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    That's basically what I have been doing for over a year now. I would understand if the water was ponding on the roof and had opportunity to leach impurities, but a rainstorm normally passes through quickly enough that there aren't issues. It may not be a perfect approach, but it's easy, cheap, and effective, if you live where it rains frequently enough. And my observations are identical to that of elgecko's.

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    solar stills are another method that is popular in the less developed parts of the world, they can range in size from tiny to large...

    I use to give the boy scout merit badge in energy, part of my requirements was have the scouts build a solar oven, it will amaze ya how well this can work with only the most basic of materials

    small demo size

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    thanks for the links to rainwater collecting and solar stills, av. those are very helpful.

    i hate to ask the same question again, but elgeco/jim, what material is your roofing made of? because i think different roofs can be more/less harmful depending on what they're made of. mine is asphalt shingles, which is why i am more concerned about chemicals leaching. but if you two have asphalt shingles too, and no problems, maybe i will worry less about it.

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