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Old 06-05-2009, 05:29 PM   #41
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Scotch, it'd still be a good idea to check the pH of what is coming out of your faucet. Our water department reports that the pH is 7.4 consistently, but what comes out of my faucets is 6.0. That may be attributable to old pipes, or who knows what else. But what they are reporting is not a reality in our house.

Alexk, I'll have to check out Alton Brown's water report. Thanks for the suggestion.
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Old 06-05-2009, 06:46 PM   #42
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Scotch, it'd still be a good idea to check the pH of what is coming out of your faucet. Our water department reports that the pH is 7.4 consistently, but what comes out of my faucets is 6.0. That may be attributable to old pipes, or who knows what else. But what they are reporting is not a reality in our house.

Alexk, I'll have to check out Alton Brown's water report. Thanks for the suggestion.
How do you check it? No one around here has a swimming pool!
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Old 06-05-2009, 07:19 PM   #43
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No pool supplies?

pH Test Strips
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Old 06-05-2009, 07:23 PM   #44
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Not worth spending $20 for one test.
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Old 06-05-2009, 07:27 PM   #45
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Thanks luckofthedraw your post was fantastic - i found it really helpful and glad i now learned something new about water (especially about the Ph levels).

However, yes $20 is a bit pricy for just a one-time test... and i checked my tap water supplier (thames water) and couldn't find any information about it.
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Old 06-06-2009, 10:56 AM   #46
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I don't know if a local swimming pool supply would have any cheaper. I use chemicals and not test strips but, it would give you a base line to start with. At least you would know if you have to be concerned.
I've never tested my house water and have lived or stayed in many different locations around the world.(of course in more underdeveloped countries I take bottled) Some people are more susceptible to things like that I guess. Most of the cities I have lived in have a good filtration system and haven't had a problem
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Old 07-29-2009, 07:14 AM   #47
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  • Water serves as a lubricant
  • Water forms the base for saliva
  • Water forms the fluids that surround the joints.
  • Water regulates the body temperature, as the cooling and heating is distributed through perspiration.
  • Water helps to alleviate constipation by moving food through the intestinal tract and thereby eliminating waste- the best detox agent.
  • Regulates metabolism
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Old 07-29-2009, 12:45 PM   #48
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$20 for one test? I found lots of test strip for less by doing a google just now. 15 feet of test paper for $20, for example.
ph test strips drinking water - Google Search
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Old 07-29-2009, 12:49 PM   #49
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It is not one test in those kits. The generally come with like 30 or more test strips.
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Old 07-30-2009, 09:56 AM   #50
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don't be put off by the negative side - water is the source of life - drink atleast 1.5 litres a day and you're bound to notice a difference, not just to your skin but your wellbeing in general will benefit - look what happens to a plant that is not getting enough water - the leaves start to shrivel up.

I'm going to take my own advice and have a big gulp of tap water right now x
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