While out roughing it water is the most important concern. So we put togeher a water filter system to gravity feed from one 55 gallon food grade plastic barrel to another. The top barrel had a hole cut in the bottom side and a 1.5 inch pvc connecter installed. 1,5 inch was chosen for the upstream sections of the system because it is cheaper. There may be more to come on upstream system development.
Step 1: Parts
One berkey water filter +
-1/4 wingnut for threaded nipple(this one was a semisoft air filter cover plastic replacement wingnut)
one rubber or leather gasket
one 2 inch threaded pvc plug
one 1.5 to 2 inch pvc connector
one 2 inch to 2 inch threaded pvc connector
one 18 inch piece of 2 inch pvc
one 90 degree male to female (this may chage according to how you attach to your barrel)
Step 2: Drill Hole in 2 Inch Plug and Insert Wingnut
Yeah wingnuts are REALLY wondrous and useful. Some of them don't seem practical but they are much needed.
Step 3: Put Gasket on Berkey Nipple and Screw Into Plug With the Wingnut
Step 4: Lower Threaded Couple Over Filter and Screw Into Plug
Your thing should look like this...
Step 5: Slide 2 Inch Piece Over Filter and Attach 2 to 1.5 Coupler
I knew we could do it!
Step 6: Add the Connector You Wish to Use to Connect to Your Barrel
Yarrrgh, yup that IS a pirate fish!
Hey I like to use silicone sealant for some of the connections and yup it can get a little difficult to clean up when ya gotta fiddle the system. SO THE BEST SEALANT TO USE has been a little beeswax mixed with cooking oil. Or even bacon grease if you are critter kitchen. I also like to put a silver spoon or other silverware in the upstream pipe... It actually DOES kill microbugs...
-the fish, it swims