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Thread: I hope this isnt a stupid question...

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    Ok, Here is the deal, I know that Cps need water thats pure, like rain water (no mineral run offs) or Distilled or Reverse Osmosis water. For mine, I ALWAYS buy it in gallon Jugs at supermarket, BUUUUUT I was recently wondering if it is possible W/out a reverse osmosis filter. I stumbled across this:
    http://www.thefarm.org/charities/i4at/surv/distill.htm

    Does this ACTUALLY WORK? (using the two pot lids)?
    (The water where I live is way too hard for cps)
    If so, then I will NEVER have to spend money on water again
    (Just a lot of time)
    Answers are GREATLY APPRIECIATED
    Thanks so much, everyone on this site is so helpful!
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    Yes, that will work.

    You may not spend money on water but you will spend money on the energy it takes to boil water.
    There's a tunnel at the end of the light...

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    With energy prices being really high, it would be cheaper to buy a gallon of distilled water or collect rain water.
    \"Some cause happiness wherever they go; others, whenever they go.\"
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    who wants to constantly change lids?

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    Too much work for little gain. Not a good investment
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    Wonder if you could get it to work by leaving it outside and surrounding it with aluminum reflectors in 100 degree plus weather.
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    Let's positive thinking! seedjar's Avatar
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    You don't even need 100+ weather. Take a look at the Boy Scout Handbook or any other survival book and you'll probably find instructions on building a 'solar still,' which is basically a hole in the ground with a translucent tarp over it and a bucket to catch the water running off the tarp. Works with full sun, albeit slowly, but with reflective materials and a water resovoir you could probably improve that. It's worth a try if you like building stuff and have the resources. Now that I think about it, my neighbors are tossing out some old windows... I might just see about building one myself.
    ~Joe
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    I got little tiny bug feet / I don't really know what bugs eat /
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    Livin' like a bug ain't easy / Livin' like a bug ain't easy... o//~

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    Wow, it's cool that you mentioned solar stills. I did a quick Google search and I think I'm going to try to build one. It'll be a cool novelty for a while.
    There's a tunnel at the end of the light...

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