User Tag List

Informational! Informational!:  0
Likes Likes:  0
Page 3 of 3 FirstFirst 123
Results 17 to 24 of 24

Thread: Countertop Water Distillers

  1. #17
    Tropical Fish Enthusiast jimscott's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2003
    Location
    Western New York
    Posts
    18,768
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I have also noticed an odor from collected water of a PVC spout. I'll take a picture later on... not that a visual really proves anything...

  2. #18
    Tropical Fish Enthusiast jimscott's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2003
    Location
    Western New York
    Posts
    18,768
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I asked a Lowes associate about getting purified water other than through Walmart that might be cheaper. she suggested an organic store called Feelrite. There is one in Hamburg and she thinks there might be one in East Aurora. I'll have to Google this.

    http://www.insiderpages.com/b/371894...market-buffalo

    It turns out that they had a store location in West Seneca nearby. They do indeed have purified water and you if bring in your own gallon jug it costs 59 cents. That's a ~30 cent savings per gallon. I really have no idea how to calculate the cost of electricity with a countertop unit per gallon. But this is easy enough!

  3. #19
    Zero's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Location
    Dark side of the Moon
    Posts
    1,299
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Buy a R/O package off Ebay.
    CHEAP and great quality.
    Peace,
    Zero
    SK-8 OR DIE

    growlist

  4. #20
    Hello, I must be going... Not a Number's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    Los Angeles, CA
    Posts
    7,506
    Mentioned
    5 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    There are devices you can buy that you punch in the cost per Kilowatt Hour and then plug in what ever you want to monitor.

    Or dig up your last electricity bill and go to this Electricity Cost Calculator

    So also this thread.

    I currently pay $0.30/gallon from the machines in front of supermarkets and drug stores. It used to be $0.25 but went up around the same time that sales tax did in the City of Los Angeles.

    You can try contacting the Glacier Water Eastern Region Sales:

    Jim Shukert
    Director of Sales, Eastern Region
    (817) 416-8500 phone
    (817) 481-0728 fax
    jim.shukert@glacierwater.com

    PS: Jimscott like myself is renting. The landlord may not like him punching holes in the pipes and sheet rock for an under the counter RO unit. Counter top RO units are much more expensive and you may not be able to get enough pressure from the faucet hookup for the unit to operate efficiently.
    Last edited by Not a Number; 06-05-2010 at 08:14 AM.
    Grand Hotel... always the same. People come, people go. Nothing ever happens.

  5. #21
    herenorthere's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2003
    Location
    almost Hartford
    Posts
    3,785
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Are you sure that "purified" means RO or other low-TDS water? It should for that price, but it could just mean that they filter VOCs, etc.
    Bruce in CT

    Madness is something rare in individuals but in groups, parties, peoples, ages it is the rule. Friedrich Nietzsche

  6. #22
    Tropical Fish Enthusiast jimscott's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2003
    Location
    Western New York
    Posts
    18,768
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Thanks, Warren. I'll research this further.

    Bruce, it's the real deal. They even have a dispenser for "added minerals"; i.e, Calcium and other "salts".

    I wish my employer would be willing to part with the "expired" WFI that gets poured down the drain.

  7. #23
    Rocketcaver's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Location
    Southern Illinois, USA
    Posts
    475
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I was going to use the water from my newly installed AC unit as somone suggested, but the TDS meter reads it at 95. I'll check it again in a month or so.

  8. #24
    Tropical Fish Enthusiast jimscott's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2003
    Location
    Western New York
    Posts
    18,768
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Forget the distiller and the 59 cent water. I was talking with my bosses boss, asking him if he knew who my old boss talked to about the water that led him to decide that I couldn't take it home. He didn't know but he shared with me that he takes home "expired media", which is the same concept. He's willing to sign off on the "property removal" form. I also talked to the plant safety officer and he has no problem with it. I have what I need for free, pure water!

Page 3 of 3 FirstFirst 123

Similar Threads

  1. Looking for water hyacinth/water lettuce
    By Clint in forum Carnivorous Plant Trading Post
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 03-30-2007, 11:23 AM
  2. Water in water tray is ucky...
    By Outsiders71 in forum General Discussions
    Replies: 14
    Last Post: 12-05-2006, 09:01 PM
  3. Soft water vs hard water tips
    By MadAboutCPs in forum Tropical Pitcher Plants  (Nepenthes)
    Replies: 10
    Last Post: 07-12-2005, 10:56 PM
  4. Duckweed, water lettuce, water hyacinth?
    By Vertigo in forum Carnivorous Plant Trading Post
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 05-15-2005, 04:42 PM
  5. Water distillers - Redheart or Midori
    By Cindy in forum Foreign Carnivorous Plant Resources
    Replies: 9
    Last Post: 01-14-2004, 02:29 AM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •