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I was cheated by the seller!!!
This the buyer beware kinda stuff always gotta be careful when buying anything. It also could be he wants you to come back after it breaks and get more money out of you lol.
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I'm sorry, but deionized water will not ruin your blocks or increase corrosion beyond what distilled water will. Deionizing is a simple, quick and cheaper process of purifying by removing charged particles (salts, minerals, metals). It is not as thorough as distilling since it will not remove neutral molecules (mostly organics) and will likely leave behind more bacteria than distillation.
So the water doesn't have a different "charge"

Thanks for the clarification. I always figure that if the water wanted to reach equilibrium it would just pull ions from the block eating away at it.
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so, which one is better?
2 different opinions.........
post #24 of 28
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so, which one is better?
2 different opinions.........
Distilled. It is "purest"
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The problem with DI water is it will become more acidic. DI water reacts with carbon dioxide to form carbonic acid. The naturally occurring ions in regular water act as a buffer to lessen the pH effect of carbon dioxide on water.

However, distilled water has the same effect as DI water. They both have ions that are removed in different ways. Distilled and DI water are both slightly acidic.
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The problem with DI water is it will become more acidic. DI water reacts with carbon dioxide to form carbonic acid. The naturally occurring ions in regular water act as a buffer to lessen the pH effect of carbon dioxide on water.

However, distilled water has the same effect as DI water. They both have ions that are removed in different ways. Distilled and DI water are both slightly acidic.
But wouldn't distilled water essentially be "cleaner"?
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post #27 of 28
distilled water is purer... DI water normally contains traces of the DI resin and organic junk... deionization does not significantly remove uncharged organic molecules, viruses or bacteria

deionized water is cheaper to manufacture... electrodeionization is significantly cheaper than distilling water...

you want the best... double distilled water...
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I live in Vegas and the city water here is so filled with dust and other particles that I resorted to buying this distiller. Got tired of buying cases after cases of bottled water. Not only do you get the best tasting, cleanest water, but at 5 gallons a day, I got all the distilled water I need to flush out and refill the new WC system I'm building.

And don't believe the old wives tale about distilled water leaching nutrients from your body. It's as bad as the urban legend about consuming plastic chemicals after eating food from plastic containers left in the freezer.
    
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