I will show a very simple method of collecting water from a leak (ie a ceiling dripping) using scotch tape and a bottle. The tape acts as a guide to let the dripping water flow into a bottle. This is almost the same as the classic method of putting a pot right under your leak, but it doesn't require that the pot be directly under the leak. You can also use only one pot for multiple leaks.
What you'll need:
- A good amount of scotch tape, it must be connected in a long roll, so individual strips won't do.
- A collector bottle, I used a large blue jug from a water dispenser like in an office. But I think smaller ones would work, like a 2 liter, or even a pot/pan.
- A leak which must be dripping from somewhere higher than where your collector will be.
You probably get the idea by now but I guess I need to have steps.
Here is a video of the setup: