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Old 06-13-2008, 06:53 PM - Thread Starter
 
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Hi,
I've been using Calgon water softener in my wash since I have hard water but it's very expensive. I just read somewhere that baking soda will also soften water but it didn't say how much I should use. Does anyone use baking soda to soften their water and if so how do you use it?

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Old 06-14-2008, 02:05 AM
 
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The back of the arm and hammer box says to use a cup's worth together with your detergent to boost cleaning. I tried it and it worked well. Had to rinse a little more than usually because I used to same amount of detergent I usually use, so try using less detergent than normal.

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