Thanks for the input as always gentlemen.
Part of the problem is that I had gotten so used to how things worked with my previous water. It is getting back to basics, focusing on look and feel, and not skimping on the product or water. Tweaking and figuring this stuff out is part of the fun after all.
Squire wrote:Andy I shave with both hard and soft water, different places of course, and don't find enough difference to really matter. For me it's more about matching the brush to the soap in question.
There is a tangible difference for me. I suspect that the hardness is set very low on the softener. I will need to do some research on checking the hardness and adjusting the softener as necessary. Also, at this point I only have one brush. All my nickles and dimes go to the house currently so that is not going to change any time soon.
ShadowsDad wrote:For drinking I'd bypass the softener, but you probably know that.
No worries here. The house also has a reverse osmosis filter for drinking water. I really appreciate it too because although the local water is not particularly hard without a softener, it does taste funny.