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post #1 of 34 (permalink) Old 03-01-2008, 10:27 PM Thread Starter
 
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Is it safe to drink water....

from the bathroom tap that has been boiled in a kettle as opposed to the kitchen tap

Very strange question but I had to find a cheaper place for rent as it is too expensive living in Hollywood

I am living in a small place with no kitchen so I ask this question
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Do you boil the water before you brush your teeth?!
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Do you boil the water before you brush your teeth?!
Well I mean boil the water to drink?

and we use water to rinse our mouth not to drink
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Re: Is it safe to drink water....

Where are you? California or Ireland?

P. S. If you boil it, it's sterile no matter where it came from.
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Hollywood....Florida? If so I would say "yes" boil your water. LOL!
I think this depends where in the world you live and if you've lived there long. Tap water is fairly decent, especially considering water sources available to humans thus far. If you're visiting Mexico I would say "no" don't drink the water.
When in doubt, have someone else try it first and observe their reaction.
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"I like Turtles"
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Yeah if you boil it it'll be fine. There should be a way to find out how your neighborhood treats the water . . . and what their limits are for coliforms such as E. coli. Also - the pipes in your house play a part in how clean the water is. If you've got pipes swarming with biofilms you'll have a higher number of organisms in your water . . . and it might be worth it to boil the water. Are you on well water?
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Where are you? California or Ireland?

P. S. If you boil it, it's sterile no matter where it came from.
Im in California now studying

So I understand that boiling the water kills all the bacteria in the water thus safe to drink

cheers I got sick here once and didnt like it as if I have to be hospitalised chances are I have to go back to Ireland
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I actually had loads when I was a kid but gave them away when we moved house

I guess this is off topic

Anyway thanks lads for answering me question

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Hollywood....Florida?
Do you live in Hollywood, Florida?

I used to live down there, and no, I didn't drink the water.

wildchild247, just start drinking the water, you'll get used to it.
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Dude, unless you live in some exotic place, the water in the kitchen comes from the same pipe as water in the bathroom. And they're both safe to drink. Sure, the water may taste like crap, but if it weren't safe to drink the utility company would go down in flames.
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Dude, unless you live in some exotic place, the water in the kitchen comes from the same pipe as water in the bathroom. And they're both safe to drink. Sure, the water may taste like crap, but if it weren't safe to drink the utility company would go down in flames.
I only ask because I dont want to get sick as I was visiting relatives in hong kong one summer and their tap water is not safe to drink and me being drinking from the tap like I normally do in Ireland drink the water and get sick

And my relatives told me to drink the water from the water dispenser machine thing

I was sick for the whole holiday which sucked
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Reminds me of the Seinfeld episode where George pees in the shower. " Pipes are pipes" then Elaine says "different pipes go to different places, You're gonna mess them up"
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Reminds me of the Seinfeld episode where George pees in the shower. " Pipes are pipes" then Elaine says "different pipes go to different places, You're gonna mess them up"
I remember that episode

I love seinfeld

I know its off topic but seinfeld is worth it, great show

check out this
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xdboMyRqMG8

well solution is Im gonna boil the kettle using the bathroom tap so all is well
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