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    Air Conditioner Water?

    Riiight...

    So here I am caught waterless on day 2 in the hot summer and my CP's pots are still moist but... okay, I haven't been able to find out who or what is my water company even my mom doesn't even know their number so I deem it impossible to call them and find out if the water is safe for CPs, we have an air conditioner that drips outside on the deck so we have a bucket and we use the water to water my moms fuschia and roses. Would it be safe for CPs?

    Thanks!

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    P.S. The water smells like bacon. LOL!
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    If it smells I wouldn't use it. If it didn't smell I'd say go ahead.

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    Well, I checked my water company (my mom is getting the number right now) all I have so far is it has less than 1% of fluoride in it and less than 0.2% of chlorine. I'll get the PPM in a minute...

    It's 10-15 PPM... looks like I've been wasting a ton of money on water! I asked the hardness as in minerals and parts per million and he said 10-15 PPM.
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    Air conditioner water is safe to use if the coils and drip tray inside the air conditioner are clean. If there's a bunch of crud on the coils or in the tray then they will be in the water when you give it to your plants. Molds, dust and algae are the most common contaminants.
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    ANY water is better than no water at all.. if you absolutely can not get distilled water then use the stuff from the tap.. its not like you are watering with roundup or something.. 1 watering with tap water will not kill your plants.. but a whole day in summer heat with no water will almost certainly kill them or at the very least make them EXTREMELY unhappy.

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    My water company said the hardness in my tap water is 10-15 PPM as in minerals and all that... less than 0.2% chlorine and less than 1% fluoride.

    Looks like I don't need to buy anymore water lol.
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    Buy a TDS meter and test it for yourself. The rating they give is what it is when it leaves the processing plant. That is not necessarily what it is when it finally reaches your tap. Remember it flows through miles of pipes and tubes on the way to your house and it can easily pick up stuff along the way.
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    Quote Originally Posted by vft guy in SJ View Post
    Buy a TDS meter and test it for yourself. The rating they give is what it is when it leaves the processing plant. That is not necessarily what it is when it finally reaches your tap. Remember it flows through miles of pipes and tubes on the way to your house and it can easily pick up stuff along the way.
    Exactly! I can guarantee that water will not be 10 - 15 ppm when it gets in there. I think I'm going to take a few pics of the water drops in my buildings. Hopefully it will be informative.

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