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JustinHEMI;33519 Wrote:No, but I'm sure the chemistry lab at my nuclear power plant can handle a tap water sample. Big Grin

My guess is, based on my time in the Navy as an "engineering laboratory technician," is that the water quality should be just fine. It is tap water, so it's treated with chlorine, so there really shouldn't be any kind of degradation. Plus, with me pumping water out and oxygenating it, it shouldn't go stale.

Justin

I'm no expert, but how do you think something like that would fare on un-chlorinated well water? The water does pass through an ultraviolet light to kill any bacteria before it gets to the faucets in the house, however.
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#12
That is a really good idea and relatively inexpensive.

Having only one bathroom here makes it less appealing, but I guess in a true emergency where there is NO water, the shower would be out of commission anyway.





You should put fish in it.


Maybe sharks - with frickin' laser beams?
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Camper;33524 Wrote:
JustinHEMI;33519 Wrote:No, but I'm sure the chemistry lab at my nuclear power plant can handle a tap water sample. Big Grin

My guess is, based on my time in the Navy as an "engineering laboratory technician," is that the water quality should be just fine. It is tap water, so it's treated with chlorine, so there really shouldn't be any kind of degradation. Plus, with me pumping water out and oxygenating it, it shouldn't go stale.

Justin

I'm no expert, but how do you think something like that would fare on un-chlorinated well water? The water does pass through an ultraviolet light to kill any bacteria before it gets to the faucets in the house, however.

I would probably treat well water with bleach at the mix of 1 teaspoon of bleach per 10 gallons of water, or 1/8 teaspoon per gallon. At least that was my plan when I leaved out east and had a well. It probably isn't necessary, but for long term storage, I think it is a good idea.

I'd also do that if my tap water supply was known to be compromised before I filled up the aquapod.

Justin
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Camper;33524 Wrote:
JustinHEMI;33519 Wrote:No, but I'm sure the chemistry lab at my nuclear power plant can handle a tap water sample. Big Grin

My guess is, based on my time in the Navy as an "engineering laboratory technician," is that the water quality should be just fine. It is tap water, so it's treated with chlorine, so there really shouldn't be any kind of degradation. Plus, with me pumping water out and oxygenating it, it shouldn't go stale.

Justin

I'm no expert, but how do you think something like that would fare on un-chlorinated well water? The water does pass through an ultraviolet light to kill any bacteria before it gets to the faucets in the house, however.

UV doesn't kill bacteria directly, it destroys the bacteria's ability to reproduce. Like all poisons, it's not the poison, it's the dose. So the idea is to reduce the amount of bacteria in the water to a level that cannot cause harm to normal healthy humans.
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To wrap this up, I've been using the water out of the pod for the last couple of weeks for various tasks. I managed to use about half of it, but now I have to empty it to make the tub ready for some company I have coming this week.

It has held up just fine. The hand pump has held up so far, but I think it is easily the weakest part of the system. I'm glad I have a few extra on hand, and you can find the pumps pretty cheap from Amazon or your local hard ware store.

Justin
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