Using an Oscar 90 softener to pre-treat water before distillation (to reduce descaling frequency)

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#1: Post by boren »

I recently started using a water distiller and Third Wave Water packets. I find the results overall positive, but am concerned about the scale build up in the distiller. I can descale it more often, but would rather keep maintenance activities to the minimum. Would throwing in an Oscar 90 pouch a couple of days before distillation be a good idea to reduce scale? (And yes, I'll obviously remove the pouch before powering on the distiller).


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#2: Post by homeburrero »

That should help. It will soften and will certainly do no harm. Here's a post doing some evaluations of the Oscar pouch - Tell me about these reservoir water softeners
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