Well the contest is pretty cool i wonder what else people are going to enter i cant wait to enter mine it is pretty cool but i would rather have the first prize then the second
Topic by DIY and STUFF | last reply
In this forum topic, the main idea is when and where you'll want to host a water war. Here, we talk about space issues, location, time of day, etc, as well as the design/construction of things that can be installed, like mines, bases, trenches, sniper nests, and turrets.
Topic by MattGyver92 | last reply
Water rockets are fairly new to water warrior technology. To reduce our carbon footprint, water rockets are built using plastic bottles. This forum topic talks about the operation of standard water rockets and launchers, how they can be used in a water war, construction of water rocket launchers, rockets, and add-ons like water balloons on the tips of rockets, ammo clips, and grips as well.
Topic by MattGyver92 | last reply
I have a gas powered water pump at the creek for watering a garden and grass. I need a suggestion for building a 'sprinkler head' on the end of the 3" blue collapsable tubing. I have been having to move the water every 15-20 minutes. Thought of using a 3" pvc tube with holes drilled along one side and capping the other end. Any other suggestions? Thanks, Bill
Topic by willthon | last reply
Were you Tee Pee'd last week? Was your car suran-wrapped? Was there Icy Hot on the toilet seat AGAIN? Did someone give you frozen mayonnaise when you asked for vanilla ice cream? How about the hand in the bowl of warm water trick? Something else? Something WORSE? Don't worry, and don't get mad............get even! This is THE place to scheme about how to get those pranksters back! Mines, tripwires, water balloons, lasers (to pop black water balloons of course), water sniper rifles, pimped out go karts (mounted with water balloon cannons), you name it! If it's a prank, and it soaks to the bone, it should be disscussed here! Soon, we'll make them wet and sorry they messed with you! (If they get you back, evaluate the prank, and read this paragraph again!)
Topic by MattGyver92 | last reply
Im looking to start a water garden, i dont have much room in my back yard so i have decided on a 8 foot long trench thats about 6 inches wide with a pump to keep the water flowing. the only problem i am having is the growing season here isnt long enough to grow some of the plants that i would like to grow, i was thinking an underwater heater would be a good solution to keep the temperature above freezing and some what extend the growing season. Any thoughts on a good heater set up i could use that would keep the entire trench an even temperature without having to have a seperate heater every few feet?
Topic by Mithrauko | last reply
Hey all, I wasn't able to find where a short discussion about Super cooled water was posted not long ago, and I wanted to relate this incident; so if I get no replies, that is ok. I just thought it was kind of neat the way this occurred. Last night, well, I guess it was actually this morning ( 00:30 ), I left work and went to my car, got myself situated, and before driving off, I grabbed a bottle of water that was in the cup holder. I distinctly remember shaking it to make sure the water was NOT frozen. I also took note that the bottle was partially imploded; something I would have expected as the temp was down to about 17 o F. When I opened the bottle, put it to my mouth and tilted it, the unexpected happened. Between the moment of releasing the vacuum that had formed and my trying to drink from the bottle ( about 3 seconds), the water froze to a Slushy consistency. For a moment I was perplexed why I was getting no water in my mouth, and then it slid from the bottom, and it stopped at the neck of the bottle. I had forgotten that this could happen. I must have sat there looking at it for a good 2 minutes trying to get something out of the bottle, when I thought I would blow some warm air into it. The bottle inflated slightly, and the air passed by the slush, and when I released, I got a face full of slush. I had to laugh at myself all the way after that little incident. :-)
Topic by Goodhart | last reply
I have updated my design for a simple water pump with the comments on my last one (https://www.instructables.com/answers/Will-this-water-pump-work/) in mind. It's thought to be hand- or windpowered and lift water 30-50 cm (1-2 feet i suppose). The cylinder will be about 10 cm (4 inch) across and the piston head 2 cm (1 inch) thick. The outlet is far too small in the picture.
Question by EdSe1991 | last reply
Homemade Water Fountain Help So I am doing a project for my fraternity, Lambda Chi Alpha, here at Ohio University. I have $150 and an awesome idea, but I am not sure how to approach it. I received this picture my dad found on the internet and I want to replicate it because it'll be cheap and fairly easy: As you can see in the pic, it is a 3 tier water fountain made of kitty pools and I would like to say laundry baskets. I love the idea of the water draining into the bottom pools and that is pretty starightforward - drill holes in the top pools. However, like any other fountain, you need a pump to bring the cold water back to the top. Again, my entire budget is $150. So the pools will be like $10-20 each, and same with two baskets. I'm pretty good with tools, so if construction of any sort needs to be done, by all means. Again, I'm not familiar with pumps, but I don't need anything extravagant. Also, our fraternity colors are gold, purple, and green. It would be sick to paint the water fountain with some cheap, waterproof paint. I can go over $150 a little if need be, but my budget is very limited - which is half the fun with this! Final thing, this needs to be able to be taken down and stored away when we're not using it. So nothing can be permanently attached. I assume then we'd have to cut holes in the middle of the pools and laundry baskets for the pump to go to the top. But then we would need some sort of sealant on the insides of the pool to keep the water in. Thanks for any and all help. I'm new to the website, and I look forward to using it more often as I see some other cool things on here!!
Topic by Ozman94 | last reply
I found this site while searching for an answer to my question. I read the instructions; I then asked for the PDF copy for future reference. I was asked to sign in, along with other questions. I requested the free membership for now, since I do not know this site. I was then told that I could not have the PDF without paying for membership. Respectfully, I feel that it would be much better to state any rules/requirements before asking for personal information. If you do not wish to share a PDF, that is fine; just make it clear. Perhaps this is a wonderful, informative site; I may never know. Right now, I am a bit disappointed with my experience here.
Question by sanz327 | last reply
Hello, I'm interested in possibly modifying a water bottle with an attached battery and some heat coils, so that it could slowly melt snow in to drinkable water. When I hike during the summer I carry little water because I'm refilling from streams regularly, and I'd like to do the same thing during the winter. I don't normally build things on my own, but in this case I can't find any product like this. I recognize that doing this requires quite a bit of power, so I'm not sure if it will end up being feasible or not. I'm willing to carry quite a few batteries, however. For a big mountain ascent, it's not uncommon to carry 4-5 liters of water, so we're talking about 10 lbs of water. So even if I had to swap out batteries a few times, it would still be worth it to do that. Any thoughts on the feasibility of this idea, and if so, how to proceed with it? thanks, Chris
Topic by thaycw1 | last reply
I'm designing the perfect water weapon of mass soakage-the super water missile, and I'm shifting my attention to multistage water rocket thrust systems. My finished product will hopefully be able to reach high altitudes, acheive moderate horizontal distance, and either drop many water balloons over a specified target area, or be tipped with a very large water balloon for a "wet impact" (very wet). I don't know how multistage water rockets operate though, and there are no instructables on how to build them. I searched Google, and all I got was pictures. No DIY's, how-to's, or tutorials. Could anyone tell me (or better yet-show me) how to make a multistage water rocket-or at least how they operate?
Topic by MattGyver92 | last reply
I am working on an emergency water filtration system for when I go camping. This system would be used to manually filter out sediment before I purify the water. Automotive fuel filters are cheap and easy to connect to tubing, but I am afraid that the paper filter element might be coated in some sort of toxic chemical that will leech into the water as i filter it. I cannot find any information about this subject on the internet, so if you know anything please tell me. thank you.
Question by gooseloops | last reply
I have installed 4" cross drain pipe with stocking and ducting, but the clay slit covers the large gravel and the water goes over them. I'm considering a swale with large rocks down the water paths. any helpful suggestions of construction before i spend more money.
Question by matotunka | last reply
There are some products about that claim to remove/breakdown salts etc from bore water. They consist of a giant magnet that straps around the PVC out flow of your bore. They can cost over $1000 AU. - Is it possible to DIY
I am asking because I am doing a science project pertaining to that and I need a bit more information
Question by WillM46 | last reply
Yes, the first thing nearly everyone remembers are the moisture farmers on Tatooine in Star Wars. Now, the question is, how would you go about building one? I was thinking about building a small hoop hut out of PVC but instead of of being a split cylinder, I was thinking of a donut shape of PVC covered with plastic. A center pan to catch water for harvesting the water or smaller holes in the drip pan itself for water delivery to the plants.
Question by pleabargain | last reply
I live 150' from a swift flowing stream (about 35 vertical feet from stream to house) and I am looking for a way to use the energy of the stream to pump water uphill to my garden and a "water feature" I'm building. My wife is more concerned about how the contraption will look in her yard, but I simply want something that will work. ANY advice would be appreciated ! Thanks
Question by noodledad1 | last reply
I was just updating the group today, and I noticed that this group has been here for at least six months, and this group has no ratings! I would rate it myself, but I can't rate my own group..... If you were to search for other water war related groups, how many would you find? I checked recently, and unless somebody decided to make one, I found one result-The Water Warrior Group. If this is the only water war related group on all of instructables, then don't you think we could use some stars? If you happen to read this, add a rating! It'll make you feel better about your life, and it'll certainly make me feel better about mine!
Topic by MattGyver92 | last reply
How much insulation would be needed and and how would you build it? It has to be outside and be able to supply enough water for a family for a few days. Any ideas?
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Question by mamaquiggs | last reply
How to make a product similar to Pureti, a water based photocatalytic surface treatment. This product is extremely expensive but probably has $.35 worth of material in it, including $.25 for the bottle. Surely someone can figure out how to make it at home.
Topic by alan.clark.3114 | last reply
My Friend, I decided that I did not like the color of my Camelbak water bottle. I had it hanging from the strap on my backpack as I was walking to class, and thought that I might do something about the color. I then proceeded to throw myself off of my ripstick, squarely on my back, so as to hit the bottle against the ground and break it, thereby creating the necessity of buying another. Well, it worked, and I now wish to make amends. (Long story short, [despite my previous alibi] I accidentally fell on my Camelbak water bottle, and put a breach in the base/bottom.) How might I repair this without the use of fire, (I am a little wary of melting it and releasing undesirable chemicals into my drinking water) duct tape or some other highly unsavory method of repair? (Slightly unsavory methods are just fine) Thank you for your advice! Much Obliged, One Moore Guy
Question by nomooremr.niceguy | last reply
I am trying to make a dishwashing station for camping, and I havn't been able to find a design for a pump that seems food-safe. The designs that I have found for DIY use petrolium jelly for a seal. I would prefer a foot pump, as most of the people that I camp with are young, short, or both. :-) Help for the DIY and physics impaired, please.
Question by lucysdad | last reply
I wanted to tap into a polypropylene water main. I had some previous experience with this type of pipe in my city. I tried to used a PVC barb fitting coupling with SS hose clamps. But these pipes have been in the ground in my city about 30 years. The pipe seems to be brittle with age. I had to use a torch to get the previous 1" pipe to slip onto the barb fitting. It held for about 2 months, then split and began to leak at the repair. My plumber friend tells me his company will not touch these pipes. They just replace the whole water main with copper pipe (for about $2200!).
Question by fixallmike | last reply
I'm surprised this hasn't come up before.. Hydroelectric power is great! could you use it to filter water into a jug on the bank?
Question by Houdinipeter | last reply
My teacher, as an end-of-the-year "fun" project, partnered us up and wants us to build water bottle rockets using two liter bottles. The only rules are that the rockets must not be propelled by anything else that uses fire, for obvious reasons, and that we must have a parachute or other recovery system. That leaves my options wide open. I've never built a rocket like this, so I'm looking to y'all for some advice. The contest is for the longest hangtime and highest altitude. I really want to win. I've considered heating a 2-liter and extending the bottom into a rounded-point nose. If I use a parachute, I want to make it as big as possible to cause as much air resistance as it can. I've thought about using wings instead of a chute, but the idea seems a bit complex. I have no idea how to calculate anything, like the ratio of chute size to descent time or even terminal velocity, as it's never been covered in our curriculum. If any body has ever made anything like this or has any sensible ideas, please, please let me know! We launch next week, so time is pretty short! Thanks, Bran.
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Question by garryg | last reply
Were getting blasted here with a nice winter storm, which i love. but im sure the birds dont feel the same! The snow here wont last long, but the temp has been below freezing for a couple days, so ive been trying to figure out how to keep water available besides going out and pouring hot water in the bird bath, any ideas?
Question by Angeln | last reply
I have searched all over the network but i cant find how to make rope water pump can you maybe make instructables how to do it? P.S. Sorry for my spelling... It should look like this:
Question by town9942 | last reply
I bought a older home a few years back with a pump thing in the back. I was told there was an artestian spring under all the properties in this neighborhood. Anyway, my mother told me to just keep moving the handle up and down and eventually it would work. I pumped to long and hard that not only did I look foolish, but I woke the next morning with sore arms. I just can't do that again this year. How can I get that thing to work? Also, I had to put a sump pump in my basement because the springs are awful. My basement floods, but it's not sewer water, it's clear. I had to have my water heater replaced because of the flood in my basement.
A millbank bag is a portable gravity powered filter bag.I want to know how to construct one.i have proceded to do this but i need more ideas.
This will be used to transfer rainwater from my house to the top of my very hilly garden and then use gravity to drip feed my fruit bushes.
Question by tvaughan | last reply
I am going to AJ2013 (23 australian jamboree in maryborough) and i need to raise funds to pay for entry. i have been looking through the cupboard trying to find things to sell. i remebered this which i bought for $15 at a garage sale a few years ago. if anyone could help with identification of this and how much money i could sell it for that would be awesome. it says that it is quell fire fighting equipment, automatic, and made in 1957. it is a copper tank with copper rivets, a brass screw lid and rubber hose with brass fittings. my estimate on the capacity would be about 9 liters/2.5 gallons/20 pints. i think that you are meant to hold it upside down and the weight of the water pushes it out the nozzle. i dont know if that is right because it doesnt come out very fast.
Question by RedScoutMonkey17 | last reply
I am intersted in purifying water through freezing. I know when you make ice cubes, the white cloudy stuff/minerals/solids gets frozen in the center and therefore is the last thing to thaw out back to liquid. I was wondering if that would be about what snow would do, or would it have to be a solid block of ice for that to work? I don't have a dissolved solids meter or I would test it myself. I'm pretty sure snow is fairly pure to start with, but I could be mistaken. It does have a taste to it. What is that taste?
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