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    51 Gallons Distilled

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    Re: 51 Gallons Distilled

    last time i bought a gallon jug like that for my darkroom, the jug was biodegradable and leaked all over the place before i could use it all. Big mess, and that was only a single jug.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ic-racer View Post
    last time i bought a gallon jug like that for my darkroom, the jug was biodegradable and leaked all over the place before i could use it all. Big mess, and that was only a single jug.
    Water, the bottles and recycling varies throughout our 50 states

    Almost no leakers from Kroger

    Walmart makes them leak by how they shelve them

    It is all delivered to my porch

    $1 a gallon is way cheaper than distilling at home

    What is recycling anyway...

    Here we fill old coal mines

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    Re: 51 Gallons Distilled

    When I saw the title of the thread I thought of something else.

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    I thought I was over-prepared with 20 gallons of distilled water in my darkroom, at $1 its easy to buy a lot so you don't have to go back out (hate going to stores, and no delivery at my place--too far from civilization.)

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    My limit has been 20 one gallon bottles of distilled water. Walmart bottles are indeed susceptible to leaking. Stop & Shop bottles never leaked in my experience. I have yet to check out Whole Foods bottles of distilled water.

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    One of the nice things about living in the N.W. Oregon, we have excellent water. I've never had to worry about minerals, etc., in the water.

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    Re: 51 Gallons Distilled

    I usually keep distilled water on hand - mostly for my espresso machine though! I do mix the C-41 and E-6 chemicals with distilled. Everything else is from the tap (well).

    The gallon jugs from Wal-Mart have never leaked for me.
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    I have a nice RO system dedicated for my darkroom. I have some nice 1 gallon bottles I've scrounged. I keep about 5 gallons racked off. Letting the water sit for a bit lets some of the air come out. My RO tank holds something like 6 gallons, it's nice water, not distilled but gets all the minerals out. Nice having pure water on tap.
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    My town water often fails to work, at least twice a year

    Old system

    I need backup

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