[Homeroast] Boiler auto-fill circuity and distilled water RE: Distilled H2O

Dennis True dennist3 at gmail.com
Tue Jun 4 20:55:46 CDT 2013


last time we had the H2O debate, to this extent in 09 I think the RO crowd
was much more vocal...

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On Tue, Jun 4, 2013 at 9:38 PM, ricky carter <rickylc99 at gmail.com> wrote:

> ok a lot of conjecture here, and the information is soooo easy to find.
>  while distilled water will (barely) conduct electricity, it's anywhere
> from 1000 to 1,000,000 times poorer conductor than regular tap water,  :
>
> Wikipedia - on distilled water's conductivity
>  "Although water is generally considered to be a good electrical
> conductor--for example domestic electrical systems are considered
> particularly hazardous to people if they may be in contact with wet
> surfaces--*pure * water is a poor conductor. Conductivity of sea-water is
> typically 5 S/m,[4]<
> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Purified_water#cite_note-4>
> drinking
> water is typically in the range of 5-50 mS/m, while highly purified water
> can be as low as 5.5 μS/m, a ratio <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ratio> of
> about 1,000,000:1,000:1."
>
>
>
>
>
>
> On Tue, Jun 4, 2013 at 4:40 PM, Frank Parth <fparth at me.com> wrote:
>
> > > 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.
> >
> > > Frank
> >
> >
> > > 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.
> > >>
> > >> Slave to the Bean miKe mcKoffee
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> > >> http://www.mckoffee.com/
> > >>
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