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    http://www.alpharubicon.com/kids/hom...erkeydaire.htm
    Classic Southern defense: "But your Honor, he just NEEDED killin!

  • #2
    I made my own 1 gal. filter a couple of months ago.
    It cost me about $25.
    Bought a new Berkey filter on ebay.

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    • #3
      Thanks Loshali!

      Good information. I may look for these filters. I have an unlimited source of water in the form of a spring that has never stopped in 12 years. I have a hydraulic ram pump that can get a small amount of water all the way up here to the house (not in operation at this moment). This would be great. Thanks again.

      Saw on your profile that you like bluegrass music. I have a friend that puts on a BG festival every year. You may want to note it on your calendar. October 16th and 17th this year. Here's a link:

      http://www.albinoskunk.com/
      JUST CURIOUS? PRUNES ARE DEHYDRATED PLUMS. SO WHERE DOES PRUNE JUICE COME FROM?

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      • #4
        Originally posted by TLM View Post
        I made my own 1 gal. filter a couple of months ago.
        It cost me about $25.
        Bought a new Berkey filter on ebay.
        You bought that kind of filter for $25? The site said $99.. Mind if I ask where you got it or from whom? I was going to order a couple very soon.
        Classic Southern defense: "But your Honor, he just NEEDED killin!

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Loshali View Post
          You bought that kind of filter for $25? The site said $99.. Mind if I ask where you got it or from whom? I was going to order a couple very soon.
          Yeah......where? Of course the $25 spent only made a 1 gallon filter system. May be a smaller element?
          Last edited by lazer128; 01-23-2009, 06:55 PM.
          JUST CURIOUS? PRUNES ARE DEHYDRATED PLUMS. SO WHERE DOES PRUNE JUICE COME FROM?

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          • #6
            Good Post Thanks. I like simple!

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            • #7
              I won it on ebay.
              I found the box it came in, it says:


              BRITISH BERKEFELD
              Genuine Ceramic water filter element
              Grade: Super Sterasyl
              Made in England

              Mine was 9" (no dirty jokes, please)
              but here is a ebay auction for 2, 7" filters:
              About a day left.

              http://cgi.ebay.com/British-Berkefel...742.m153.l1262
              Last edited by TLM; 01-23-2009, 10:19 PM.

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              • #8
                I went and checked that guys ebay page, he has a few sets for sale.
                At least two sets had a 'buy it now" price which was about half of list price.
                If I needed them I would jump on it.

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                • #9
                  This is the coolest, thanks a lot for the link. I have a feeling I have a project coming up in the future.

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                  • #10
                    Rainwater

                    I just read a page on rainwater caching. One common sense aspect is to drain the water from near the top, as sediments would sink to the bottom. Hadnt really thought about it, but it does make sense. I have a PDF link on rainbarrels at the downspouts and how to deal with overflow to another barrel, but I cant seem to get it to paste here.

                    Lo~
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                    • #11
                      Make your own filter, and activated carbon to use, instead of spending hundreds of dollars on factory built filters

                      How to make Activated Carbon from Coconut shells
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                      • #12
                        You put the lime in the coconut...

                        Originally posted by Visinedrops View Post
                        Make your own filter, and activated carbon to use, instead of spending hundreds of dollars on factory built filters

                        How to make Activated Carbon from Coconut shells
                        I'm all for making one cheaper and simpler at home, but I dont have a ready source for that many coconut shells or a way to burn them for 3-5 hours.

                        Any other suggestions?
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