Introduction: Homemade Water Distiller! - the Deluxe (Stainless Steel) Pure Water Still! - Easy DIY | Full Instr.
Homemade Water Distiller! - The Deluxe (Stainless Steel) Pure Water Still! - Easy DIY | Full Instr.
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Step 1: Watch the Instructional Video...
Step 2: Read the Description...
Homemade Water Distiller! The Deluxe "Stainless Steel" Pure Water Still! Easy DIY. Distills all types of Dirty-water/Salt-water to a clean fresh drinking water. made using a stainless steel teapot and 6 feet of stainless steel tubing. can either be used on a standard stove burner or rocket stove/campfire/parabolic dish for total off-grid operation. assembles/disassembles fast for easy portability. great for emergency or everyday use. produces water about 50% faster than my standard stainless steel design. a few details: the 24" stainless steel supply lines are 3/4". the pvc piece is 1 1/4" OD to 3/4" threaded. the coupler is 1 1/4" to 1 1 /4". (adjust these as necessary to your specific kettle)
Step 3: First: Gather the Items Needed
1.) tea kettle (i used one made out of an 18/10 stainless steel (high quality)
2.) heat source (electric burner, rocket stove, camp fire, parabolic solar dish etc...)
3.) Three "2 foot long" sections of corrugated 3/4" stainless steel plumbing supply line (standard for water heaters)
4.) Two 3/4" pipe connectors (i used brass)
5.) flexible pipe connector and PVC pipe connector (choose these based on your individual tea kettle)
6.) collection jars ( i used glass ones)
7.) only tool needed is a screwdriver
Step 4: The Build... (first Bending and Connecting the Pipes)
A.) the first thing i did was to bend each of the pipes into the shape of a "U" (more or less). the idea behind this was to make sort of an elongated spiral. i wanted to have the water go up to the highest point quickly and then spiral around in a downward direction (all while maintaining a sense of balance with the unit). you should play around with this to get it just right or you could probably just keep the pipes straight if you have the room to do that. just make sure the unit is supported.
B.) then i took the brass pipe connectors and screwed the pipes together (see pics above). *i would have made a tighter spiral (except for the fact that you can't make tight bends anywhere near the connectors).
Step 5: Now Connect the Two Adapters Together...
to do that just push the PVC piece into the flexible pipe connector and tighten (the flexible pipe connector comes with the clamps). then screw the pipe and PVC piece together
Step 6: And That Will Drop on the Tea Kettle...
once you've added your dirty or saltwater to the tea kettle, just slide the pipe connector onto the spout of the kettle and tighten (see pics above)
Step 7: Here's a Couple of Pics of Me Making "sea Water"...
Step 8: Now Connect the Kettle and the Pipe Assembly Together...
connect and turn on the burner. within a few minutes the collection jar will start to fill with distilled water! check out how clear the water is (in the drinking glass picture above).
Step 9: Have Fun Building and Using It!
for any clarification or questions just drop a note in the comments section. i'll check often and answer