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Goatcrum 09-01-2011 04:29 PM

Distilled water vs. air conditioner condensation
 
Is it o.k to use the water from an ac unit to fill the battery.?
I have been told it's o.k? and just as good as distilled water.:help:

gornoman 09-01-2011 04:37 PM

Re: Distilled water vs. air conditioner condensation
 
While condensed water is pretty pure, it is not as pure as distilled water. Buy a gallon for a dollar once a year. Stimulate the economy!

Goatcrum 09-01-2011 05:09 PM

Re: Distilled water vs. air conditioner condensation
 
hey' free is free and it works for me.:lol:

simple man 09-01-2011 07:46 PM

Re: Distilled water vs. air conditioner condensation
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Goatcrum (Post 616625)
Is it o.k to use the water from an ac unit to fill the battery.?
I have been told it's o.k? and just as good as distilled water.:help:

You wouldn't believe the crud that's in ac runoff! I wouldn't drink that if I was dying in the desert! Well,- - - - - maybe, but just get distilled water. It's cheap and pure!:mrgreen:

scottyb 09-01-2011 10:11 PM

Re: Distilled water vs. air conditioner condensation
 
What the batteries are trying to avoid are the heavy metals in most ground water. Cheap? Try collecting rainwater :thumbup:

ChevyRacing75 09-01-2011 11:16 PM

Re: Distilled water vs. air conditioner condensation
 
I think you would be the 1st to try it. :lol:

warmboater 09-02-2011 06:27 AM

Re: Distilled water vs. air conditioner condensation
 
Wow, really!?! Why would you even take that risk with a $600 set of batteries to save one dollar?

Stevegrmich 09-02-2011 06:36 AM

Re: Distilled water vs. air conditioner condensation
 
From the Alliance for Water Efficiency:


"AC condensate should never be considered potable. The condensate is collected on surfaces that often contain lead solder, zinc, and other heavy metals. The condensate will absorb heavy metals as it collects on the AC surfaces. Condensate water is essentially distilled (pure) water when it condenses on the surfaces of the AC equipment; and as such it extremely absorbent of everything it comes in contact with. (Pure water is considered the universal solvent) Even if the water is sanitized, the metal contaminants remain in the water."

rhinodad 09-02-2011 07:30 AM

Re: Distilled water vs. air conditioner condensation
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Stevegrmich (Post 616880)
From the Alliance for Water Efficiency:


"AC condensate should never be considered potable. The condensate is collected on surfaces that often contain lead solder, zinc, and other heavy metals. The condensate will absorb heavy metals as it collects on the AC surfaces. Condensate water is essentially distilled (pure) water when it condenses on the surfaces of the AC equipment; and as such it extremely absorbent of everything it comes in contact with. (Pure water is considered the universal solvent) Even if the water is sanitized, the metal contaminants remain in the water."

now that makes sense............:mrgreen:

roady89 09-02-2011 07:48 AM

Re: Distilled water vs. air conditioner condensation
 
Dude...I've got a dollar I can send you. You'll probly need $2 or $3 cause a gallon aint going to do it if they are very low. I just bought 10 for $10 at he grocery store. NO REASON what so ever not to use the right stuff....unless you just like wasting money. I guarantee it will cost you more in the long run by not using distilled water.


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