And this explains why that is so.
So if you get your cpap in the US there just may be a reason why the US Resmed manual does NOT say "Tap or Drinking Water".rick blaine wrote: ↑Thu Nov 03, 2022 5:19 pmHi Thumper1947, Hi ozij,
When I was working full time, my job took me to six of the 50 states. Sometimes repeatedly, so that I visited CA, FL, and NY several times. The shortest trip was three weeks. The longest trip was three months. I think that counts as 'having lived and worked in America.
I was there in CA when they had that water panic in the late 80s. And I know the history of Legionnaires disease. And I never drink the iced water which they bring to the restaurant table as soon as my friends and colleagues and I sit down. But I appreciate it as a gesture. It is a form of courtesy.
And speaking of courtesy, I'm sure your intention in recommending distilled water to the UK-based Pod153 was, and is, a positive one. However ...
1. The tap water in homes throughout the UK is fit to drink. It has to be that way, by law.
There are differences up and down the country as to how 'hard' or how 'soft' – meaning the amount of calcium carbonate and magnesium carbonate which is dissolved in it. But all domestic water is safe to drink.
2. The kind of distilled water that can be bought in any supermarket in the US – Walmart, Vons, you name it – for less than a few dollars is just not available from equivalent stores in the UK. There is bottled water from this or that mountain spring, and it is safe. But it is not distilled.
3. You can buy what's labelled 'distilled water' in motoring supplies stores and in the little shops attached to gas stations. But that is not safe to drink. It is intended only for topping up car or truck batteries.
4. In the UK, the kind of distilled water that is safe to put in your mouth is (a) only available in pharmacy stores and via medical supply companies. And (b) is really, really expensive.
But as I said, British people – and visitors – can safely drink – and rinse and gargle with – the tap water.
Thanks again for your kind intention.
So telling US users what the UK Manual says is a bit *Off-Center*.
The UK drivers manual also says to drive on the left side of the road.
Give that a go in the US. Hey I read it in the owners manual.
But hey feel free to use any water you want.
It's your therapy you can use rain water, that's been distilled by Mother Nature, right?