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Magnets attract ferrous materials...

Posted by Jim -ATS on May 10th, 2000 12:35 AM
In reply to CAPITAL R I P O F F by bc on May 9th, 2000 05:21 PM [Go to top of thread]

Calcium and Magnesium are NOT ferrous, therefore, a Magnet is going to completely ignore them. However, a magnet could conceivably attract the ferrous oxide out of the water (rust) if that's any help.

Go for the ion exchange water softener. There is a post from a few weeks ago about how they work. I believe I called it Water Softeners 101.

Good luck!

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