[Homeroast] Boiler auto-fill circuity and distilled water RE: Distilled H2O
fparth at me.com
Tue Jun 4 15:40:07 CDT 2013
> Hold on here. Pure water has a pH of 7. That is, the hydrogen ion concentration is at the level of ten to the minus seventh. Acids have a lower pH, bases have a higher one.
> There is a percentage of all water, no matter how pure, with both OH molecules and hydrogen ions floating around. So there is always some charge no matter how pure the water. They just average out.
> Does distilled water conduct electricity? Yes it does.
> On Jun 4, 2013, at 11:17 AM, miKe mcKoffee <mcKona at comcast.net> wrote:
>> First it must be understood how the boiler auto-fill circuit works. A probe
>> has one end IN the water closing the electrical circuit. When the water
>> level goes below the probe the circuit opens, triggering the computer brain
>> to perform an "auto-fill".
>> The question then is "does distilled water conduct electricity?" Do your
>> research, in distilled water the water atom has no charge, not positive or
>> negative but is neutral. Electricity flows by the exchange of positive or
>> negative charged electrons atom to atom. Since distilled water atoms have no
>> charge there can be no electron exchange - no flow of electricity.
>> What an individual chooses to brew their coffee with I don't give a rip.
>> However anyone choosing to use (near) distilled water in an espresso machine
>> with auto-fill steam boiler is flirting with a flood disaster. It's science
>> not speculation. Some mineral content in water is required for electricity
>> to flow, period.
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