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Home Made Two Stage Water Filter
#21
Spacemanvic;15370 Wrote:I was just thinking.

My Berkey is just a stainless steel bucket (well 2). The filter element is what does the job.

SO..................

Why not take the Streaker filter, and use 2 Berkey filters to manage filtration? Pretty damned cheap and should work!

Specs on filters:

http://www.berkeywater.com/BerkeyLight/B...ments.html

Those are good filters to be sure. Just be aware, once you have the mounted in the buckets if you knock that bucket over without any water, it will snap the nipple off that filter in an instant. One thing I thought about doing if I were to use one of those candle type filters would be to make some kind of support for it at the top. Maybe just a ring of PVC with arms that go out to the side of the bucket. Just so that the filter can't get any momentum at the top and snap off.
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#22
Thanks for posting. I am not doubting that your filter worked, but the image of the dirty water didn't load for me. I am curious to see what the finished product started as...
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#23
rmagill;15746 Wrote:Thanks for posting. I am not doubting that your filter worked, but the image of the dirty water didn't load for me. I am curious to see what the finished product started as...

I think that's a bug with the forum software when there's multiple images on the same page. Refresh the page and see if it loads again.

Looks like it's happening because of slow response due to all the other images on that page. Here it is again.

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#24
I just saw a commercial for this: http://www.walmart.com/ip/ZeroWater-Filt...W/13724338

It caught my attention because it comes with a TDS tester, which might be something useful to have around the house. TDS == Total Dissolved Solids, which means it'll tell you in PPM if there's junk in your water. I don't believe it'll indicate if there's viral or bacteria in it, just stuff dissolved stuff, salts, metals, silt, fecal matter and other stuff.

Just saying, it could come in handy.
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#25
streaker69;16351 Wrote:I just saw a commercial for this: http://www.walmart.com/ip/ZeroWater-Filt...W/13724338

It caught my attention because it comes with a TDS tester, which might be something useful to have around the house. TDS == Total Dissolved Solids, which means it'll tell you in PPM if there's junk in your water. I don't believe it'll indicate if there's viral or bacteria in it, just stuff dissolved stuff, salts, metals, silt, fecal matter and other stuff.

Just saying, it could come in handy.
But from Wallyworld? You think it'll work?
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#26
Spacemanvic;16357 Wrote:
streaker69;16351 Wrote:I just saw a commercial for this: http://www.walmart.com/ip/ZeroWater-Filt...W/13724338

It caught my attention because it comes with a TDS tester, which might be something useful to have around the house. TDS == Total Dissolved Solids, which means it'll tell you in PPM if there's junk in your water. I don't believe it'll indicate if there's viral or bacteria in it, just stuff dissolved stuff, salts, metals, silt, fecal matter and other stuff.

Just saying, it could come in handy.
But from Wallyworld? You think it'll work?

It's available from many other stores, take your pick where ya buy it from.
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#27
Spacemanvic;16357 Wrote:
streaker69;16351 Wrote:I just saw a commercial for this: http://www.walmart.com/ip/ZeroWater-Filt...W/13724338

It caught my attention because it comes with a TDS tester, which might be something useful to have around the house. TDS == Total Dissolved Solids, which means it'll tell you in PPM if there's junk in your water. I don't believe it'll indicate if there's viral or bacteria in it, just stuff dissolved stuff, salts, metals, silt, fecal matter and other stuff.

Just saying, it could come in handy.
But from Wallyworld? You think it'll work?
Well, it wasn't made by Walmart. :p
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#28
streaker69;15374 Wrote:
Spacemanvic;15370 Wrote:I was just thinking.

My Berkey is just a stainless steel bucket (well 2). The filter element is what does the job.

SO..................

Why not take the Streaker filter, and use 2 Berkey filters to manage filtration? Pretty damned cheap and should work!

Specs on filters:

http://www.berkeywater.com/BerkeyLight/B...ments.html

Those are good filters to be sure. Just be aware, once you have the mounted in the buckets if you knock that bucket over without any water, it will snap the nipple off that filter in an instant. One thing I thought about doing if I were to use one of those candle type filters would be to make some kind of support for it at the top. Maybe just a ring of PVC with arms that go out to the side of the bucket. Just so that the filter can't get any momentum at the top and snap off.
I was thinking about this. What if you got a wire and made it into a bow tie so that te wide parts were touching the bucket sides and the filtes would be on the inside of the bows?
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#29
Spacemanvic;16360 Wrote:
streaker69;15374 Wrote:Those are good filters to be sure. Just be aware, once you have the mounted in the buckets if you knock that bucket over without any water, it will snap the nipple off that filter in an instant. One thing I thought about doing if I were to use one of those candle type filters would be to make some kind of support for it at the top. Maybe just a ring of PVC with arms that go out to the side of the bucket. Just so that the filter can't get any momentum at the top and snap off.
I was thinking about this. What if you got a wire and made it into a bow tie so that te wide parts were touching the bucket sides and the filtes would be on the inside of the bows?

I would be concerned about the wire damaging the filter by rubbing against it as you move it around and pour water in. I was thinking of a piece of PVC that would go around the filter, but not come into contact with it unless the filter starts to swing from falling over. I'm thinking that it wouldn't be able to built up enough momentum to cause any damage if it only had 1/4" to move in.

I'll see if I can whip something up in the garage this week and post pictures. It is something that I thought about when I was originally planning the filter and then changed the type of filter I was using after I broke one.
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#30
Here's what I was thinking of to keep the filter from building up momentum if it were to fall. This is just a rough fit, nothing is fastened in there and the ring isn't touching the filter.

I used a 2" piece of PVC and some 1/2" PVC as the arms. I drilled the holes through the "collar" first and then then pushed the 1/2" piece through and traced where they'd need to be cut. Cut them down and sanded them to the right contour for the collar and gave it a test fit.

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