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Is there any place to purchase pure water for the purpose of hand-washing clothing? Otherwise, what

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by stylemeup, Mar 22, 2012.

  1. stylemeup

    stylemeup Well-Known Member

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    Is there any place to purchase pure water for the purpose of hand-washing clothing?

    By pure water, I mean water without any of the stuff that is usually found in water as a result of man putting it there, that will be harmful to clothing, like chlorine, fluoride, industrial pollution, remnants of flushed pills, etc.

    I know that bottled water won't work, because that is equivalent to tap water.

    Does any solution exist that will allow me to avoid using impure water? Moving to a country with natural deposits of pure water is not an option. Hence, I am requesting a solution that will allow me to purchase pure water in portable form, in small amounts (maybe 25 liters at a time), without me having to travel anywhere to get it.

    If that is not possible, do good filter options exist that will remove all the chemicals from water that might be harmful to clothing? If so, what options are there? The problem with this option is that I do not own the property where I live, therefore I am not authorized to make permanent changes to how the pipes/faucets function. I would only be allowed to use a filter system that can be installed and removed without requiring any expense or difficulty.
     
  2. GoldenTribe

    GoldenTribe Well-Known Member

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    - if you live in Toronto you can have pure (distilled?) water delivered to you in those standard 5-gallon water jugs
    - you can easily buy an external osmosis filter for your faucet that doesn't require permanent installation
    - neither of these things is the least bit necessary.....
     
  3. stylemeup

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    Thanks for the insights.

    Do those things remove all chlorine, fluoride and every other chemical that has no business touching clothing?

    I do not know much about this subject, hence I am not aware of if "distilled" water accomplishes that purpose, or if "external osmosis" accomplishes that purpose. If those processes do that, that's great. Do they?

    For the refillable water bottles, where are the best places to get those filled up?
     
  4. entrero

    entrero Well-Known Member

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    Where exactly do you live brah? Near the oil sands?
     
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  5. texas_jack

    texas_jack Well-Known Member

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    Ever heard of distilled water?
     
  6. viator

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    This is a whole new level of OCD.
     
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  7. black_umbrella

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    You know, water is a pretty aggressive solvent on pretty much any synthetic polymer. So if you have any clothing that isn't a natural fiber, the water, all by itself, can eventually have pretty detrimental effects. Also, will you use detergent? I would be far less worried about the stuff in normal water compared to the stuff in ALL soaps, regardless of natural level.
     
  8. JayJay

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    +1. :facepalm:
     
  9. KObalto

    KObalto Well-Known Member

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    I'm just curious if we have managed to style you up yet. Pics?
     
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  10. Nicola

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    Not to mention all the laundry products are designed to work with tap water.

    To the OP you go to the grocery store. They should have the 19litre carboys . If you're serious :embar: buy a few. In the long run it'll be cheaper to just toss the clothes after each wear.
     
  11. SpooPoker

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    Please describe who makes your shirts.
     
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  12. Nicola

    Nicola Well-Known Member

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    A Tibetan monk using nothing but high Himalayan snow melt.
     
  13. F. Corbera

    F. Corbera Well-Known Member

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    Based on what I read in another recent StyleForvm thread, it might be possible to sand your clothes without even using water.
     
  14. rach2jlc

    rach2jlc Well-Known Member

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    Ah, some classic style me up action right here. It's been a while!
     
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  15. jrd617

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    OP, this thread is unnecessary

    Thanks to a great product I picked up at CVS, I don't have to wash my shirts anymore.
     
  16. anginaprinzmetal

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    Welcome back Reev... Or is it Iroh??
     
  17. jrd617

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    Only wright was banned.
     
  18. MyOtherLife

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    You should be more concerned with the chemicals that are harmful to your body than your clothes.
    That said, you'll need a water filtration system with reverse osmosis membranes.
    It looks something like this...

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    source ^ http://waterfilterz.com/1787-water-factory-filters.html

    Berkey offers good home options

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    source ^ http://www.berkeywaterfiltersystem.com/

    And don't forget adding a filtration device to your shower head. Protect your skin.

    [​IMG]
    Source ^ http://www.jamesfilter.com/berkeyshowerfilter.aspx
     
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  19. DLester

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    Is this thread a gag? I am not on this side of the fence often enough to know.

    Has to be a gag.

    Right?
     
  20. rach2jlc

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    read "threads started" and you'll see
     

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