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I have a new steam iron. I cannot uwe tab water because my house water is softned. What kind of water should i use?

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Any distilled water will do even if its bottled distilled water (even boiled water will do after its cooled down to avoid damaging the steam iron)

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you live in england

so... take a calgon tab
and make up some boiling water

add the boiling water to fill the iron half way
now make up a paste with the calgon tab {a bit of like 1/8th}

add this paste to the water chanel of the iron
and then using a fresh boiling water
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to fill the iron
let it sit for two mins
then exercise the valves for steam and water
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let it sit a further 2 mins
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you can also leave the botton of the iron in a small tray of a calgon tab

this disolves all the lime scale and will bring perhaps
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after a good rinse thru reuse this treatment every few months

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no lime ...

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Second best is clean rain water.
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You can buy 'bulk' distilled water for ironing from most supermarket and departmental stores. You can also use pure distilled water for car battery topping but auto shop tend to charge a premium for it!
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