I agree with Dan.
Originally Posted by D Bergy
I personally would not use it for drinking water, but I do not think there is any practical way of distilling all of the water in your house anyway.
The next question is do you have city water or well water.
With city water you need to worry about the chlorine and fluoride in it.
With well water you can have a high mineral content.
I have well water so here is what I have done.
The water comes in from the well to a holding tank from there the only place raw well water is used is two outside garden spigots. All inside water first goes through a sediment filter to remove any sand and small boulders. Next it goes through a water softener to get rid of dissolved materials. This is now the water that is used through the majority of the house. However for the cold water in the kitchen sink and one other sink I now run it through an activated charcoal filter. This removes any strange odors at can come with well water.
Lastly for basic drinking water I run it through a reverse osmosis filter. This unit consists of two more activated charcoal filters plus the reverse osmosis filter thus what comes out of it is just
If you have city water you probably
would not need the sediment filter and the water softener. However a reverse osmosis unit is about the only way to get rid of fluoride short of threatening to hang your local officials which might not be a bad idea just on general principles.
The main draw back to RO is that is uses/wastes about five gallons of water to make one clean gallon. So if you are buying city water by the gallon this can be a concern.
There is one other way to get clean drinking water and that is to make your own. You can buy a machine that will condense water out of air.