- Drats! I should move to NJ! The water here has so much chlorine in it that we can t even drink it let alone marble with it! Distilled water can really becomeMessage 1 of 2 , Sep 10, 2001View SourceDrats!
I should move to NJ! The water here has so much chlorine in it that we can't
even drink it let alone marble with it! Distilled water can really become
> My most interesting revelation came when trying to reproduce a 16th century
> pattern for a book restoration once. The pattern looked deceptively simple,
> but I just couldn't get the shapes of the droplet right. Then I gave up in
> exasperation and couldn't even face the marbling room to clean up....went
> back to it the next AM on a spoiled dirty size....and was so annoyed I
> didn't even skim thoroughly....and lo and behold...the pattern was perfect.
> That was the secret of the old time marblers....just use it until it was
> almost useless......why throw out rotten size if it would still work even a
> Another bit of fun came one hot summer when unbeknownst to me, some of my
> paints went moldy (this will only happen if they have been mixed with
> gall).......I got some very interesting shell type textures. tried for the
> rest of that summer to make the paints mold agin but they refused!
> And...I have never needed to add salt, and have never used distilled water
> except for in the paints. The less distilled water I have to lug around,
> the better.
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- Milena....my water is so hard we have to scrape the lime off the toilets, faucets and anything else it touches all the time.....water heaters become uselessMessage 2 of 2 , Sep 10, 2001View SourceMilena....my water is so hard we have to scrape the lime off the toilets,
faucets and anything else it touches all the time.....water heaters become
useless FAST....I had a water softener once....it lasted ONE DAY! it really
fouled up the marbling. Luckily I was able to sell it to a friend that was
in the midst of building a house.
This water is so hard one could probably live off the minerals in it!
Surely I will never get osteoporosis! Guess we make do with what we have. I
like the good old well water here......before I moved to the "big
house"...the converted barn, I didn't have enough room and rented a studio
in the closest town. The chlorine drove me mad for several weeks, then I
got used to it, it seemed to weaken the size, so I used more powder. Always