THANKS, we did need to replace some lines & valves. We have flushed the water heater a # of times by filling kids pools, so that isn’t too bad. BUT, we do for sure need a softner. The Health Dept. had told us 196 was very good…..that lady didn’t know what she was saying. We investigated it more & have many signs of hard water. We spoke with the local sanitarian & he checked it again & said we had calcium & lime. Here we go for a softner .