New water tester

Originally Posted By: mroach
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Has any one used the new pen style water testers? Here is a link to the one I’m talking about http://www.professionalequipment.com/xq/ASP/ProductID.656/id.6/subid.195/qx/default.htm


It looks like a better way to perform water test for well systems.

Thanks'
Mark


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Originally Posted By: mroach
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Has any one tried one of these yet? Or do I have to be the Guinea pig again icon_wink.gif


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Originally Posted By: lfranklin
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Looks like you will need to be the guinea pig icon_wink.gif


Wonder how reliable they are


Originally Posted By: hgordon
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let me know how it works icon_biggrin.gif


Originally Posted By: mrose
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Hi Mark,


That looks fairly sophisticated.

I just pour water from the faucet into a glass and let one of the Realtors drink it. No digital read out but it works.


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Originally Posted By: Guest
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Yes Your Honor, I did test the water and offer an opinion with my 89.95 pocket sized pen tester.


Originally Posted By: mroach
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Y’all are to funny.


I would have to find some bad water to see if the thing actually works. I don't want to tell someone that the water is good and then they get deathly ill. ![icon_eek.gif](upload://yuxgmvDDEGIQPAyP9sRnK0D0CCY.gif)

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Originally Posted By: phinsperger
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So Mark,


Then you did get one? The readout looks fairly basic. Can you distingish between the levels of Coliform bacteria, Salmonella, Cyanides, mercury, lead
,Disease bacilli, biotoxin, nitrite and arsenic as the unit is supposed to measure or is it just one big overall number?

It looks like the TDS (total disolved salts) testors. I am surprised that it will test for bacteria. ![eusa_think.gif](upload://lNFeGuTetUAtwNVgUSOuUzgrGGK.gif)

Any problems with cleaning the sensor for previous test?


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Originally Posted By: lmartin
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When a water well test for high Arsenic levels .19 when .05 is max, what would one do , install filters ? how would one best handle this ? to make this a safe household ? there is a filter system cost about $2000 to cure this . any other suggestions ?


Les


Originally Posted By: dvalley
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Les,


Maine has one of the highest rating arsenic levels in the U.S. One out of every ten Maine homes with a private well have arsenic levels of concern. Drilled bedrock wells are more likely to have high arsenic levels than dug wells, well points, or wells that are drilled into sand and gravel.
If you?re testing your clients? water and it has more than 0.01 mg/L arsenic, they should advised to begin taking steps now to reduce how much of this water they drink. Until a filtrated system can be put in place, switching to bottled water now will greatly reduce how much arsenic gets into their body.

Reverse osmosis is the only treatment I can think of.


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Originally Posted By: phinsperger
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Mark,


Any word on how well the testing pen works?


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Originally Posted By: dedwards
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Mark,


I got a pen that looks very similar as a promotional gift once. I tested my own water with it. The results were…there was “something” in the water. It did not tell me how much, what it was or anything else. I still have it lying in a desk drawer somewhere. I figured this was just enough information to get my behind into trouble. The brochure that comes with it goes on to tell you…“IF you find levels above____. Then send a water sample to our lab for further testing and analysis.” I was born at night but not last night…I quickly seized upon the fact it was a gimmick to get me to use their testing facilities. Hope this helps you.