Thursday, December 22, 2016

Water experiments continued

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Another post in the water sub series in the main off the grid series of posts.

The second attempt at water distillation is nearly ready.  I bought more heater hose so as to put distance between delicate parts and heat.  A cooling mechanism might be a good touch.

Only quality water in this stage.   Activated charcoal filtration should come last, before zero water filtering and or distillation.  What I found is that filters clog easy.  Pre-treatment before filtration should be the proper procedure.

In addition, my techniques for washing dishes is getting better.  I use less water and get higher quality water before filtration.

I am pleased with my progress.


Not pleased with outcome of second attempt.  Water is not pure and there was a leak.  The leak is probably fixable, but the water quality may not be fixable per the apparatus as configured.  What next?  May want to wait awhile in order to collect water samples for more testing.


Took apart the apparatus, and discovered lots of dirty stuff.  Perhaps a good cleaning will make a difference?

Or the apparatus is contributing the dirty stuff somehow, so a cleaning will not make a difference.

We will see.

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