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Re: Making water for humidifier
« Reply #4 on: January 26, 2012, 02:28:07 AM »
Reverse osmosis water is not the same as distilled. Distilling involves evaporation then condensation, and reverse osmosis is when a fluid is forced under pressure through a semi-permeable membrane (or a series of them). Distilled water is technically more pure, but reverse osmosis is cheaper and easier to produce a comparable result. Jus' sayin...


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Re: Making water for humidifier
« Reply #3 on: January 06, 2011, 10:50:13 AM »
if you have a forced air heating system and it happens to be 90+ efficient fossil fuel burning, it will produce condensation right at the furnace. This is usually pumped into the sewer, but you can instead pump it into a water collector (I use a 10gal Igloo cooler with a drain hole at the top and an overflow that goes into a second little furnace pump). The water produced is effectively distilled water, as it comes from steam inside the PVC exhaust pipe. This solution is specific to 90+ % efficient fossil fuel based furnaces, but it works very well. You can also use the water for plants, in your iron, etc, as it has no chlorine and no minerals. -- Mark, in PA

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Re: Making water for humidifier
« Reply #2 on: December 14, 2010, 09:41:39 PM »
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Making water for a humidifier
« Reply #1 on: March 12, 2012, 07:58:23 AM »
Nice article


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