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Old 05-20-2008, 04:40 PM   #1
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Homemade distilled water?


Could i boil water, then cool it, then put it in my tank?
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Old 05-20-2008, 04:44 PM   #2
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Could i boil water, then cool it, then put it in my tank?
It wouldn't be distilled water. The way to make distilled water is to boil it to steam, collect the steam, let the steam condense, then use it.

Even if you had the setup to make distilled water, the electricity used would pay for an RO/DI unit in a couple of months without all the hassles of making distilled water.
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Old 05-20-2008, 04:44 PM   #3
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You would be better off buying distilled water from the market. Distilling is a process of boiling the water, but not just cooling it off, the distilled part is capturing the steam and cooling that steam.
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Old 05-20-2008, 04:46 PM   #4
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Okay, thanks
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Old 05-20-2008, 05:10 PM   #5
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Old 05-20-2008, 05:35 PM   #6
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You can do a lot better on price...look at air, ice and water.
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unless your a multi millionare,it's not worth it.
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I think Regina was joking. You can get a 100gpd unit from melevsreef for under 200 dollars including shipping. And even if you are a millionaire, it is still over priced, you just wouldn't care.
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Old 05-20-2008, 10:55 PM   #9
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ebay... i am using one. the RO membrane is a awesome, but the filters may need replacing sooner rather than later... I get 0 tds and it cost me about $100 shipped. also..I used Distilled water from walmart for about 4 months before getting my RODI.. i get really old trying to get rid of all those milk jugs!
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ebay... i am using one. the RO membrane is a awesome, but the filters may need replacing sooner rather than later... I get 0 tds and it cost me about $100 shipped. also..I used Distilled water from walmart for about 4 months before getting my RODI.. i get really old trying to get rid of all those milk jugs!
Man, the milk jugs. No telling how many I have thrown away. I am getting an RODI unit this weekend. My g/f has gotten so used to me buying distilled water that she bought me 10 gallons last night.
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I know your plight Randy... i got sick of it... although keep about 10 of those empty gallons for storage like i do...
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I know your plight Randy... i got sick of it... although keep about 10 of those empty gallons for storage like i do...
I have a 33G trashcan with a float valve in it for storage. Then, I will add another 33G trashcan to it for mixing saltwater in. I keep 5 under my 90 for topping off with though. After the RODI, it will be in a Brute can so no need to do the 1G jugs anymore
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