thanks for the feedback! now sure what "low-poo" is or if i even said that right but will look it up. as i said i really am not sure that cones hurt me...i'm not sure of anything tho so please feel free to enlighten me. what i do know i have stated and it is scary! am working on possibly getting a water softener system soon so that should be helpful. meanwhile will do my best with the vinegar, and experimentation. appreciating all the advice!