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6/15/18 9:38 A

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Sorry my friend died a few years ago. He also used the water to brew home brew beer. It was old. It was a square box with a heater and he replaced the heater element. It had a permanent water connection near his kitchen sink and used glass jars to store the water. He said it was expensive to run costing more than filter.

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6/15/18 5:41 A

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I have a similar issue and recently started to think about buying a distiller. I'm not going to drink distilled water all the time, as I've read that it can be harmful to health, but only occasionally, and also use it for my iron. Do you remember what model of distiller your friend has? I've been searching through, found several reviews, for example, wisepick.org/best-water-distiller/ or www.waterfiltermag.com/best-water-distille
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, maybe it was one of those? I can't decide between Megahome and H2Labs

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5/22/18 6:16 P

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No but we have really clean tap water here



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5/8/18 9:09 P

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I had a friend with a distiller and his water was wonderful.The local water was heavily chlorinated. I have a water tank and catch water from roof and use it for the iron and garden and boil it for drinking tea and coffee.

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5/7/18 9:02 A

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we do not drink it- we use it for limited cleaning purposes where required but always drink filtered water. doctors in the family told us never to drink distilled, so we don't!

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5/2/18 10:19 P

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I haven’t used it in years. I drank it once but didn’t like the taste.

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5/2/18 6:50 P

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No, I don't drink distilled water. Actually it never occurred to me to do so (I use it in my steam iron and in my steam mop).

My husband is a Data Systems Analyst at a potable water treatment plant. He's also very close to earning his Masters in Civil Engineering, focusing on . . . water.

When we met, a few years ago, he told me to *never* drink distilled water; that it is harmful to one's system. I've never researched the information, myself; but I trust him, his knowledge and his expertise.



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5/1/18 10:49 P

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No

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4/9/18 2:18 P

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I drink filtered tap water (our city water is good enough that it is sold at a premium as a name-brand bottled water). The only reason that I filter it is that the water is really high in calcium, which builds up in appliances or drinking glasses, and it gets annoying having to clean everything in vinegar all of the time.

Frankly, distilled water just doesn't taste right, is quite expensive, and has no benefit over clean tap water, so I wouldn't waste money on it unless required (such as for a specific appliance or medical application).

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4/9/18 1:02 P

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No but my iron needs distilled water. I drink tap water or canned seltzer.

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4/9/18 8:50 A

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No, I don't drink distilled water. Doesn't seem to me that there is a clear, science-based recommendation for it at this time. Most of the time, I drink filtered water (our fridge has a water filter). I just have an issue with paying for water in plastic bottles or jugs, when it's already being piped to my house at a much more reasonable cost and with less strain on the environment.

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4/9/18 5:09 A

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I've read so many different opinions as to whether distilled water is good for our health or not. Some say it washes out useful minerals, other say it's a myth and it takes only minerals not used in our metabolism with it... What do you think of distilled water?

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