a case of Calgon fro " Buy The Case.com ". Hope this helps Jeff Carey
Actually, it's .net not .com.

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Old 07-31-2010, 07:58 PM   #17
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I've been using water softener salt.

a 50 pound bag is about $4. Yes you have to dissolve it but that really doesn't take long.
Not Salt! OMG totally not good.

Water softener is not salty. Its a liquid that makes water "slippery"

You can not drink water treated with Calgon. It is normally ONLY used for pre-treating hard water to wash clothes.

It may very well be toxic to drink as it binds the minerals in the water into suspension.

SALT is only used in water softener systems to back flush the resin column tank. IT does not soften the water in a softener system; the resin column does. Salt is used to maintain that system.

I highly recommend you stop using any kind of salt in your tanks.
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Old 08-04-2010, 09:58 PM   #18
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I looked all over as well, finally found it at Wall-mart in the "bath soap" aisle. I actually had to "ask" one of the customer service people to help me. It isn't in the box like it use to be.. It is in a round cylinder container now.. Good luck with the search!
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Old 08-04-2010, 10:05 PM   #19
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water softener salt - do you mean the same stuff I dump in my water treatment barrels in my basement???
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I can only find the liquid. Does anyone know what the liquid equivalent to the powder would be?
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