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Londonlisa2001 wrote:
31 Jul 2022 20:45
waynekerr55 wrote:
31 Jul 2022 20:16


Do they come with water softners?
Don’t think so.
Yeah, I’m talking nonsense. Yes, they do if you get the 4 in 1 (filtered as well as boiling). That’s what that filter thing does isn’t it… The 3 in 1 or stand alone boiling taps don’t.

So mine does filtered water (cold) as well as boiling. To be honest I use the boiling and have cold water from the normal tap! Only because I haven’t got into the habit of using the filtered bit.



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When did taps get so complicated? :lol:
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exiledclaseboy wrote:
01 Aug 2022 19:54
When did taps get so complicated? :lol:
Not long after dishwashers and children's car seats :D

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All this technology but you'll never beat the good old Penlan tap ❤️
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Londonlisa2001 wrote:
30 Jul 2022 17:46
To whoever is moderating this site, I don’t appreciate a thread being locked when the final posts are someone telling me I should go and do housework because I am female. Seriously. Sort it out. There is no need to moderate stuff where a poster is being a a bigot. Leave it there for everyone to see and make their own judgement. For years now that poster has got away with having posts removed and then claiming he hasn’t made them.

Leave it there for posterity unless someone complains.
I am sorry for that comment. I did not expect the thread to end at that time, but I should not have said that even in banter.

Stay well Lisa.

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Londonlisa2001 wrote:
31 Jul 2022 14:31
Niigata Jack wrote:
31 Jul 2022 11:19


A boiling tap how posh is that, which one have you got the ZIp Hydro chilled and boiling water unit or Quooker etc?
Some sort of Franke 4 in 1 that does boiling and filtered water. To be honest, I had it as part of the kitchen when that was done last year and I don’t think it was more expensive than having a normal tap, or only a few quid more.
It’s good actually - obviously for a cup of coffee or tea, but actually more for stuff like filling a pan for pasta or stock etc. We have such hard water here that using a kettle to do it used to mean a mouthful of limescale half the time. And it’s cheaper than a kettle by quite some way in terms of energy use.

Worth having if you’re having your kitchen done. Probably expensive to retrofit if you’re not.
Lisa, I live in Bromley and like you in our part of London our water is hard. We used to get loads of limescale build up in the kettle and scum on our tea. I also suffer from eczema.

About 5 years ago I had a softener system installed. Just a box the size of a desktop pc under the stairs. No power needed, just put a couple of salt blocks in it every few weeks.

I find it fantastic. No limescale (even dissolves existing deposits) so imagine how much better it is for your washing machine and pipework/boiler.

The only downside is that as the softened water is every so slightly saline (not that you can detect it by taste) it's not good for your plants inside or out. The installer should offer to put a bypass tap in so that you can easily switch back to hard water for watering purposes.

Showering in soft water has dramatically improved my eczema (and believe me, I've had all sorts of treatments for the condition). We don't have to spray our bathroom tiles or shower screen to keep the scum away.

We used a local firm in West Wickham but I think Harvey's are a national one and they were a similar price to the place we used.

Cost me about £1k to get it installed and the salt costs about £100 per year delivered.

I can't recommend more highly.
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legoman wrote:
06 Aug 2022 10:56
Londonlisa2001 wrote:
31 Jul 2022 14:31


Some sort of Franke 4 in 1 that does boiling and filtered water. To be honest, I had it as part of the kitchen when that was done last year and I don’t think it was more expensive than having a normal tap, or only a few quid more.
It’s good actually - obviously for a cup of coffee or tea, but actually more for stuff like filling a pan for pasta or stock etc. We have such hard water here that using a kettle to do it used to mean a mouthful of limescale half the time. And it’s cheaper than a kettle by quite some way in terms of energy use.

Worth having if you’re having your kitchen done. Probably expensive to retrofit if you’re not.
Lisa, I live in Bromley and like you in our part of London our water is hard. We used to get loads of limescale build up in the kettle and scum on our tea. I also suffer from eczema.

About 5 years ago I had a softener system installed. Just a box the size of a desktop pc under the stairs. No power needed, just put a couple of salt blocks in it every few weeks.

I find it fantastic. No limescale (even dissolves existing deposits) so imagine how much better it is for your washing machine and pipework/boiler.

The only downside is that as the softened water is every so slightly saline (not that you can detect it by taste) it's not good for your plants inside or out. The installer should offer to put a bypass tap in so that you can easily switch back to hard water for watering purposes.

Showering in soft water has dramatically improved my eczema (and believe me, I've had all sorts of treatments for the condition). We don't have to spray our bathroom tiles or shower screen to keep the scum away.

We used a local firm in West Wickham but I think Harvey's are a national one and they were a similar price to the place we used.

Cost me about £1k to get it installed and the salt costs about £100 per year delivered.

I can't recommend more highly.
That's a first on here , a post that uses the word scum twice that wasn't about Cardiff city or the Tories
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Best_loser wrote:
06 Aug 2022 13:03
legoman wrote:
06 Aug 2022 10:56


Lisa, I live in Bromley and like you in our part of London our water is hard. We used to get loads of limescale build up in the kettle and scum on our tea. I also suffer from eczema.

About 5 years ago I had a softener system installed. Just a box the size of a desktop pc under the stairs. No power needed, just put a couple of salt blocks in it every few weeks.

I find it fantastic. No limescale (even dissolves existing deposits) so imagine how much better it is for your washing machine and pipework/boiler.

The only downside is that as the softened water is every so slightly saline (not that you can detect it by taste) it's not good for your plants inside or out. The installer should offer to put a bypass tap in so that you can easily switch back to hard water for watering purposes.

Showering in soft water has dramatically improved my eczema (and believe me, I've had all sorts of treatments for the condition). We don't have to spray our bathroom tiles or shower screen to keep the scum away.

We used a local firm in West Wickham but I think Harvey's are a national one and they were a similar price to the place we used.

Cost me about £1k to get it installed and the salt costs about £100 per year delivered.

I can't recommend more highly.
That's a first on here , a post that uses the word scum twice that wasn't about Cardiff city or the Tories
You know what, I was thinking exactly the same thing as I was typing it out!
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