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I designed this before there was a Lifestraw. However you cannot produce large amounts of purified water with a lifestraw. It is micron-1 as well.
Filters require maitenance. They need cleaning and replacement. Many folks don't follow the rules.
Then there is no filter that will work as the lowest is micron-1.
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Spread your baking powder on a cookie sheet and bake at 200 degrees for an hour. This will turn your baking soda into soda ash. soda ash is used as an electrolyte for many purposes but jewelers use it for Gold plating jewelry and watches. You should have better results with Soda Ash. If you don't want to make it you can buy it but making it is easier and cheaper. https://www.lesliespool.com/Leslies-Soda-Ash-Buckets/Soda-Ash.htm?Product%20Type=Pool%20Chemical&Chemical%20Type=pH&Dosage=1-lb-per-10000-gallons&Manufacturer=leslies&gclid=CjwKCAiArK%5FfBRABEiwA0gOOc8u08KdSaZNHQeLNpLdrUC5w9AXpZzMFc7pwtp4Q9XI9CXWJqvGFZhoC9r8QAvD%5FBwE&xzm2=&adtype=paid&ecmpid=law%5Fpla%5Fsearch%5F14737
Yes a very detailed Litcheberg Woodburner Instructable would be really nice.
Depends on the Humidity, 85% or higher can give you five gallons in about 3 hours.
use new unit if at all possible.
Naj, I will be posting a new Instructable with a video when I put together a new machine that will have all the parts bought and is built here in the US. This will be complete with prices for working it off grid (no electric) using a solar system.In the Philippines, where I built the one in this Instructable, we had only bars in the window and the machine was up in the window and the filter system below. Yes, you can put the dehumidifier outside but keep it shaded, protected from animals, and you will need to clean the filters more often. But I suggest that you keep your filter system indoors where it is cooler and less likely to allow dust and bacteria to get into your water holding.Also, don't leave it out unattended because people do steal things.Blessings CJ
I have a New Instructable with all the prices and additional items needed to run off grid.
Hey Mike, remember to consider the wattage from the dehumidifier and it's pints of water output i.e 3.75 gallons if your unit says 30 pints per day. If that is enough for you to drink then that is fine but the average family of 3 drinks will drink and cook with that amount a day easy.
Hi Everyone, since I uploaded my DYI Atmospheric Water Generator instructable I have moved from the Philippines where this was produced. I am preparing to do another one from the States. This time not just with Photo's but with a video as well. (editing the video will take time) and I am almost ready as I need only to pick up a few more pieces needed to produce it. And yes it you buy a 250 water Solar panel with 450 watt/750 watt max surge power inverter from 12v to 110 you can run it off a battery.
I can get about twelve gallons in a 24 hour period at 100% humidity. I usually only need to run it for about 5 to 6 hours to get enough for me alone to drink for three to four days. I usually run it after midnight but before peak hours pick up in the morning. between 12 and 5 am yield better power and great humidity.
Any home where there is electricity and medium to high humidity
If you all want to buy a unit for $800 plus shipping Ecoblue has lowered the price of the base unit. this used to cost around $2000 so they have come down a lot, it will produce only 8 gallons a day with an ambient humidity of at least 50%. It is basically a dehumidifier with a filter system, a refrigerant cooling system and 5 gallon collection bucket. that is just for those who can afford the $800 plus shipping for all others follow this instructable and you can have your own for less than that, store water n glass bottles not plastic and it will last longer, no spoilage or moss/algae growth.
Any new one works just remember to use the Stephani type ceramic filter and Bereky PF-4 heavy metals filter.
People, you don't need to purchase a dehumidifier with stainless steel flanges if you plan on using a Berfky PF-4 heavy metals filter between the Stephani filter from Australia and the Berky you will keep out 99.9% of heavy metal contaminates which MAY leach off the condenser in the dehumidifier. Ollies has dehumidifiers for under $200.
can you PM me your Email I could email you a copy of instructions to you if you like.
great observations and ideas to make it healthier. I give you five stars for you ideas.
the instructable has all the instruction and supplies listed in it on how to make this in you home
it was some thing like 5-6 watts on the solar charger it was for the 12Volt battery and would run for four hours on the 12v car battery.
you are on the right track. Keep up the good work
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