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Old 01-06-2012, 01:35 PM   #1
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Just got the results for Emmaus,Pa public water back yesterday.

pH 7.9
Total Dissolved Solids (TDS) Est, ppm 250
Electrical Conductivity, mmho/cm 0.42
Cations / Anions, me/L 4.3 / 4.3
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Sodium, Na 18
Potassium, K 3
Calcium, Ca 35
Magnesium, Mg 20
Total Hardness, CaCO3 171
Nitrate, NO3-N 2.4 (SAFE)
Sulfate, SO4-S 6
Chloride, Cl 35
Carbonate, CO3 < 1
Bicarbonate, HCO3 172
Total Alkalinity, CaCO3 141

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Old 01-06-2012, 03:00 PM   #2
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A bit hard and a bit alkaline but pretty nominal.

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Old 01-06-2012, 03:51 PM   #3
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How much did the test cost? Isn't it like $16 (test #6 if I remember correctly). I think I'm going to send in for a sample myself. Curious as to how you sent your sample in.

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How much did the test cost? Isn't it like $16 (test #6 if I remember correctly). I think I'm going to send in for a sample myself. Curious as to how you sent your sample in.

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Think it was $16.50. Sent in a deerpark 16oz watter bottle. small box UPS
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So is the s04-s my s04 number or does it need to be converted in someway to put in a water chart?

I think I mutiply it by 3

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SO4-S needs to be multiplied by 3 to get the correct Sulfate value you're looking for.

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SO4-S needs to be multiplied by 3 to get the correct Sulfate value you're looking for.
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Magnesium is just a bit high, but not excessive.

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So is the s04-s my s04 number or does it need to be converted in someway to put in a water chart?
I think I mutiply it by 3
The number is the milligrams of sulfur in the sulfate in a liter of the water. To get the sulfate weight you must account for the four oxygens. For each 32 mg of sulfur there are 64 mg of oxygen so that a sulfate ion weighs (32 + 64)/32 = 3 times as much as the sulfur and it is necessary to multiply by 3.

In some spreadsheets there is a box you tic if you want to enter "as sulfur" (same for nitrate and nitrite "as nitrogen").
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Magnesium is just a bit high, but not excessive.
Ya the magnesium being a bit high kind of screws up the additions a bit for many profiles except Burton profile that one is pretty close.
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