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    How Many ppm is Okay?

    I recently got a TDS meter, and we turned on the dehumidifier the other day since winter's over. I tested the water in the dehumidifier, and it's 16 ppm. Is this safe to use for my CPs? I might try to clean out some of the gunky-lookin' bottom of container the water is in.
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    100 is considered as the maximum, so you're fine. If it could be lower, that'd be good, but I wouldn't worry too much.
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    What, are you smoking dope?

    16 ppm is stellar . . .
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    Wow. This is going to save me so much money. I'd been buying 3 or so gallons a week. I can't really remember because I used a whole lot when repotting. This is great.
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    I agree with Capensis. 100 ppm is the limit.. You are good at 16 ppm
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    16 ppm... lucky you.

    Here the water is really hard; I wish we had water like that.
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    where are you getting your water, is it tap?? that's very good.
    ive purchased distilled water that read at 20 ppm , ,but from a questionable supplier , ie store brand .
    my tap is at 30 ppm to 35 ppm, but i only use it in a pinch when the rain barrel goes too low .

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    It's from a dehumidifier. My grocery store's store brand distilled water is 2 ppm. My tap is 173 ppm.

    ---------- Post added at 06:58 PM ---------- Previous post was at 06:23 PM ----------

    Quote Originally Posted by Clue View Post
    16 ppm... lucky you.

    Here the water is really hard; I wish we had water like that.
    This isn't tap water, it's water pulled from the air by a dehumidifier. Well, two dehumidifiers, in two back rooms in the basement. I think I'll get something like a gallon a day.
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