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Chegwin


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11/05/2009 14:15

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Just one of Chegwins toilets, he has two, has malfunctioned due to a buildup of lime scale.

He knows about the softening units that can be fitted on the feed into his property.

Where can he get one of these softening units and around how much will he pay?

And how does he rid the system of existing scale especially the clogged up bog flush tank thing??

Are there specialist or off the shelf products that he could use?

Many thanks

Chegwin



flightholiday


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11/05/2009 15:00

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Chegwin,



email info@softcleanwater.co.uk (if you had published an email address I would have emailed you off board.



Possibly the easiest self-instal can be found on http://www.softcleanwater.co.uk and put in the search box LW1.

I think our dealer in Lapta may have one in stock if not next vistor from the UK can bring one in their suitcase.



They will work at removing scale to a certain extent as long as you have it installed on running water (after your tanks). It does take some time though. Most important it does not affect the water quality and is cheap to run.



CyprusChill


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11/05/2009 15:23

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Mr Pipe is a handy contact to have. Excellent service and work carried out to high standard. Just installed a filter on my system and changed out toilet valves for better quality and with filter knock outs also, approximately 125 in total fitted. He is based just opposite the court yard restaurant.



Cyprusactive


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12/05/2009 06:41

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The problem with limescale is that it is a deposit formed from disolved solids. A filter will be of little benefit other than preventing building up blockages in washing machines/dishwashers and tap filters.

The in line magnetic filters etc are I believe as complete waste of time. Treating the whole supply with a water softeneris the best solution but not cheap.I am afraid that routine maintenance of the flapper valves in WC or fitting heavier versions ( Cyprus solutions have them on their help desk at Lambousa Market) is the best bet. Certainly I would recommend changing the standard half turn WC taps for proper ones. It is worth opening and closing all valves once a month to prevent the valve seizing, we have had more than one occassion where turning off a WC valve because of a leaking hose that the tap has sheared off, an interesting problem.

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Nick



bjrice


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12/05/2009 07:48

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hi nick, do you know how much it would cost to treat the whole water supply .



flightholiday


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12/05/2009 13:14

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Hi bjrice,



The Wrappa LW1 that was suggested is a whole house resolutiuon (not magnetic and well proven) it is designed to work on running water (normal mains supply) but in North Cyprus using stored water it would not be so effective until the water has come from the tanks and is running.



The conventional softeners are very good but are not to be used for childern under 20 months or some adults with heart conditions for drinking water. They are more expensive to run and due to the regneration process waste quite a lot of water when they clean themselves (one of the reasons we do not push them). They do save on soaps and detergents. Our suppliers Culligan have three brands the least expensive is Aquadial they cost from GBP 584 including VAT (20% off retail) - buy two and we give you 30% off.



I still suggest the Wrappa or even two working together GBP 60 including VAT



Look at http://www.softcleanwater.co.uk it will give you some ideas and has a link to Culligans site too.



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