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

Rich rich-mail at octoxol.com
Tue Jun 4 21:39:49 CDT 2013


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On 06/04/2013 08:55 PM, Dennis True wrote:
> 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.
>>>>>
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