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Old 03-25-2009, 10:01 PM   #24
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Re: BEST TIP for hard water

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Originally Posted by 2under2 View Post
for those saying salt will corrode the machine, isn't the salt in calgon going to do the same thing? so i don't think using this is any different?? but again it is still working nicely for me, and that how stuff works article was great!
Calgon's powdered sodium hexametaphosphate (amorphous sodium polyphospate), which in water would complex with ambient calcium ion and certain other cations, preventing formation of unwanted salts and interference by those cations with the actions of soap or other detergents. : wikipedia

It's a salt stripper.
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