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    I have a 5-gallon jug and about a dozen 1-gallon jugs. I always try to schedule my going to the Glacier dispenser the day after the machine has had its weekly service, which is usually Thursday. I've used the same machine for years and never had any problems.

    25 cents per gallons is an excellent price given I don't have a large collection, and my water use is not that large.
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    What device do you guys use to test the purity of water? A sale link is better.
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    I had good, steady results with the glacier dispenser 'round here. It helps that they are serviced weekly.

    However, I had all over the map results with Culligan dispensers. They would jump all over the place within weeks. Literally, I had the same dispenser go from 10 to over 300 in one week. Turns out they are serviced once per month, obviously not enough.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zhilin View Post
    What device do you guys use to test the purity of water? A sale link is better.
    An inexpensive TDS meter, available at larger aquarium stores or online will do the trick. They range from 20-50.00, depending upon whether you want the meter to walk the dog and cook you dinner . . .
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    Thank you. I am going to buy one.

    Quote Originally Posted by BigBella View Post
    An inexpensive TDS meter, available at larger aquarium stores or online will do the trick. They range from 20-50.00, depending upon whether you want the meter to walk the dog and cook you dinner . . .
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zhilin View Post
    What device do you guys use to test the purity of water? A sale link is better.
    I bought a cheap TDS meter off of eBay. Here's a link to a fairly simple eBay search:

    http://shop.ebay.com/i.html?LH_Inclu...=p3286.c0.m283

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    Thanks, those are very cheap.

    Quote Originally Posted by raccoon city View Post
    I bought a cheap TDS meter off of eBay. Here's a link to a fairly simple eBay search:

    http://shop.ebay.com/i.html?LH_Inclu...=p3286.c0.m283
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    One of the Ralph's near me recently replaced the Glacier machine with one from Aqua Fill. Pretty much the same filtration and TDS consistently below 5ppm, usually between 1 and 2 ppm. The price is the same ($0.30 per gallon in my neck of the woods). What is nice is the machine has two bays so I can fill two 5 gallon bottles at the same time. The machine will also accept plastic for payment. Not that I would use plastic as the potential for a card scanner hack is too great - even though the machine is serviced daily. Daily service seems to be mainly sanitizing the bays. No more worries of homeless peeing in the machine.

    http://aquafill.net/index.html
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