DIY In Line Charcoal Water Filter (ver. 1)
Register

Welcome to the Prepper Forum / Survivalist Forum.

If this is your first visit, be sure to check out the FAQ by clicking the link above. You may have to register before you can post: click the register link above to proceed.

DIY In Line Charcoal Water Filter (ver. 1)

This is a discussion on DIY In Line Charcoal Water Filter (ver. 1) within the Urban and Rural Survival forums, part of the Survivalist, Prepper, Bushcrafter, Forest Rangers category; The most important item in any disaster preparation is water. The average human needs a minimum of 1 gallon of water per day. Storing water ...

Page 1 of 3 1 2 3 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 26
Like Tree2Likes

Thread: DIY In Line Charcoal Water Filter (ver. 1)

  1. #1
    Senior Member


    Join Date
    May 2013
    Location
    Sonova Beach
    Posts
    197

    DIY In Line Charcoal Water Filter (ver. 2 updates)

    The most important item in any disaster preparation is water. The average human needs a minimum of 1 gallon of water per day. Storing water is the easiest method for preparations, but if you live on a water source, like we do, you don't need to store water for the long term. We will be able to filter approximately 170 gallons of water, per day.

    Our hollow fiber membrane filter will stop 99.99% of bacteria, protozoa, and viruses. This filtering exceeds EPA and NSF guidelines, but it does nothing for chlorine, chemicals or taste. Even though our water will be safe for drinking, if it has a flavor of green slime, we're not going to like it.

    Activated carbon or charcoal filter is an excellent medium to remove chlorine, sediment, VOC's, taste, and odor from water. Finding a charcoal filter for re-purposing proved to be a challenge, so we made our own. The materials are readily available at any hardware store.

    MATERIALS:



    • 16oz. HDPE Bottle w/ cap
    • 1/4" Nylon Hose Barb (2)
    • 1/2" FIP Connector CPVC (2)
    • 3/4" Rubber O-Ring (2)
    • Coffee Filter or 3" round fine cloth
    • 1/4" Surgical Tubing
    • 3/4" Spade or Fortsner Bit
    • Long Nose Pliers
    • 12 oz. activated charcoal (rinsed)



    INSTRUCTIONS:



    • Drill 3/4" holes in cap and bottom of bottle
    • Fit O-Rings on Hose Barbs
    • Cut off the FIP end of the CPVC connectors
    • Connect Hose Barbs & CPVC connectors
    • Install filter over bottom CPVC connector (paper or cloth)
    • Wet the filter to lay it down over the CPVC connector
    • Add charcoal
    • Add tubing as needed


    PICTURES:
































































    Last edited by PrepperDogs; 06-01-2013 at 12:33 AM.
    Inor and Blademaker like this.

  2. #2
    Senior Member


    Join Date
    Mar 2013
    Location
    Fire Land
    Posts
    8,044
    Brilliant! Thanks for the post! I see myself making two of these in the near future. Getting water in Minnesota is easy. Getting drinkable water is another matter. We have a Berkey for the house, but these would be perfect for our survival bags in our trucks.

    Thanks again - If I could like it more than once, I would.

  3. #3
    Senior Member


    Join Date
    May 2013
    Location
    Sonova Beach
    Posts
    197
    I redesigned the filter a bit. I found the bottle was too long for tool-less repairs and the paper filter wouldn't stay in place.

    Version 2 shows a jar that is wider and shorter will still providing 12 ounces of charcoal filtration. I also added a cloth filter over the bottom fitting and secured with a zip-tie, although the same size o-ring on the barbs can be used as well..

    The filter works in a gravity system. First the water is gravity fed into a purifying filter. Secondly the purified water is treated in the charcoal filter. The outlet tube of the charcoal filter drains directly into a storage container.
































    The Tree of Liberty must be refreshed from time to
    time with the blood of patriots and tyrants.

  4. Remove Advertisements
    PrepperForums.net
    Advertisements
     

  5. #4
    Senior Member R.I.P.


    Join Date
    Dec 2012
    Location
    north central Florida
    Posts
    2,886
    I'm thinking a large fuel filter like for an 18 wheeler or heavy equipment would work. Cut in half, remove internals & wash clean, install activated charcoal, & use epoxy to reassemble. Probably find used ones for free.

  6. #5
    Senior Member


    Join Date
    Oct 2012
    Location
    Beautiful Four Corners, Farmington NM
    Posts
    4,680
    Thats awesome. Thanks for the how to. will have to setup and build one.
    Without another filter, would you boil water before or after charcoal treatment, if that was only available?

  7. #6
    Senior Member


    Join Date
    May 2013
    Location
    Sonova Beach
    Posts
    197
    Quote Originally Posted by Deebo View Post
    Thats awesome. Thanks for the how to. will have to setup and build one.
    Without another filter, would you boil water before or after charcoal treatment, if that was only available?
    First strain through a cloth filter then boil. Charcoal is last.
    The Tree of Liberty must be refreshed from time to
    time with the blood of patriots and tyrants.

  8. #7
    Senior Member


    Join Date
    Oct 2012
    Location
    Beautiful Four Corners, Farmington NM
    Posts
    4,680
    While doing a search for activated charcoal, found that some people use it as a tooth whitener? Never would of thought that.

  9. #8
    Senior Member


    Join Date
    Mar 2013
    Location
    Now in AZ
    Posts
    8,852
    I think there are a bunch of ACTIVATED charcoal filters on the market already that are designed to filter down to 5 micron and some down to 2 to 0.5 micron. The ones I have stocked up on fit into a plastic, whole hose filter. I added water hose fittings on it and have a supply of different adapters for various hook ups to a rain water catch barrel, etc.

  10. #9
    Senior Member


    Join Date
    May 2013
    Location
    Sonova Beach
    Posts
    197
    Quote Originally Posted by paraquack View Post
    I think there are a bunch of ACTIVATED charcoal filters on the market already that are designed to filter down to 5 micron and some down to 2 to 0.5 micron. The ones I have stocked up on fit into a plastic, whole hose filter. I added water hose fittings on it and have a supply of different adapters for various hook ups to a rain water catch barrel, etc.
    Do you have a pic of them?
    The Tree of Liberty must be refreshed from time to
    time with the blood of patriots and tyrants.

  11. #10
    Senior Member


    Join Date
    Oct 2012
    Location
    Beautiful Four Corners, Farmington NM
    Posts
    4,680
    Im still sold on prepperdogs, I will find some activated charcoal and make my own, becouse I will buy the fittings, but, realisticly, everything else is free to me, I could use some of the brass fittings we have at work, but wanna try it just like his. I think its kool.

 

 
Page 1 of 3 1 2 3 LastLast

Sponsored Links

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

Similar Threads

  1. OK What Water Filter Do You Like The Best??
    By C5GUY in forum Survival Gear Reviews and Questions
    Replies: 13
    Last Post: 10-14-2017, 02:58 PM
  2. Best portable water filter
    By Seneca in forum General Prepper and Survival Talk
    Replies: 9
    Last Post: 02-25-2013, 04:59 PM
  3. The Line Between Prepper and Crazy. Where is that line?
    By preppermama in forum General Prepper and Survival Talk
    Replies: 44
    Last Post: 12-19-2012, 03:29 PM
  4. Charcoal water filter
    By O.M.F.U.G. in forum Alternative Energy (Wind, Solar, Hydro etc)
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: 06-08-2012, 09:24 AM
  5. Great Place To Obtain Water Filter Kits
    By C5GUY in forum General Prepper and Survival Talk
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 05-04-2012, 04:02 PM

Search tags for this page

charcoal in line water filter
,

diy carbon water filter

,

diy charcoal water filter

,
diy inline carbon filter
,
diy inline carbon water filter
,

homemade inline water filter

,

in line charcoal filter

,
inline charcoal filter water
Click on a term to search for related topics.
Back to Top