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Re: Making Distilled Water?

YMMV = Your Mileage May Vary. A common web chat abreviation meaning it might or might not work for you.

I agree that niether desalinator nor RO system water should be used for batteries - use only distilled. RO does not strip out 100% of the mineral content.

The tea kettle contraption may indeed work, but I would still recommend SS tubing over copper, as I have no idea affect what trace amounts of copper would have on the battery electrolyte. If you do use the kettle whistle, make certain it can pop off of the kettle spout easily.

Re: previous post, no, you don't need nor want ANY elevated pressure, hence no superheat. I mentioned superheated steam in the case of the tube bursting. Not really superheated in terms of steam plant operation, I was using it for emphasis. A lot of people have no idea how dangerous steam can be.

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