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Are you running just water? The hot water kills all the bugs in the system plus you know there is nothing on the boiled water... Want me to get another wikipedia source? biggrin.gif
Wtv I think it is personal preference. they always told me on OCers.com to boil the water!


Reason you don't need to boil distilled is there are no nutrients for the bacteria to feed on. I'd even go as far as saying you're adding impurities to the water by boiling it first (your kettle or pot is not sterilized and the water will go get ions from whatever source it can when pure). Hence adding feed for bacteria. Best way is to open the distilled bottle just before pouring it into you loop.


Edit: Spelling mistakes...
Edited by Rognin - 1/20/12 at 10:42am
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post #22 of 36
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Reason you don't need to boil distilled is there are no nutrients for the bacteria to feed on. I'd even go as far as saying you're adding impurities to the water by boiling it first (your kettle or pot is not sterilized and the water will go get ions from whatever source it can when pure). Hence adding feed for bacteria. Best way is to open the distilled bottle just before pouring it into you loop.
Edit: Spelling mistakes...

Ding ding ding. You touch the water with any container you'll have handy at home and you add the impurities yourself, nevermind boiling it. That's just taking two steps backwards.
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If you read the wikipedia quote, you probably didn't, they say distilled water isn't guarantee not having bacteria in it. And there is plenty of "food". They just need some light and plastic, a loooooooooooong chain of hydrocarbure, decomposition is enough for them to live.

P.S. Yea well... I guess it is useless to boil it I prefer being safe plus the denatured water is corrosive so it can grab a couple of ions from the pan...
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Distillation does not guarantee the absence of bacteria in drinking water; unless the reservoir and/or bottle are sterilized before being filled, and once the bottle has been opened, there is a risk of presence of bacteria.

Yeah I did.

Pretty sure HACCP (Hazard analysis and critical control points) certified factories need to use sterile containers for their water bottles as they are marked for human consumption. Hence, Distilled water ready for human consumption has expiration dates, they need to be guaranteed by the manufacture and/or producer to last that long. If they have bacteria or impurities within the container, the time it would take for the water to get from the factory to the grocery store's shelves, it would already be contaminated. Forget about waiting until the expiration date, it'd be a mess.

I actually work in the food industry at a camp... Weird co-inky-dink huh?
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I think some of you are reaaalllllyyy taking this too far. It isn't a science. The second the distilled water came out of the distiller it started to get contaminated. The second the hoses were extruded from a vat of liquid vinyl they started to get contaminated. The water blocks and radiators...likely never were sterile so anything you do prior to putting the water in won't matter unless you've irradiated your radiator or something.

open a jug of distilled water...dump it in the loop. Change it every 6-9 months or so. All you need to do. If you add additives...still change your water every 6-9 months. No secret hand shakes or magic spells...the cycle of the moon is not important. Just add coolant and enjoy
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If you read the wikipedia quote, you probably didn't, they say distilled water isn't guarantee not having bacteria in it. And there is plenty of "food". They just need some light and plastic, a loooooooooooong chain of hydrocarbure, decomposition is enough for them to live.
P.S. Yea well... I guess it is useless to boil it I prefer being safe plus the denatured water is corrosive so it can grab a couple of ions from the pan...

I think you need to lay off the Wikipedia articles a bit lol thumb.gif
 
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I think some of you are reaaalllllyyy taking this too far. It isn't a science. The second the distilled water came out of the distiller it started to get contaminated. The second the hoses were extruded from a vat of liquid vinyl they started to get contaminated. The water blocks and radiators...likely never were sterile so anything you do prior to putting the water in won't matter unless you've irradiated your radiator or something.
open a jug of distilled water...dump it in the loop. Change it every 6-9 months or so. All you need to do. If you add additives...still change your water every 6-9 months. No secret hand shakes or magic spells...the cycle of the moon is not important. Just add coolant and enjoy

That's exactly the point we're getting to. Gotta put down the wiki first.
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I think some of you are reaaalllllyyy taking this too far. It isn't a science. The second the distilled water came out of the distiller it started to get contaminated. The second the hoses were extruded from a vat of liquid vinyl they started to get contaminated. The water blocks and radiators...likely never were sterile so anything you do prior to putting the water in won't matter unless you've irradiated your radiator or something.
open a jug of distilled water...dump it in the loop. Change it every 6-9 months or so. All you need to do. If you add additives...still change your water every 6-9 months. No secret hand shakes or magic spells...the cycle of the moon is not important. Just add coolant and enjoy

Sorry, the HACCP part was general knowledge for me. I didn't have to wiki it... rolleyes.gif
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I'm using distiller water + silverkill coil in the reservoir, nothing more and all runs perfectly
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post #30 of 36
@Rognin you the only one we have ever supplied glycol to under SP request wink.gif. The glycol you have wouldn't strip paint like the OPs Glycol there using.lol

By the way Rognin how is it going with that stuff.
Edited by Mayhem - 1/21/12 at 2:25am
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