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So I went to get some distilled water and somehow or another my grocery store was out of distilled water. Probably has to do with the flooding we have had lately, but for whatever reason I couldn't get any. Would bottled water be ok? We have tons of it here if it will work I don't have to wait 3-4 days to get some water.
 

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So I went to get some distilled water and somehow or another my grocery store was out of distilled water. Probably has to do with the flooding we have had lately, but for whatever reason I couldn't get any. Would bottled water be ok? We have tons of it here if it will work I don't have to wait 3-4 days to get some water.
Well...technically bottle water is just filtered water.

So, make your assumption from there..however, can you not just try a different grocery store?
 

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did you only check one store?
 

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I live in a TINY town. We have one grocery store, one stop light and a gas station. I live about 20 minutes from the closest town that has any of those things. But if the bottled water isn't going to work I can take a trip into town to get some distilled water.
 

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bottled water has more [lots of] impurities in it, therefore it'll be worse for heat exchange, and more likely to harbour bugs, neither of which you want in your loop

we've got deionised & carbon filtered stuff at work on tap; but I guess I live about 3000 miles away
 

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I just use filtered water with blue food coloring and its good, so idk, its hella conductive, other than that it keeps my CPU cool
 

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if you dont mind a little home project you can make your own, though ruff here it is

"A simple kitchen stove distiller can be made by taking a very large pot with a lid with your water in it (about 1/3 to 1/2 full), floating an empty glass bowl in the water, then placing the large pot's lid UPSIDE DOWN on the top of the pot. Fill the lid with ice and then set the stove to slowly boil the water in the pot.
What happens is that the water vapour travels round the floating glass bowl and condenses on the cold (ice filled) lid. As the lid (should be) is slightly rounded the condensed vapour will run down the underside of the lid and drip into the floating glass bowl. The glass bowl is the collector for your 'distilled' water.

Points to note; The glass bowl should never touch the bottom of the pot or it will boil as well, and the lid should not be a perfect seal when upside down.
For a purer result, discard the first 10ml in the bowl as this could contain impurities that boil below 100C i.e. first!"

or you could just youtube it
 
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Go to a nearby college and go to their science department and ask them if you can buy some.
lol that is even further away than the closest walmart.
 

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Tap water man. I've used it for months. Just use some ptnuke.
That works lol, I was thinking that but I knew people would freak out if I asked that.

Thanks!
 

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Farmacies usually have destiled water, but only up to 1lt bottles

Since most deliver at home and 24/7... you could call them and get some at anytime
 

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Make it yourself....just kidding that'd involve having the correct equipment and it'd take a while.

All you do is heat up some water, trap the steam somehow and that's steam itself will be distilled.
 
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