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Old 09-20-2008, 08:17 AM   #1
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I like to get some distilled water to keep on hand .Im haveing hard time finding any, been to grocery stores as well as few auto parts stores and most dont have any.i REMEMBER you could get this at most stores but many dont carry.Second i heard that you can boil water and when colols down it then becomes disttiled because all the inpurities are burned off ???.and last if i do get some distilled water how long does it last cause im sure im not going to use a whole gal lol.Any scientiest herew to help lol
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Old 09-20-2008, 08:17 AM   #2
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I like to get some distilled water to keep on hand .Im haveing hard time finding any, been to grocery stores as well as few auto parts stores and most dont have any.i REMEMBER you could get this at most stores but many dont carry.Second i heard that you can boil water and when colols down it then becomes disttiled because all the inpurities are burned off ???.and last if i do get some distilled water how long does it last cause im sure im not going to use a whole gal lol.Any scientiest herew to help lol
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Old 09-20-2008, 08:34 AM   #3
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Boiled / cooled is nor distilled. Moon Shine would be easy if it were.
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Old 09-20-2008, 08:59 AM   #4
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Par the course read this im am aware how to make moonshine lol but you Can make disstilled water was just wondering if anyone boiled water and use as alternative for battery use as disstiles water is only type you SHOULD use in battery
http://www.wisegeek.com/what-is-distilled-water.htm
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Something is wrong that you can't find distilled water... Every grocery store I've ever been in carried it. Try Walmart. It's important not only for your battery (very small amount used for that) but for your steam iron, plus for vaporizers and every type of inhalation therapy device.
Boiling water does not make it distilled.. You must collect the water vapor, have it condense and that is the distilled water.
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I have also found distilled water in the drug store.
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Old 09-20-2008, 01:29 PM   #7
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Walmart, Walgreens and CVS pharmacies all carry distilled water.
I have also purchased it at some Dollar or .99 stores.
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by jerry7:
just wondering if anyone boiled water and use as alternative for battery use as disstiles water </div></BLOCKQUOTE>
As others have said, just boiling water does not make it distilled. Even the Wisegeek website to which you gave the link says:

One way to remove these elements from water is to boil it until it changes to steam, a process known as distillation. When this steam is allowed to cool down and condense into liquid form again, the result is a purified form called distilled water.

Note the sentence I highlighed in bold...it is the *steam* that, once condensed, is distilled water. If you have some method of collecting and condensing the steam, then you could use that for your batteries. Anything other than distilled water should NOT be used in batteries.

We've never had any difficulty finding distilled water in grocery stores.
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I use gallons of it in the darkroom (photography) and have always found it easily in grocery stores. I have used it after months of storage with no problem too. I use the very same water in the motor home batteries. However, I don't drink it, just moonshine!
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Old 09-21-2008, 11:00 AM   #10
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well im sorry i brought up this subject,seems like you all have in Your area but i hAVE GONE TO ALL IN MY AREA STORES none has distilled water Stop/Shop none they dont carrry anymore , drug store none there as well and as far as walmart we have 3 in my area and none . Im in Ny alot diff stores here, so far no luck and only pep boys selling PEAK and they have on order, so ill go my merry way till i find.It seems the west and midwest might carry it, i seem to remember people had hard time finding Calgon detergent and alot areas dont carry or its hard to get so i appreciate your comeback , im happy your able to get it.Oh PS linda im well aware that dont use anything BUT distilled water in batteries , was asking if by boiling you remove the inpurities at least when i boil water it does steam, again sorry i brought up this question'
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Umm. Where are you looking in the mega marts? I almost always find in the same aisle as the spring water (drinking water), just at the end of the shelf. Now, this only applies to US supermarkets. NY, Maine, Indiana, Texas, California, and many points in between. OTOH, it was impossible to find in any Canadian supermarket (Sobeys, Atlantic, etc).

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the stores by me generally don't put distilled water by the drinking water but rather near the laundry items.
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I saw this subject for days and didn't click on it. Glad I did. I swear, I learn something everything I read these forums. I didn't know you were supposed to put distilled water in the batteries!! Let's hope I can find some around Denver!
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I've never had a problem finding distilled water. Normally buy it at Wal-Mart. Right there with the spring waters. We buy it a gallon at a time and sometimes the large 2.5 gallon. Perhaps you were looking for the small personal water bottles (never looked, never saw it).

For our cats that we travel with and at home, we give them only distilled water. Nothing worse than a sick cat in the motorhome.

Wal-Mart is normally way cheaper. $0.89 per gallon versus $1.39 in grocery stores.

No problem in Canadian stores. Same place, with the large bottles of spring water. Sometimes if they are out of the cheap distilled, they will have expensive distilled water intended for babies. Same thing, but they charge twice as much for the pink lable and the word babies on it.

We used to drink distilled as well as the cats, but now we have installed an ultra fine filter under the counter and a carbon filter on the inlet for ourselves. For $0.89 per gallon, I'll continue to use distilled for our travel buds.
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