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Well i just wanted to know after how long will tap water in the loop begin to grow fungus and harmful stuff..Im running feser 1 right now but im pretty bored. Just about to rip apart my loop and lap my block a little, clean it up from inside if need be and i just wanted to test out normal tap water and see if its any good for temps..so yea after how long will it be bad for the components and temps?..thanks.
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Alge will grow in any untreated water but that depends on exposure to sunlight. The bigger concern is minerals and conductivity. Get some distilled, it is only a buck a gallon at most drug stores and is non-conductive, for a while anyway. I use straight distilled and change about every 6 months or so.
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Yea I live in the UK and I cant really find distilled water here very easily, mind you i havent even looked around but last time i checked it was £1 for a litre...but its like 11pm here now so the shops are closed which would sell it and im bored, so i figured id give it a go with tap water..and my computer is never exposed to sunlight..my curtains are hardly opened..so will it be harmful to run it on tap water for a couple days, maybe a week?
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I would not run regular tap water. Most tap water contains chemicals that can be harmful to the whole loop. Just go to you're local grocery store and buy some distilled. Its fairly cheap. Only $0.89 a gallon at Giant Eagle.
    
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post #5 of 11
Go to B&Q they do it in their car section for batteries or you could try a supermarket and look around the household/cleaning stuff.
Wouldn't recommend tap water.
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I wouldn't recommend it, but if you really wanna go ahead

I hope thats its only temporary though.
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post #7 of 11
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ahh skrew it..i wont risk it..im just going to clean out my loop..thanks for persuading me to not use tap water guys..+
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iv used tap water with some anti-bacterial stuff in my old w/c system...worked great for 6 months...then i upgraded
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B&Q Halforde etc here in the UK only sell Deionized water not Distilled.
I even rang round all the chemists and they would only offer Deionized.

If you do a search on Google shopping you will find some but shipping on any amount over 4-5 liters is going to be expensive.
I just paid £30 for 25 Liters from a farm hygiene specialist. And most of that has gone.
Its not easy to find here in the UK.
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B&Q Halforde etc here in the UK only sell Deionized water not Distilled.
I even rang round all the chemists and they would only offer Deionized.

If you do a search on Google shopping you will find some but shipping on any amount over 4-5 liters is going to be expensive.
I just paid £30 for 25 Liters from a farm hygiene specialist. And most of that has gone.
Its not easy to find here in the UK.
Exactly..but i just asked my brother about it and he said you can pick it up from Tescos?..ima go try them on sunday.
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