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#1 of 7 Old 05-29-2007, 01:14 PM - Thread Starter
 
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are there any alternatives to calgon out there for those of us with very hard water. vinegar isn't the best alternative with our hard water. i especially need it with the diapers! i have a front loading machine... thanks!

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Can you use baking soda?
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I thought Calgon was a body wash/soap?
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it's the other calgon
it is a water softener that helps so you don;t get detergent build up...

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I've heard that washing soda is a water softener, but I don't know how it compares to calgon in terms of price or effectiveness.

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how does calgon work better than vinegar? I've been in a place with very hard water for 2 years and I'm still learning the tricks. Most people have water softeners, but I'm in an apartment without one.

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