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Old 9th December 2017, 08:13 PM   #1
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Buy Distilled Water with Fast UK Delivery - Pure Distilled Water - Distilled Water Supplies

These guys sell 6 times filtered water anyone used them before?

I want to combine this with TergiKleen to fill my ultrasonic tank
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Old 10th December 2017, 02:35 AM   #2
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It is truly distilled, not deionized.

You are obviously not looking for lowest-lowest price. The water costs as much as gasoline, and the shipping costs more; but probably cheaper than any other aspect of this hobby. We used to be able to buy distilled water in a local shop, but I have not seen any other than deionized in decades.

They probably have the wrong "Kleinschmidt" on their history page. They found the guy who worked toward what became TeleType. It appears the still engineer was another Kleinschmidt, R V.
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Old 10th December 2017, 05:08 PM   #3
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I get distilled water at the local supermarket.


You could get a distiller and DIY... Amazon.com: Megahome Countertop Water Distiller, White, Glass Collection: Home & Kitchen
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Old 10th December 2017, 09:10 PM   #4
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It is truly distilled, not deionized.

You are obviously not looking for lowest-lowest price. The water costs as much as gasoline, and the shipping costs more; but probably cheaper than any other aspect of this hobby. We used to be able to buy distilled water in a local shop, but I have not seen any other than deionized in decades.

They probably have the wrong "Kleinschmidt" on their history page. They found the guy who worked toward what became TeleType. It appears the still engineer was another Kleinschmidt, R V.
Yeah I really am not fussed on costs I just want the cleanest water possible I read deionized is actually still got flaws in the water which can affect records.

I live in the UK so I don't mind sending off for this stuff but I don't know how I can test or verify it is clean.
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Old 10th December 2017, 10:10 PM   #5
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H.A.,
For whatever reason, distilled water is cheaper and more readily available in the US than in the UK. Any grocery store or mass merchandiser in the US has distilled water at less than $1 per gallon. This water will almost always test below 1 or 2 ppm on a TDS meter.

If I were in your shoes, given the higher costs and limited distribution for distilled water in the UK, I would consider a multi-stage RO and de-ionization filter like this one:
Mutli-Stage Filter RO+de-ionisation. Or,
Multi-Stage RO Water Filter.


You can run water through one of these filters twice, and easily get to 10ppm or below, which is more than good enough to clean records extremely well in an ultrasonic cleaner. If you're cleaning lots of records and your alternative is paying UK prices for distilled, this unit will save you lots of money, even counting in filter changes.

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...I don't know how I can test or verify it is clean.
I see no reason to doubt them. They have a picture of the right machine, and say they have pre-filters too. (These would not improve the product, but may mean less cruft in the still.) They are probably at least as hyper about "pure" as you are.

Sure, they could have a rusty bucket in the Thames and poly bottles they find along the banks. I've been buying "Spring Water" which it turns out is not from the original spring but from the town water mains (which taps the same aquifer and is State-tested). But as rip-offs go, there must be easier schemes than bottle water. My "Spring" water is fully disclosed as bottled municipal water. (I can actually go to the old farm and for 25 cents fill my jug from the original spring-pipe-- but it is no longer tested for safety.)

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It is truly distilled, not deionized.

... We used to be able to buy distilled water in a local shop, but I have not seen any other than deionized in decades......
Keeping it local

I'm looking at a bottle of 'Poland Spring' distilled water.

the label states that the source is the auburn municipal water supply LOL - But..

"purified by steam distillation"


What am i missing?
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UK distilled water?
As far as I know that's just the standard process for distillation, not to be confused with their drinking water.
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Ha, my page was stale, I didn't see PRR's post edit before mine when I posted. My reference to the municipal supply was making jest at the PS dynasty.

However, PRR seemed to indicate that you cannot buy Distilled, only De-ionized. I had a gallon of poland spring distilled at an arm's reach and was wondering if this was actually not distilled as I had thought.
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...'Poland Spring' distilled water.
the label states that the source is the auburn municipal water supply LOL - But..
"purified by steam distillation"
Poland Springs' main product is Natural Spring Water.

This comes from Nestle-owned wells drilled into aquifers that have/had a spring. (They are experts on interpreting the laws for "spring water".)

As long as they have trucks going everywhere, they expanded their range of products. Sparkling Water. Sparkling Flavored Water. And even Distilled water.
https://www.nestle-watersna.com/asse...nts/PS_ENG.pdf

Spring water should from (or near) a spring. Distilled water is NOT spring water-- there should be none of the minerals that keep spring water from being flat and lifeless. The filtering and distilling process ensures that. Spring water is semi-precious: there are only so many places with good springs and good transportation. It is entirely reasonable they take the raw stock for Distilled from any convenient clean cheap source. It is likely that surface waters or sand-wells (typical municipal sources) have less mineral content to crud-up the still.

Your label, and the PDF above, indicate that PS's distilled water IS distilled. I may have been looking in the wrong places.

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