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  • DIY Atmospheric Drinking Water Generator

    Just giving you an update. I finally had the time to piece everything together. Everything is going well so far.Right now, the humidity outdoors is 51% but indoors only about 35%. The machine ran for 8 hours last night then turned it off because I didn't want to run it while I was asleep and I was unsure of how it would handle overfills. I turned it back on about 2 hours ago. So far, in the 10 hours it's ran, I've got about 6 gallons of water. Not too bad. Especially considering it takes about an hour to "warm up" the dehumidifier so that's 2 hours total on just waiting for the condenser to start doing it's job. The only real issue I had/have is locating the 3M scrubber pads. I decided to replace it with a micro pore aquarium filter. Unfortunately, in doing so - managed to dam...

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    Just giving you an update. I finally had the time to piece everything together. Everything is going well so far.Right now, the humidity outdoors is 51% but indoors only about 35%. The machine ran for 8 hours last night then turned it off because I didn't want to run it while I was asleep and I was unsure of how it would handle overfills. I turned it back on about 2 hours ago. So far, in the 10 hours it's ran, I've got about 6 gallons of water. Not too bad. Especially considering it takes about an hour to "warm up" the dehumidifier so that's 2 hours total on just waiting for the condenser to start doing it's job. The only real issue I had/have is locating the 3M scrubber pads. I decided to replace it with a micro pore aquarium filter. Unfortunately, in doing so - managed to damage a couple of the condenser fins due to the filter thickness (about an inch). I plan on replacing this with a 0.5 cm (0.19 inch) thin. This definitely varies depending upon the type of dehumidifier you choose.The Zen filter I'm using for this project takes 2 full tanks as waste tanks. So I won't be able to comment on the quality of the water or taste. I'll post another comment in a few days on that. I also have plans to send the water in for quality testing.All in all; so far things are looking promising.

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  • DIY Atmospheric Drinking Water Generator

    I very much appreciate you taking the time to answer all of my questions. I seriously can't thank you enough. When this is all done, I promise I'll give you a nice tip/donation!Okay, I lied.. I have more questions. lol. Sorry about bothering you!What are your thoughts about the filters that comes with the Zen unit?According to the brochure, the top filter (Micro-Ceramic Filter dome) is the first line of defense filtering out impurities, bacteria, pesticides etc. It has a pore diameter of 0.2 microns. I believe you're replacing it with the Stefani which only has a 1.5 micron filter.Can you tell me how these two compete? Wouldn't it be better to use the filter it comes with and save myself some money?Furthermore, the bottom filter the unit comes with is a 6 stage filter which features som...

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    I very much appreciate you taking the time to answer all of my questions. I seriously can't thank you enough. When this is all done, I promise I'll give you a nice tip/donation!Okay, I lied.. I have more questions. lol. Sorry about bothering you!What are your thoughts about the filters that comes with the Zen unit?According to the brochure, the top filter (Micro-Ceramic Filter dome) is the first line of defense filtering out impurities, bacteria, pesticides etc. It has a pore diameter of 0.2 microns. I believe you're replacing it with the Stefani which only has a 1.5 micron filter.Can you tell me how these two compete? Wouldn't it be better to use the filter it comes with and save myself some money?Furthermore, the bottom filter the unit comes with is a 6 stage filter which features some pretty impressive things.You can see the graphic here:http://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/HoQAAOxy9eVRL6W-/s-l...1 = The top candle filter2 = Silver impregnated granulate activated carbon3 = Ionic Exchange resin (apparently softens water and removes heavy metals)4 = Far Inrared balls (Activates water molecules for better health?)5 = Silica Sand (better PH, which is kind of what I was asking for in last comment)6 = Mineral Stones (more minerals in your water is always better)How does that compete with the Berkey filter?On the water PH and heaviness - I know that there is serious debate about Alkaline water. That aside, my mom has cancer and she's into the higher PH water. I'm also making the assumption that more minerals in her diet would be a good thing as she's not eating hardly anything. What are your thoughts?

    Perfect, thanks for all your help! I also forgot to thank you for the instructable in my last post. One last question. Will the Stefani + Berkley filter fit the Zen water tank? More specifically, do all water tanks use a standard so that these filters fit?I'm just curious because if for any reason they stop selling these particular filters, I'd like to purchase alternatives instead of having to buy a whole new holding/filtering tank.It would also be great if I could find a filter that raises the PH to around 7.0 - 7.5 in addition to all of the filtering capabilities of the Steffani Colloidal Silver ceramic Candle. Or maybe I can stack the filters somehow?I suppose as a last resort I could lead the filtered water into an alkalizing type machine.

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  • DIY Atmospheric Drinking Water Generator

    Attempting to build one of these. I'm in the USA so unfortunately the 240v units you listed won't work. Also, I'm looking to get a bit more water for daily use. Anywhere between 4 to 6 gallon should be sufficient but more is better. My relative humidity is between 45% and 90% depending upon season. What do you expect my real world harvest would be? 2 to 4 gallon?I'm having relative success on finding a unit but I've ran into a few problems.My requirements SEEM relatively simple; but just asking for a little more help.Looking for:* Decent sized unit (70 pint / 8 gallon)* One that has a tube or even better a continuous flow drain port* Around a $200 budget for this unit (not counting the filter, etc)* Runs off 110v, and preferably around/under 600 watts (for solar)What could you recommend...

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    Attempting to build one of these. I'm in the USA so unfortunately the 240v units you listed won't work. Also, I'm looking to get a bit more water for daily use. Anywhere between 4 to 6 gallon should be sufficient but more is better. My relative humidity is between 45% and 90% depending upon season. What do you expect my real world harvest would be? 2 to 4 gallon?I'm having relative success on finding a unit but I've ran into a few problems.My requirements SEEM relatively simple; but just asking for a little more help.Looking for:* Decent sized unit (70 pint / 8 gallon)* One that has a tube or even better a continuous flow drain port* Around a $200 budget for this unit (not counting the filter, etc)* Runs off 110v, and preferably around/under 600 watts (for solar)What could you recommend?Other question: I'm looking at getting the Zen water filter but I don't understand how the filters work. I saw an update where you said you're now using 2 different filters. Will this one work?http://zenwatersystems.com/products/rejuvenateWill these filters help with units potentially leaching aluminum from the dehumidifier? The whole point of this project is to have MUCH better quality water than what I'm getting on tap - which shouldn't be too difficult. If I drank straight mud puddle water, I'd be in better shape than the nasty stuff from the faucet.

    Edit:I found this unit, but I don't see any clear pictures of the drain tube. I know the bucket is sort of pull-out style. I just don't want a direct drip type unit.. Having that tub is probably a necessity for this project.http://www.amazon.com/Keystone-Energy-Star-Dehumidifier-KSTAD70B/dp/B00CEZA018?ie=UTF8&keywords=steel%20plate%20dehumidifier&qid=1462474826&ref_=sr_1_fkmr1_2&sr=8-2-fkmr1

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