I've just recentely bought one of mr Ellis' machines (before I ran across this blog)
and I must say that I too requested info. about the machine ,which I never received, but I gave it a try anyway. First off I did'nt by it for any existing health related reasons, I live in San diego Ca. and we have I think the worlds worst tasting tap water.
I received the machine promptly (approx 2 weeks), and the instructions were somewhat cheesey, (photocopied) for something that cost $1700.00
although it was very easy to assemble. my machine makes about a half a gallon of the distilled water an hour and I must say with out a doubt this is the best tasting water I have ever tasted. I was pleasently suprised in that a bottle of water that I left in my truck for about a week, in the sun, did not have any staleness to it and was remakebly "cold". When this water is refrigerated its probably some of the "coldest" water you've ever tasted.
One thing I would like to change though is to be able to take the overflow water and to recycle it into the tub instead of wasting it down the sink, (although I do fill a 5 gallon jug for other purposes).
My machine does not leak and the fan seems to work well without any vibration.I must say that if all my machine does is yield water that tastes this good, reliably, for the next few years than I will be happy with my purchase.
So as far as I'm concerned, to borrow from Adam Sandler, "That is some high quality H20".
No I don't work for or know John E......