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Posted: 1/12/2015 7:03:54 PM EST
[Last Edit: 1/18/2015 6:41:06 PM EST by JPL]
My wife and are planning to do some camping this year with some friends of ours. They have a pontoon boat and we want to take it and go find some secluded placed in LBL (Land Between the Lakes) here in Western KY to camp for the weekend.

I want to build a water filtration system that will keep us with clean, tasty water for the weekend right out of the lake. The idea I have in my head is to use my Sawyer mini in-line between something like a Platypus bag and a large plastic container like the ones you can buy at Wal-Mart with a spigot on the bottom of them. I'd like to build a charcoal filter to put in-line after the Sawyer mini to help with taste.

Ideas? Where do I find the rubber line? Is it just line you'd buy at a hardware store or is it some type of "food grade" line? I've spent a lot of time this afternoon searching for idea's, but can't find quite what I'm looking to do.
Link Posted: 1/12/2015 8:22:04 PM EST
Originally Posted By JPL:
My wife and are planning to do some camping this year with some friends of ours. They have a pontoon boat and we want to take it and go find some secluded placed in LBL (Land Between the Lakes) here in Western KY to camp for the weekend.

I want to build a water filtration system that will keep us with clean, tasty water for the weekend right out of the lake. The idea I have in my head is to use my Sawyer mini in-line between something like a Platypus bag and a large plastic container like the ones you can buy at Wal-Mart with a spigot on the bottom of them. I'd like to build a charcoal filter to put in-line after the Sawyer mini to help with taste.

Ideas? Where do I find the rubber line? Is it just line you'd buy at a hardware store or is it some type of "food grade" line? I've spent a lot of time this afternoon searching for idea's, but can't find quite what I'm looking to do.
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I think that I just bought a roll of clear, flexible 1/4", or 3/16" I.D. tubing from Home Depot for my Sawyer Squeeze One and gravity bucket set up. I guess if you can find flexible tubing for use with water filters for fridges, that would work, as well.

Chris


Link Posted: 1/12/2015 11:23:53 PM EST
for four of you, it might be a better idea to go with one of the Sawyer 5 gal bucket systems...a .01 micron filter if there is not a virus threat, or their .02 micron if there is ... a section of 2" PVC and some activated charcoal from an aquarium supply should get you by... my .01 filter has a pretty good gravity flow rate... the .02 will take considerably more... pic of the .01 kit with 5 gal bucket... no spigot, the unit fits into the hole, and on/off is just raising the filter above the level in the bucket

Link Posted: 1/12/2015 11:38:34 PM EST
http://www.monolithicmarketplace.com/collections/water-filters-collection/products/just-water-ceramic-drip-filter

i'd go with this setup
Link Posted: 1/13/2015 12:30:06 AM EST
[Last Edit: 1/13/2015 12:39:08 AM EST by JBT]
Woot! has the EarthEasy LifeStraw Family 1.0 Water Purification System on sale
for $47.99 47% off List Price



Pour 2 liters of water into the upper blue chamber and clean water comes out the filter at the bottom.
It has a course filter in the top to filter out sediment and the lower filter removes bacteria and viruses.

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Link Posted: 1/13/2015 9:16:10 AM EST
Thanks for the replies.

I feel like I have a good filter that will work. I am concerned about the flow rate and keeping up, but I have several minis and can use multiples if I had to. I will certainly practice this before we go.

I'm mostly concerned with making a charcoal filter and finding the parts to hook it all up. Has anyone put ANYTHING together similar to this? where did you resource parts? I imagine it will be difficult to make all of the fitting the same size.
Link Posted: 1/13/2015 9:17:04 PM EST
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Originally Posted By JPL:
Thanks for the replies.

I feel like I have a good filter that will work. I am concerned about the flow rate and keeping up, but I have several minis and can use multiples if I had to. I will certainly practice this before we go.

I'm mostly concerned with making a charcoal filter and finding the parts to hook it all up. Has anyone put ANYTHING together similar to this? where did you resource parts? I imagine it will be difficult to make all of the fitting the same size.
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Some applicable info here


Link Posted: 1/13/2015 10:28:07 PM EST
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Originally Posted By JPL:
Thanks for the replies.

I feel like I have a good filter that will work. I am concerned about the flow rate and keeping up, but I have several minis and can use multiples if I had to. I will certainly practice this before we go.

I'm mostly concerned with making a charcoal filter and finding the parts to hook it all up. Has anyone put ANYTHING together similar to this? where did you resource parts? I imagine it will be difficult to make all of the fitting the same size.




Some applicable info here



Oh wow! I haven't read the entire thread, but that is a neat little device that just might work for what I'm wanting to do a lot better than what I had planned.
Link Posted: 1/14/2015 12:33:38 AM EST
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Oh wow! I haven't read the entire thread, but that is a neat little device that just might work for what I'm wanting to do a lot better than what I had planned.
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Originally Posted By JPL:
Thanks for the replies.

I feel like I have a good filter that will work. I am concerned about the flow rate and keeping up, but I have several minis and can use multiples if I had to. I will certainly practice this before we go.

I'm mostly concerned with making a charcoal filter and finding the parts to hook it all up. Has anyone put ANYTHING together similar to this? where did you resource parts? I imagine it will be difficult to make all of the fitting the same size.




Some applicable info here



Oh wow! I haven't read the entire thread, but that is a neat little device that just might work for what I'm wanting to do a lot better than what I had planned.




Any questions, ask...

A few folks here have gone this way.

A lot of the links have expired.




Link Posted: 1/14/2015 8:46:45 AM EST
you can't go wrong with sawyer. proven technology and field tested. gravity is the way to go, let time be your friend.
Link Posted: 1/14/2015 10:46:50 AM EST
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This guy built one that I thought was pretty good for his cabin in AK;



Doc
Link Posted: 1/14/2015 12:53:55 PM EST
tagged for interest
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This guy built one that I thought was pretty good for his cabin in AK;

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QexpxxIdsgo&feature=player_detailpage

Doc
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I can't make the link work
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I can't make the link work
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Originally Posted By DocGP:
This guy built one that I thought was pretty good for his cabin in AK;

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QexpxxIdsgo&feature=player_detailpage

Doc


I can't make the link work

Get rid of the "s" after the "http".

Link Posted: 1/14/2015 5:30:01 PM EST
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Get rid of the "s" after the "http".

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QexpxxIdsgo&feature=player_detailpage
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Originally Posted By JPL:
Originally Posted By DocGP:
This guy built one that I thought was pretty good for his cabin in AK;

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QexpxxIdsgo&feature=player_detailpage

Doc


I can't make the link work

Get rid of the "s" after the "http".

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QexpxxIdsgo&feature=player_detailpage


Thanks Klutz

Looks like I am the klutz in this situation

Doc
Link Posted: 1/14/2015 5:43:47 PM EST
Link Posted: 1/14/2015 7:35:33 PM EST
[Last Edit: 1/14/2015 9:13:04 PM EST by JPL]
I need to add an important part to this story. Wife and I plan to have jet skis this summer and I'd like it to be something compact enough to carry on them.
Link Posted: 1/14/2015 9:19:46 PM EST
[Last Edit: 1/14/2015 11:56:46 PM EST by JPL]
Ran by the hardware store this afternoon to see what I could put together. The result was a 1 1/4" coupler reduced down on either end to a nipple the same size as what's on a Sawyer mini. I have the pipe you see in the pic if I feel it needs to be longer to spend more time in the charcoal. I'm hoping just the coupler works though.

Link Posted: 1/15/2015 12:15:46 AM EST
[Last Edit: 1/15/2015 12:20:49 AM EST by Nozzelnut]
If that doesn't work out Platypus makes an inline carbon filter; $13 at Amazon:

Amazon Platypus Carbon Filter

And Amazon has silicone tubing; usually 10' lengths and various inside diameters.
Link Posted: 1/15/2015 7:01:34 AM EST
Link Posted: 1/18/2015 6:38:42 PM EST
I just drank my pond water! My nasy, murkey, filthy, pond water and it tasted fantastic.

My setup is exactly what I'm looking for with one downside, speed. It's slow, but not so slow that it's unusable. For four people, I believe two of these will work fine.

Here is a pic of what I built. The black clip looking things are holding a coffee filter that is acting as a prefilter. I'd like to come up with a better way to hold that coffee filter on, but it works.

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