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Is it okay to boil tap water here?

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Despite living in a very hot climate I do enjoy a couple of brews a day, but it's getting tiresome filling up the old kettle with purchased drinking water., not to mention expensive (well ok, but you know what I mean)
 
So as the title suggests is totally safe to boil water straight from the taps here?
 
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I would assume so,

Might be worth looking into some sort of filter as well.

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You boil the water so you shouldn't be concerned about bacteria, etc.

 

In my building the water quality is sometimes not as good as it should be because of old water pipes and "dirty" water. If you want consistent good taste then bottled water is the better option. 

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There should be some laboratory where one could get a sample checked, for what ever it is worth?

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1 minute ago, ravip said:

There should be some laboratory where one could get a sample checked, for what ever it is worth?

You can buy a cheap TDS meter off lazada/shopee which will do the trick.

If you want to send to a lab, try contacting Brianet to see if they have any home kits.

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Ok so as I thought the answer is no. I won't be buying any filters or the like, or going off to labs for checks lol. I just wanted a simple yes or no which I now have.

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Just now, BritManToo said:

I've been doing it for the past 12 years ........ not dead yet!

Which part of Thailand are you from, please?

 

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Ok, Got it! CM 😜

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14 minutes ago, BritManToo said:

 

I have a TDS pen, 80ppm in Chiang Mai, which is pretty good by world standards (limit being 400ppm).

 

 

I have no idea at all what that is. I'm talking about putting tap water into a normal old kettle and boiling, that's it.

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Just now, Keyser Soze666 said:

I have no idea at all what that is. I'm talking about putting tap water into a normal old kettle and boiling, that's it.

 TDS meter is a small hand-held device used to indicate the Total Dissolved Solids in a solution, usually water. Since dissolved ionized solids, such as salts and minerals, increase the conductivity of a solution, a TDS meter measures the conductivity of the solution and estimates the TDS from that reading.

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3 minutes ago, DaftToPutRealName said:

You can buy a cheap TDS meter off lazada/shopee which will do the trick.

If you want to send to a lab, try contacting Brianet to see if they have any home kits.

Would a TDS meter show any chemical contents?

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34 minutes ago, KC 71 said:

I would assume so,

Might be worth looking into some sort of filter as well.

 

If the cost of bottled  water is an impediment, surely a filter would be out of the question.

I think if he boils tap water for at least one minute he'll be OK.    The taste might not be to his liking.

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