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Making water for a humidifier

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Ryan:
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...

Mark:
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

Ana Cristina:
After hours of Internet searching...You gave me the answer I was looking for!!! THANKS!

shamun:
Nice article

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