What should my water softener hardness be set at?
Likewise, what hardness should my water softener be?
7 grains per gallon
Also, how do you adjust the hardness on a water softener? Press the UP or DOWN buttons to set your water hardness number. NOTE: If your water supply contains iron, compensate for it by adding to the water hardness number. For example, assume your water is 20 gpg hard and contains 2 ppm iron. Add 5 to the hardness number for each 1 ppm or iron.
Secondly, what does the hardness number on a water softener mean?
11-04-2009, 04:18 PM. Re: How to adjust water softener hardness. The hardness setting is a number that is determined by the "grains" of hardness in your water and the iron content. You cannot set how hard or soft you want the water. It is either hard or soft--no adjustment for in between.
Is it OK to drink softened water?
However, there has been no official verdict to state that drinking softened water is a problem and softened water is considered safe to drink. Areas with especially hard water will require more salt to soften the water, and therefore the softened water contains higher sodium levels.