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    Let's positive thinking! seedjar's Avatar
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    Yeah, I just bought an RO filter, but I think this would be a fun project to do a 'how-to' on. And most of us have areas of full sun where we grow our outdoor plants anyways; might as well put it to work for water needs too.
    ~Joe
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    hahaha, maybe I could write a how to on solar stills
    wouldnt that be ironic, me asking the question, finding out answers, and then helping OTHER people
    hahaha!
    *runs off to research*
    I am going to visit the sarracenia in Oregon someday



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    wow, Ok, Im not going to start a new thread because the answer to making a solar sill is incredibly easy, it only took me two sites to find out how to make an effective one, it is definitly slow though!
    here is a link to what I think I am going to modify:
    http://pbskids.org/zoom/activities/sci/solarstill.html

    explained by me, if you dont want to click the link
    1. Get a bowl with a large surface area
    2. Place a container or cup that is taller then the amount of water you will put into the bowl
    3. Place water in the bowl just below the rim of the cup or container
    4. Cover with Clear plastic wrap (another site I saw just used white garbage bag plastic wrap)
    5. place a small weight (rock, etc.) on top of plastic just above container or glass
    6. leave out in sun the tap water will evaporate and then slide off of the downward facing "cone" you have made with the weight on the plastic and condense into the glass!
    7: FYI I am going to try this with a container that has an extremely large surface area and is moderatly deep so that when the water evaporates and collects into my container, i can have more water then a measely little cup provides
    Finally, a way to distill water without spending ANY MONEY!
    (It only works on sunny days)
    But Missouri has LOTS of sunny days!!!
    yay!
    (sorry for those of you who dont live where it is sunny)

    awesomeness!

    -DJC
    I am going to visit the sarracenia in Oregon someday



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    Wow, that was quick!
    \"Some cause happiness wherever they go; others, whenever they go.\"
    -- Oscar Wilde

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    Get yourself a big resovior and a float valve to refill the evaporation tray when it empties and I imagine you could get a pretty decent output on sunny days.
    ~Joe
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    Don't want no one steppin' on me / Now I'm sympathizin' with fleas /
    Livin' like a bug ain't easy / Livin' like a bug ain't easy... o//~

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    I hae absolutly no idea what a float valve is
    i shall go find it
    NOW!
    uh,huh so this is a floatvalve: http://images.google.ch/imgres?....rl=http
    now to find the cost:
    http://www.nextag.com/water-float-valve/search-html

    NEAT 10 BUCKS
    although when I make my solar sill, I am going to get a large large container full of water so I will just have refill it in the morning every day
    awesomeness
    so cool!
    -DJC
    I am going to visit the sarracenia in Oregon someday



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    AND you could make past at the same time!

    GENIUS!

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    I could make past?
    I dont quite follow

    questions a bunch
    -DJC
    I am going to visit the sarracenia in Oregon someday



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