Make your own alternative water filter with only $35 worth of materials from any local hardware store.
You will definitely need to know how to make a water filter to further improve your chances of survival. With this 5-gallon container-turned-water filter, you will no longer need to invest fund on an expensive commercial water filter.
Why expend those extra dollars to have the best drinking water filter when you can have a homemade version that works just as well?
Before you start, you must first gather your homemade water filter materials 😛 TAGENDTwo five gallon bucketsOne five gallon pail lidCeramic candle filterElectric drill with 1/2 inch and 1 1/4 inch drill bits
It is amazing how these four materials can turn ordinary five gallon-sized buckets into a portable and dependable homemade water filtration system that definitely works. However, it is important to note that simply filtering the water would not rid it of all contaminants.
Make sure to add a bit of chlorine or bleach to water even after having filtered it.
How to Build Your Filter
Step 1: Use a Clean Bucket
Before even starting with your filter construction, clean your bucket exhaustively. If your pail previously contained strong chemical substances, it might be best not to use it as a water filter. It is possible for the remnants of those toxic substances to seep into your drinking water.
Step 2: Drill a Half-Inch Hole
Use your power drill to drill a pit in the middle of the bucket’s bottom. The said hole must be half an inch in diameter.
It will be easy to situate the exact middle of your pail as this is often marked at its center. Be precise while doing this to avoid leaking.
Step 3: Posture the Candle Filter
After drilling a hole into your pail, use this hole to secure your ceramic candle filter. You do this by placing the filter upright inside the pail and inserting the bottom threaded part of the filter through the hole.
Step 4: Procure the Candle Filter
To secure the ceramic candle filter, place the knot at the filter’s threaded bottom, outside of the pail. Following this, twist the knot to tighten it until it completely secures the filter. Take extra care not to tighten the filter too much as you might cracking the bucket.
Step 5: Replace the Lid on the Bucket
Now that the ceramic candle filter is secure in its place, cover your pail with its lid. Use the right lid to avoid any leaking or filter malfunctions. Make sure the eyelid has been exhaustively cleaned as well or use a new one.
Step 6: Drill a Hole into the Lid
After securing the lid back onto the pail, drill another pit into the middle of your lid. This pit must be approximately one inch in diameter, slightly larger than the previous hole.
You can use a power drill to get this step done quick and easy. If a power drill is inaccessible to you, you can also make use of a pocket knife. While utilizing a knife, you must be careful not to transgress the bucket or lid.
Step 7: Repeat Steps 1-5
After drilling a pit into the eyelid, you are now done with half of your water filtration system. Repeat steps 1-5 on another bucket. Once you are done, place the other half of your water filter system on top of your setup.
Step 8: Pour Water into the System
Simply pour in the water you want to filter into the top component of the organizations of the system. Allow the water to drip down to the bottom bucket. Following this, you will have drinkable water for you to store and use.
Watch this video by DoubleTapShooting to watch the creation of this alternative water filter 😛 TAGEND
Now that you know how to make a homemade water filter, you should be more confident in your capacity to survive all crisis situations. Having alternative methods water filtration plan during tough times is important. Without clean water, it is impossible to maintain good health for sure.
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Up Next: Emergency Water Part 2: Purification
Editor’s Note: This post was originally published in December 2015 and has been updated for quality and relevancy.
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