Introduction: Washing Machine Water Filter

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Some washing machines and dishwashers come with mini water filters that usually get clogged easily. This is a very easy and cheap water filter for this purposes.

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Algunas lavadoras de ropa y trastes incluyen filtros de agua que son muy pequeños y tienden a taparse facilmente. Esta es una forma facil y barata de hacer un filtro de agua para este proposito.

Step 1: Piece List

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You need:

-a water bottle
-water fittings
-oakum or gauze
-drill
-hot glue


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Se necesita:
-una botella de agua
-coples (macho y hembra)
-gasa o estopa
-taladro
-pegamento caliente

Step 2: Make

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-Drill a hole in bottom of the bottle and in the cap.
-Insert the water fittings and seal them with hot glue.
-Fill the bottle with gauze or oakum.
-Insert the cap in the bottle and seal with hot glue.


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-Perfore un agujero en el fondo de la botella y en la tapa.
-Inserte las conexiones de agua y sellarlos con pegamento caliente.
-Llena la botella con una gasa o estopa.
-Inserte la tapa en la botella y sellar con pegamento caliente.

Step 3: Use

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Attach your newly created filter to the water line.

Enjoy!


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Inserta el filtro en la linea del agua.

Disfrutalo!

Comments

ddsouza (author)2011-05-15

Are you sure that the water bottle can withstand the pressure found in most household supply lines. Quite sure that in Canada in the GTA that it will not. Nice idea though. I would still have spent on buying the cheapest commercial filter with a polycarbonate case. DD

pchalita (author)ddsouza2011-05-15

DD, we don´t have a big pressure in Mexico so clearly I don´t know if ithe water bottle withstand a high amount of pressure.

I was planning actually on making the filter with a PVC tube connected directly with the water fittings (or with caps and then the fittings) which I think could do the job.

Thanks for your comment.

ironsmiter (author)pchalita2011-05-15

If you'd like to check your own pressure, I'm sure even in the Canada, pressures vary.

Typically, Soda bottles can handle 100PSI without issue.
Water bottles, probably less. they seem to be made of flimsier plastic.
probably because they don't have to deal with the carbonation pressures.

Normal water pressure is typically around 65PSI...


I think the fail point would be the hot glue.
well before the bottle burst, that glue would spring a leak.

pchalita (author)ironsmiter2011-05-15

ironsmiter, thanks for sharing your knowledge.

Hot glue does the job but maybe yes, with time it may leak. I think that for projects thought to last in time other sealer would be a better option.

silicon maybe?

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