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That is easily available in Canada !!<br><br>
Any suggestions ?<br><br>
We *MAY* be moving out of the city in the next few months.<br><br>
Will I still be able to use my Tide ? (FWIW, my parents and IL's are all on well water, with septic tanks, and they use Tide, but they aren't washing diapers)
 

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Great question. We live in town now, but are always talking about building a house in the country. I know wells around here (Illinois) usually have hard water, so a lot of people have water softeners. I know that doesn't help, but I'm curious what others have to say.<br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lurk.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lurk">:
 

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Well my Mom has hellacious well water and I used Country Save with no additives and it worked like a charm. I use 2 wash cycles, one with detergent and one without, but I do that at home too. Not sure about the availability issue though <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wink1.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="wink1">
 

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UG - when you find out, let me know....<br><br>
i am on a well with a very high manganese content. i have to use mainstream brand detergent because things like allen's naturally and bioclean make my water brown (as does bleach). all my whites and diapers look like i wash them in coffee....
 

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My IL's get that sometimes - the bleach making the water look rusty. What is that from ?<br><br>
I ended up with a load of orange diapers because we did them just after she'd done a load with bleach (we didn't add bleach to the diapers, but there must have been bleach still in the washer). YUCK !!
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">My IL's get that sometimes - the bleach making the water look rusty. What is that from ?<br><br>
I ended up with a load of orange diapers because we did them just after she'd done a load with bleach (we didn't add bleach to the diapers, but there must have been bleach still in the washer). YUCK !!</div>
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i can be from high iron, or in my case, manganese. the bleach or bleach-like additives cause the minerals to precipitate.<br><br>
they sell soemthing called 'iron out' which will turn everything white again to rescue your laundry as i have had to do many many times. look in the RIT dye area of your grocery store.
 

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We have well water and a softener and I just use cheapo detergent. Like Purex or Zehr's brand. I do get rusty spots right now but that's because my iron filter needs to be serviced. I haven't found that any particular detergent is any better. I don't use Tide because it gives me mega-suds.
 

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Okay - so when we look at this place (on Saturday - wish me luck - I want this house so bad I can taste it !), should I ask them about iron and manganese in the well ?<br><br>
It's a spring-fed well, if that matters.
 
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