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  • Loshali
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    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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  • Visinedrops
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    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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  • Loshali
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    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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  • KY_Longrifle
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    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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  • TLM
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    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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  • TLM
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    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, 09:19 PM.

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  • mdogspot
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    Good Post Thanks. I like simple!

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  • lazer128
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    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, 05:55 PM.

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  • Loshali
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    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.

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  • lazer128
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    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/

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  • TLM
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    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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