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Old 10-12-2009   #1
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alum question

hi all,

looking for info on using alum to settle water before using a water filter.

what ratio of alum to water do you use?

as always, thanks for your input.


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Old 10-12-2009   #2
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There is an excellent article by Drifter Smith -- a GC guide with worlds of experience -- on the GCPBA web page.

Grand Canyon Private Boaters Association

I've been using his supersaturated solution idea for quite a few years, and it's very effective.

Hope this helps.

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Old 10-12-2009   #3
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True, but grabbing a single jar of it from the spice isle takes up about 1 square inch, doesn't need mixing, and it doesn't take much longer to work. I just shake it in a couple times - like sprinkling salt. If the water doesn't start to clear in a half hour or so, shake in a little more. Use your calculations to figure out how many beers are remaining per person per day, not how to do your dishes. is offline   Reply With Quote
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Old 10-14-2009   #4
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hey guys,

thanks for the replies.

that GCPBA article was one that i ran across in the past but could not remember where i saw it.

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