Adam Poddepie wrote:I was throwing around the idea a little while back on making a passive solar distiller for water purposes. The filtration steps played into my thought stream, and I was kind of jumping back and forth from the regular solar hot water heater design with a condensing apparatus, and a collection flask heated by a concave mirror. This wouldn't have massive output, but I thought it seemed like a cool project. Your thoughts?
Adam Klaus wrote:I have been thinking about the pH in my rainwater. Anybody have a good technique for raising the pH of their rainwater?
Is there a substrate that I could dump into my two 1700 gallon tanks to do this in a low tech way? Dont really want to use a chemical pump or a backflush media filter for reasons of cost and simplicity.
thanks in advance---
Adam Klaus wrote:thanks for the quick reply John,
if I were to just dump some chips in the tanks, how much would you reccomend?
I could also make a wire basket of sorts, fill it with the chips, and have the water pass through that in my downspouts. This would use much less material but the water would have a more dynamic contact with the material.
Any ideas for sourcing?