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I cant find any anywhere most of it is just deionised. Where Could i get some?


Any online shops?


Thanks.
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Its the same stuff, grab it. I have used both in loops and found no difference. Currently running De-ionized and kill coil.

Apparently Halfords stock Distilled.
Edited by Flux - 12/27/10 at 9:12am
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Its the same stuff, grab it. I have used both in loops and found no difference. Currently running De-ionized and kill coil.
Deionized is is made a different way? I also read it would start re-ionizing? itself with metals in the Loop? is that what the silver kill coil would stop?
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Deionized is is made a different way? I also read it would start re-ionizing? itself with metals in the Loop? is that what the silver kill coil would stop?
Distilled will also re-ionize when it comes in contact with metals. The kill coil stops stuff living in the water, silver is a natural bacteria killer(Antimicrobial).

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Deionised water has all the mineral content removed (salts) usually by capturing with specially chemical reactive filters . What it doesn't remove is the organic compounds in the water (unless they accidentally get sucked into a filter. Advantages are its almost as resistive as distilled water but its a lot cheaper to make. essentially deionised water is what industry uses in place of distilled water as it essentially behaves the same in practical use for most purposes.
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I cant find any anywhere most of it is just deionised. Where Could i get some?


Any online shops?


Thanks.
Just wondering, where are you getting the deionised water from?
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Distilled will also re-ionize when it comes in contact with metals. The kill coil stops stuff living in the water, silver is a natural bacteria killer(Antimicrobial).
I'm happy to use De-Ionized water but it wouldn't damage the metals(copper) in the loop would it?



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Just wondering, where are you getting the deionised water from?

Halfords have a 5L tub

http://www.halfords.com/webapp/wcs/s...egoryId_165629
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I'm happy to use De-Ionized water but it wouldn't damage the metals(copper) in the loop would it?

Halfords have a 5L tub

http://www.halfords.com/webapp/wcs/s...egoryId_165629

No sir, it will not. It hasn't done any damage to my loop plus I've been running it for a few years now in an old Thermaltake system with no problems at all, in fact it's better than the rubbish it was shipped with.
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No sir, it will not. It hasn't done any damage to my loop plus I've been running it for a few years now in an old Thermaltake system with no problems at all, in fact it's better than the rubbish it was shipped with.
Thanks, ill use it then i have a silver kill coil and the 5L tub is very cheap.
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No problems, I paid about the same for 5L of distilled but its far easier to get here. Most home supplies places have it here in 5+litre containers.
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Deionized and distilled water are not quite the same thing although I doubt it really matters in the end (deionized water is usually passed through ion exchange resin or through a membrane; depending on how it is prepared, there might be some other crap in there; distilled water is free of most dissolved solids and ionic species). My preference is distilled water but I have used deionized in my loop for 1.5 years with no visible evidence of corrosion.

You could always try to find distilled or deionized water at a local university (or even some high schools); most departments dealing in chemistry or biology usually have a water distillation apparatus. Most of the time (if you ask nicely and explain that it is for your computer) they will part with a few liters for nothing. You might also try other labs (hospitals, etc). I've also found distilled/deionized water at local pharmacies although I think they tend to over charge a bit.

Best of luck!
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