Paul:…A Ph of 5.8 is a little on the acid side, but really quite acceptable for all your needs. There are a number of buffering agents that are used to raise the Ph, most of these devices use Calcite crystals (Calcium Carbonate) but are a little awkward because of the constant adjustments required to keep it on track. If you provide me with a mailing address, I will send you some interesting and informative material on the subject of internal corrosion of copper piping and the pin hole leaks that are sure to follow. It also deals with the leaching of copper from the piping into the potable water supply. You may find the web site below of some interest as well…Lots of luck….Bud..: The water from my well has the pH value 5.8. I have heard that this will corrode the water pipes in the house. How can I increase the pH value of the water to pH 7 ? Thanks Paul
The pH is very low, because the pH scale is logarithmic. Here the acceptable standard for water is 6.5 to 8.5. A simple acid neutralizer filled with crushed limestone will work if it is sized correctly. For 2-3 people a tank holding about 1.5 cubic feet will work well. For 4-6 people a tank holding 2.5 cubic feet will work. If more people live in the house, you could use soda ash injection with a static mixer at the storage tank followed by a retention tank.
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