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Is it a problem that i had some small drops of tap water in my e-liquid mixing bottle?

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  1. BigDJKing

    BigDJKing New Member

    Sep 14, 2019
    I mixed my first e-liquid. Before i mixed the e-liquid I washed out the new mixing bottle with tap water. After that i just shaked of the most of the water ,but some realy small drops of tap water has left in the bottle. I readed this comment about that.
    "I do know NEVER NEVER use tap water only distilled. I hear people can get brain eating infections using the netty pot for their sinuses"
    But i already mixed my E-liquid so i can use it or i have to drop it in the trash?
     
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  2. GOMuniEsq

    GOMuniEsq Self-Proclaimed Member ECF Veteran

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    Aug 25, 2012
    Alberta, Canada
    Lol I think you'll be fine.
     
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  3. Tabac man

    Tabac man Super Member

    May 24, 2019
    London
    Depends. If ya live in Flint well....
     
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  4. Eskie

    Eskie ECF Guru Verified Member ECF Veteran

    May 6, 2016
    NY
    No worries. I've had tapwater traces on tanks after rinsing them out, bottles when mixing, all the rest. Sure, if I were mixing up 100 ml of juice and wanted to add 10 ml of water to straight VG to help decrease viscosity I'd try to use distilled water, but what you're talking about is hardly worth mentioning. IMO.

    Wait around a while and someone will be by to tell you their second cousin's best friend's ex girlfriend once mixed with drops of water in the bottle and her acne got worse. Honest, something like that always ends up in these threads. Just ignore them. You're perfectly safe.

    You don't happen to live in Flint MI with all the lead in the water, right?
     
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  5. gpjoe

    gpjoe Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Oct 30, 2013
    Up North
    I do it all the time, whether it is a tank or pod or juice bottle that I rinsed - I just shake em out and fill.
     
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  6. DPLongo22

    DPLongo22 Open mind for a different view... Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Dec 17, 2011
    Midworld
    Another vote for "fine".

    At least I hope so because I've got about eight years worth of "drops" that have gone through me.

    I probably should have checked on that a while ago, eh? :blush: ;)
     
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  7. stols001

    stols001 Mistress of the Dark Nicotinic Arts Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    May 30, 2017
    Tucson, AZ
    You are good. Glad you asked. I hate to see even a drop of eliquid anywhere wasted these days,
    Anna
     
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  8. bombastinator

    bombastinator ECF Guru Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Sep 12, 2010
    MN USA
    The problem with netti pots is generally with ones that aren’t cleaned. Netti pots also use warm not boiling liquid.

    Tap water is sub optimal because it’s not quite pure water. It has things like fluoride and rust particles if your pipes are steel in it. Generally though the water shouldn’t have anything alive in it, and even then the liquid has to be vaporized by the coil which is generally a few hundred Fahrenheit at the very least
     
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  9. SupplyDaddy

    SupplyDaddy I'm considered a Mad Scientist in some circles! Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Oct 21, 2012
    San Antonio, Texas
    You'll live.

    'Nuff said!

    Just don't make an actual mix using tap water, m'K?
     
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  10. Tabac man

    Tabac man Super Member

    May 24, 2019
    London
    I had to google netti pots. People actually do this? Who knew.
     
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  11. stols001

    stols001 Mistress of the Dark Nicotinic Arts Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Tucson, AZ
    It actually works quite well. During the worst time of my son's allergies, I had about 15 of them, my PCP said, "Oh, I think we have some!" and returned with I think ALL of them.

    The only problem with Neti pots is that they work-- if you use them right, and you use them consistently. My experience with Neti pots is that after every time I used one, I would think to myself "I am never doing that again."

    Yes, you need them clean, yes they work, yes salt water is the best (careful not too much salt) and well, don't really bother trying to get an 8 year old to do it. I have 14 unopened neti pots somewhere unless the husband tossed them which probably happened at some point.
    Anna
     
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  12. Tabac man

    Tabac man Super Member

    May 24, 2019
    London
    Make me wonder how I ever survived this long.
     
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  13. vaper1960

    vaper1960 Ultra Member

    Apr 24, 2019
    California, US
    It really depends on the quality of your tap water. Do you drink it? Where I live, I filter tap water because it has chlorine in it (but that also means no germs) My water is also very hard (minerals) so I would never use it to dilute juices (bad for coil) A few drops doesn't matter at all. I miss the water where I lived in the mountains! Super clean, super soft (had it tested... the guy said he couldn't believe any tap water was that soft)
    One last thing worth mentioning... water pipes. Steel will have some iron in the water. Doesn't really hurt you anyway, but copper pipes can be an issue (especially with soft water) First thing in the morning, when water has set in the pipes all night, it can have copper in it... that is bad! Run a gallon out before using any. hard water tends to coat the pipes with minerals, so not so much of an issue. Steel pipes leave orange/red stains... copper leaves green stains (like in your sink)
     
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  14. Jwaterski

    Jwaterski Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    Apr 27, 2013
    OKC, OK
    Sorry, thought you knew by now, you didn't, that last close call, wasn't! Ever seen Sixth sense?;)
     
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  15. bombastinator

    bombastinator ECF Guru Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Sep 12, 2010
    MN USA
    This is a problem for anyone who reaches adulthood. There were numerous times I should have died as a child. The good news is no one lives forever! Eventually something is bound to catch up with you and you won’t have to worry about it anymore :)
     
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  16. Tabac man

    Tabac man Super Member

    May 24, 2019
    London
    No .....
     
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  17. Tabac man

    Tabac man Super Member

    May 24, 2019
    London
    You guys have me worried. I'm gonna stock up on netti pots.
     
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  18. fiddleshe

    fiddleshe Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Dec 11, 2013
    Phoenix, AZ
    That was me. I got back zits like crazy!
     
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  19. Falconeer

    Falconeer Ultra Member ECF Veteran

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    Nov 27, 2015
    Hawick, Scotland.
    Basically no ... I worry about the things modren (sic) people find to worry about ... but then again I was a kid a kid back in the 50s!
     
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  20. greenmachine17

    greenmachine17 Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    May 12, 2015
    Street Level U.S.A.
    Shouldn't be a problem, dont fret.
    Unless you live in Newark NJ :(
     
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