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Old 05-18-2016, 10:14 AM   #16
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Sulfur bacteria is an anaerobic bacteria. A hydrogen peroxide treatment unit adds the oxide increasing the O2 content of your water and eliminating the sulfur bacteria. Not to mention peroxide has the added benefit of causing iron particles to clump up for easy removal.
How good are home testing kits for Coliform bacteria, etc? The private companies cost a small fortune.

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Old 05-18-2016, 04:25 PM   #17
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No home test I know of test for the sulfur producing bacteria. It doesn't harm you it just makes your water smell. Test are normally for coliform bacteria the stuff that gives a person the runs. A few post above I gave you two links to look at for the equipment you need.

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Old 06-05-2016, 01:40 PM   #18
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I looked into the 33,000 grain water softener from lowes. My concern is salt usage as my water is very hard and very irony.

The test stips said 800+ ppm hardness and 5+ ppm iron.

And this is after a whole house block charcoal filter.

Will a water softener work for me?
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Will a softener work? 50-50 chance...
But more than likely it would be a no.
The warmer the raw water the lower the chance of an softener working.
I like working with numbers that are not followed by +.. when one figures the comp hardness for a softener a 5 point spread could be the difference between it working for years or a few months.
A Good Iron filter will remove the iron and the smell and then deal with the hardness.

Insurance on the water heater rod? really? is there such a thing?
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Will a softener work? 50-50 chance...
But more than likely it would be a no.
The warmer the raw water the lower the chance of an softener working.
I like working with numbers that are not followed by +.. when one figures the comp hardness for a softener a 5 point spread could be the difference between it working for years or a few months.
A Good Iron filter will remove the iron and the smell and then deal with the hardness.

Insurance on the water heater rod? really? is there such a thing?
Our power company offers whole home electrical insurance, covers all electrical appliances for $4 a month.

Problem with iron filters they are nearly $100 each ---- the previous owner said the old softener lasted about 10 years and did a good job. So I guess a new would would work.

Also, I am not sure what you mean by warm water, my water is 40 degrees. So, it is plenty cold.

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Iron filter for 100? boy would I be jumping on that , valves normally in the 300 range and then there is the tank for another hundred or two and then the media, so if some one is doing an iron filter for 100.... they are losing money.

Now if a softener has worked in the past then I would say that it would stand a good chance at doing so again.
Rather than a single a Twin softener would be a better idea in that out going tank cleaned by incoming tank so your using clean water to clean the media and not raw water from the well.

and the 40 is close to what we have around here at 35.

If water heater rods are going for around 50.00 at the box store ,,, why do the insurance?
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Iron filter for 100? boy would I be jumping on that , valves normally in the 300 range and then there is the tank for another hundred or two and then the media, so if some one is doing an iron filter for 100.... they are losing money.

Now if a softener has worked in the past then I would say that it would stand a good chance at doing so again.
Rather than a single a Twin softener would be a better idea in that out going tank cleaned by incoming tank so you're using clean water to clean the media and not raw water from the well.

and the 40 is close to what we have around here at 35.

If water heater rods are going for around 50.00 at the box store ,,, why do the insurance?
The iron filters are $89.98 on amazon however they only last 1 month ---- I don't think i want to spend $900 a year on well water.

I just need it to not stain my shower, toilet, sink, and washer.......and be drinkable without sink filters.
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Sounds like you need to move to the city where the city is taking care of the water.

Money is going to need to be spent to correct the challenge of the water.
A number have given ideas and thoughts on the matter and it is now up to YOU to make the call on what to do, I for one am not going to make that call, it is not my place.
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Sounds like you need to move to the city where the city is taking care of the water.

Money is going to need to be spent to correct the challenge of the water.
A number have given ideas and thoughts on the matter and it is now up to YOU to make the call on what to do, I for one am not going to make that call, it is not my place.
Unfortunately the closet big city with water is about 100 miles away.

I live way back in the mountains.

It would probably be best to have a pro come and test my water or have a sample sent out so i know exactly what i need to treat. I appreciate all the help everyone has been great and I am thankful for the knowledgeable responses.
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