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Old 07-03-2017, 09:52 PM   #21
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We use half a cup Dawn and half a cup Borax, with 2 gallons of water. It works great after 2 years making us Happy Campers!
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Old 07-03-2017, 10:11 PM   #22
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Reading through just about all the threads here the one thing that has been common is people have all recommended powdered Calgon. In one thread someone who had been using liquid Calgon found the power on Amazon and started using that. What is the benefit of the powder?

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Back to the original question: I've used both and can't tell the difference. I do prefer the liquid, though. Don't have to dissolve the powder.
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Was looking for who still carries the powder. Found a KMART site that said it was not available for shipping and had a post asking what store actually had it. 40 oz box was $9.95. Also found it is supposed to be available at the TexArkana Albersons...
Then I ran across a site discussing washing cloth diapers. They thought Calgon was not available due to some kind of price issue. Anyway, their suggestion for replacement:
4. Use Borax. Until now, there were two options for water softening in Canada. Calgon and Borax. Iíve typically recommended that those with a water hardness under 250ppm use Borax, and those with water hardness over 250ppm use Calgon. This was simply because Calgon tends to be more effective than Borax when the water tests over 250ppm, but Borax is by no means ineffective over 250ppm. Now that Calgon is no longer available in Canada, you can use Borax for any water hardness. If youíve been using Calgon and now need to switch to Borax, youíll use the same amount of Borax as you were using with Calgon.
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Old 07-04-2017, 06:39 AM   #24
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I would worry about storing powers in an RV,,, because of the possibility that it might turn to a brick if humidity is high,,,
like dishwashing detergent can do under your kitchen sink !!!
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Was looking for who still carries the powder. Found a KMART site that said it was not available for shipping and had a post asking what store actually had it. 40 oz box was $9.95. Also found it is supposed to be available at the TexArkana Albersons...
Then I ran across a site discussing washing cloth diapers. They thought Calgon was not available due to some kind of price issue. Anyway, their suggestion for replacement:
4. Use Borax. Until now, there were two options for water softening in Canada. Calgon and Borax. Iíve typically recommended that those with a water hardness under 250ppm use Borax, and those with water hardness over 250ppm use Calgon. This was simply because Calgon tends to be more effective than Borax when the water tests over 250ppm, but Borax is by no means ineffective over 250ppm. Now that Calgon is no longer available in Canada, you can use Borax for any water hardness. If youíve been using Calgon and now need to switch to Borax, youíll use the same amount of Borax as you were using with Calgon.
Thanks SS... I was wondering how much Borax to use. When we run out of Calgon I'll make the switch.
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Old 07-11-2017, 08:46 AM   #26
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how much should I use when using liquid?
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Old 07-11-2017, 10:31 AM   #27
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I use a cap-full of calgon in each tank with a splash of liquid tide every other dump on gray tanks& every time on black
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Old 07-11-2017, 11:25 AM   #28
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Has anyone tried the Laundry pods? They dissolve quickly.
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