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#1 Pam S

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Posted 17 July 2010 - 04:15 PM

My partner and I are making some of our own glazes. How much does water quality play into the outcome? City water, hard, soft distilled? Thanks.


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Posted 17 July 2010 - 04:33 PM

Most of the water problems I have heard of came from using well water which can contain
trace metals and minerals that affect the outcome.

I just use tap water ... If you are on city type water you should be fine.

This however is just an opinion that I am sure some will not agree with.<G>

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Posted 18 July 2010 - 08:10 PM

So if you are on a well, like I am, what should you do when mixing glazes?l

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Posted 19 July 2010 - 09:58 AM

Do you drink your well water?
If it is safe to drink and has no mineral smells, colors or taste
I would try using it.

Do two small test batches with regular bottled water and your well water to
see if there is any difference before you mix up a big batch.

Your well water might even produce a better result ... Who knows?

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