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How much soda crystals?

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megansmummy
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How much soda crystals?

Postby megansmummy » Tue Sep 14, 2010 8:02 pm

We have hard water and i use a full dose of powder but my nappies do get a wee bit crunchy and so i tumble them to soften them up (blast them for 10 mins with a dam wet wipe after they have line dried)...

So i thought i might try soda crystals...got some coming from sainsburys on thursday but how much do i put in and where abouts do i put it? in the same compartment as the washing powder (with the powder?) :oops:

Thanks!

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Re: How much soda crystals?

Postby Caroline » Tue Sep 14, 2010 8:17 pm

We have hard water too. I put a cup full staright in the drum (ie where the clothes go).

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Re: How much soda crystals?

Postby megansmummy » Tue Sep 14, 2010 8:18 pm

Caroline wrote:We have hard water too. I put a cup full staright in the drum (ie where the clothes go).


ok fab so i put them in the drum with the nappies? how much is a 'cup' and also will it be ok to use with wraps aswell?

ETA, do you use them every wash or just every now and then?

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Re: How much soda crystals?

Postby *tinkerbellarella* » Tue Sep 14, 2010 8:20 pm

i've only ever used a spoon of that stuff in my drawer. stupid question, but how do u know if u have hard or soft water?

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Re: How much soda crystals?

Postby JenKyleKaitlinRoo » Tue Sep 14, 2010 8:30 pm

I go by the kettle test! If your kettle has build up of limescale you have hard water. If you have it for years with nothing in it you have soft :giggle:

http://www.google.co.uk/imgres?imgurl=h ... CDcQ9QEwAw

We have soft water and I use 1 formula scoops worth with the same in bio powder.

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Re: How much soda crystals?

Postby *tinkerbellarella* » Tue Sep 14, 2010 8:31 pm

ah i have soft water then. never had limescale in my kettle!

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Re: How much soda crystals?

Postby megansmummy » Tue Sep 14, 2010 8:36 pm

Ours is terrible, i have to de-scale the kettled, tap ends, shower head etc...

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Re: How much soda crystals?

Postby *tinkerbellarella* » Tue Sep 14, 2010 8:37 pm

:shock: seriously?! that's mental. in the 5 years since my house was renovated i only had to clean the showerhead once. coz red clay got in the waterworks at the time.

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Re: How much soda crystals?

Postby Caroline » Tue Sep 14, 2010 8:39 pm

megansmummy wrote:Ours is terrible, i have to de-scale the kettled, tap ends, shower head etc...


Lime scale on the shower screen and draining board drive me mad!!! :x

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