[Clayart] Water removal

vpitelka at dtccom.net vpitelka at dtccom.net
Sun Jan 9 20:42:23 UTC 2022

Hi Dorothy - 
Water from a humidifier is not distilled.  It is condensed from the air, but distilled water is sterilized by heat.  There is often a lot of bacteria growing in dehumidifiers, and you should not drink the water without boiling it.  
- Vince

Vince Pitelka
Potter, Writer, Teacher
Chapel Hill, NC
vpitelka at dtccom.net

-----Original Message-----
From: Clayart <clayart-bounces at lists.clayartworld.com> On Behalf Of Dorothy Parshall
Sent: Sunday, January 9, 2022 1:22 PM
To: Clayart international pottery discussion forum <clayart at lists.clayartworld.com>
Subject: Re: [Clayart] Water removal

I was wondering about the idea of ingesting water from a humidifier. It is distilled; why not? But… I have been using distilled water in the Kitchen for 20 years and in glazes for about 10 - thanks to the help of clayart my burgundy glaze works just fine! I have a bonafide distiller in the K.


> On Jan 9, 2022, at 6:33 AM, paul gerhold <gerholdclay at gmail.com> wrote:
> As long as you are not ingesting it!
> Paul
> Sent from my iPad
>> On Jan 8, 2022, at 2:58 PM, Snail Scott <claywork at flying-snail.com> wrote:
>>> On Jan 4, 2022, at 11:14 AM, John Rodgers <jrodgers113 at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> ... It was noted that
>>> there was a continuous stream of water coming from the dehumidifier. 
>>> That water, plus the air condition water,  being free of minerals 
>>> because it was condensate water, was used to make glazes…
>> My studio has no running water per se, but the condensation from my window A/C unit gives me about 1/2 gallon per hour in the summer months. I have a bucket on wheels underneath it, sitting in an oil-change pan as an overflow in case I don’t get the bucket swapped in time. I fill a bucket every day in the summer…more water than I can use, for glaze, washing, and every other thing. 
>> -Snail

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