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Bottled mineral water, a distilled alternative?

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My parts will come tomorrow (hopefully), and I dont have any coolant or distilled water.

Will mineral water cause corrosion or speed up bacteria and algea growth?

Can I just use a fillter on my intake instead of using silver coil?
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post #2 of 11
"Mineral" water.

Meaning it is full of a bunch of junk. The point of distilled is that it isn't full of junk.

You can buy a gallon of distilled water, at least in the US, for like... 89 cents.
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Im just lazy and dont want to get some distill from a store. redface.gif

Guess i better get the distilled before i waste my blocks.
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Will mineral water cause corrosion or speed up bacteria and algea growth?

Yes.
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post #5 of 11
Quote:
Originally Posted by TheLAWNOOB View Post

Im just lazy and dont want to get some distill from a store. redface.gif

then I guess you could make your own ... it's not rocket science, if you can set up a watercooling loop, you can boil water .
    
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post #6 of 11
Not to be pedantic, but boiling water by itself won't give you distilled water. You'd have to condense the steam which would probably be a PITA.
post #7 of 11
You can use reverse osmosis water, that's what I use now that I have a ro system also saves the wife from buying bottled water. Oh and ice cubes are totally clear now biggrin.gif
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post #8 of 11
In most places tap water would be better than mineral water (which could contain almost anything).

Distilled water would certainly be better than either though.
post #9 of 11
I bet your local HW store sells battery water, which is deionized water. Distilled, ion exchanged, reverse osmosis, whatever, but it must be softened, and mineral water is, well full of minerals, which is why it's a big no-no.
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post #10 of 11
On this subject, is Demineralized Water simply another name for Distilled Water?
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