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  • SueMonroe commented on Mastering Me's instructable Easy Life-Saving Water Filter8 months ago
    Easy Life-Saving Water Filter

    I'm sorry, but that isn't a water filter, it's a debris filter. It doesn't filter or treat the water anywhere near enough to be safe. For a REAL BioSand Filter, see the instructions at the Center for Affordable Water & Sanitation Technology (CAWST). Real biosand filters have been in use since the 1800s (as municipal water supplies), and are still in use. The home biosand filter was tested in 1991 and patented in 1993. It isn't just sand, it's sand that becomes colonized with microorganisms (takes about a month) that trap and hunt for pathogens (bacteria, viruses & parasites) in the water. If this link doesn't work, google 'Cawst biosand filter multi-barrier approach' for instructions and tested results. Please note that there are conditions you must meet to keep it workin...

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    I'm sorry, but that isn't a water filter, it's a debris filter. It doesn't filter or treat the water anywhere near enough to be safe. For a REAL BioSand Filter, see the instructions at the Center for Affordable Water & Sanitation Technology (CAWST). Real biosand filters have been in use since the 1800s (as municipal water supplies), and are still in use. The home biosand filter was tested in 1991 and patented in 1993. It isn't just sand, it's sand that becomes colonized with microorganisms (takes about a month) that trap and hunt for pathogens (bacteria, viruses & parasites) in the water. If this link doesn't work, google 'Cawst biosand filter multi-barrier approach' for instructions and tested results. Please note that there are conditions you must meet to keep it working properly.https://hwts.info/products-technologies/074f5f20/biosand-filter/technical-information

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  • Roof Rack Shower for Outdoor Activities

    The OP didn't mention it, but one foot of 6" pipe holds just over one gallon of water. For other pipe sizes, see www.thermidaire.on.ca/pgw.htmlAlso, this black pipe is not intended for drinking water, so don't use it for that.

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