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Old 01-22-2013, 05:27 PM   #15
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I have a water distiller in my house, it works great. I am on well water and while it checks OK from a potability test as being safe, I don't like the taste of the water.

I tried various purification systems but non proved satisfactory until I got the distiller. It removes the bad taste and makes absolutly perfect water. The system I have supplies water via an on demand pump, as one has in an RV, to seperate taps in the kitchen and bathrooms and to my refridgerator. The icecubes are crystal clear and orange tea is exactly that, not black as it is with impurities in the water.

I have often thought why not have a system like this built into an RV. One would never have to worry about drinking bad water from any source because pure water would always be available.

Has anyone seen such a system for an RV. Any thoughts.

The heat to steam the water could be gas or electric.

Moonshine is made the same way except the ingredients being distilled are not water. Hmmmm just thinking of the potential of my "distiller".

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Have dehumidifier? Pure water right out of the air. Mom used it in her steam iron. Use in a battery?

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Old 01-22-2013, 05:34 PM   #17
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Two questions one day, that allowed? Oops make it three, so I topped off deep cycle batteries, didn't take much at all. Used the turkey baster idea someone on this forum suggested, made it real easy. But now I got almost a full gallon of water left, will it be good for spring season or buy new? Not that I'm cheap but it's another thing to remember to get.
You could use it to catch up on your family's ironing.
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But I think there is a significant difference between distiller water and sterile water. Sterile is no longer sterile after being left open. Distilled means it is just water,no minerals or other "stuff". I suppose if you had it open in an environment where is absorbed some nasty gas it would be tainted but in practical terms I would say it does not go bad.
You are absolute correct. Distilled water remains distilled water, even when the bottle was open (unless one puts a grain of salt into it). Sterile things (no matter whether it si water or surgical instruments) are considered to be unsterile as soon as the sterile chain is interrupted. Es posing sterile items to an ambient environment renders them non sterile. Exposing them to the ambient environment in an operating room will not make them non sterile as long as sterile procedures are maintained.

But I think that the batteries or any other mechanical device will care less whether the water is sterile or not!
(I used to make my living with those sterile things)
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Perhaps the term "battery water" would be appropriate here, meaning that the TDS (Total Dissolved Solids) is at, or near, zero, which is what is required, but anything up to around 120 PPM is sometimes sufficient.


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