sanguinearocks101 wrote: ↑Sat Jul 25, 2020 8:16 pmThanks for the idea! I forgot about that stuff. AC water is collected from the humidity in the air so it should be distilled. I think mine were harmed from dust that collected in the bucket
The only problem with the AC water is the pipes.
It was only recently that most every AC contractor went to PVC pipe exclusively for the condensate runoff. Even some newer installs have a unit where there is copper at the unit, then an adapter is installed to run PVC the rest of the way out to save money. Copper pipe ain't cheap.
Some do have the ability to run PVC right from the unit to the outside. However, since copper is an excellent conductor of heat, many units have copper or a copper alloy vanes inside the unit too that the water contacts.
Unfortunately, copper isn't good to plants, and TDS meters don't read it. It can slowly poison your plants, and there's almost no way to detect it if it is copper.
I wouldn't recommend using AC water exclusively. But, in a pinch, any water is better than no water.
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