Since my dental surgery ate a hole in our budget for buying the Big Berkey water filtration system, we decided to make our own water filtration system. We started investigating blog posts and anything we could capture off the internet on making your own water filtration system. When we came across a blog post by Mike Yukon at http://livingprepared.blogspot.com/, he wrote “Gravity Fed, Safe Drinking Water Filter” dated January 28, 2011. His post provided a brief instruction, a list of all the materials, and the sources needed to create your water filtration system. From there, we ordered the materials and within 1 ½ weeks we received everything. Bulldog Man finished this project in less than 20 minutes, including cleaning all the buckets and filters. He also went ahead and placed water in the black bucket (raw water). This will take approximately 12 hours to filter through the ceramic filters into the blue bucket (safe water). Of course we want to run water through the system several times before using it. I have provided several pictures below of the process and final product.
|Drill holes in the bottom of raw water bucket for filter attachment.|
|Safe Water Bucket Lid, Marked Where Filters Will Sit, Bulldog Man Drills Holes|
|Clean Up Holes|
|Bulldog Man Drills A Hole In The Safe Water Bucket For Spigot|
|Bulldog Man Placing Spigot Into Safe Water Bucket With Beans Watching|
|Spigot In Safe Water Bucket|
|Final Product, A Water Filtration System!!!!|
With completing this project, we saved $200.00.