Monthly Archives: November 2011

Diverter barrel size: 55 gallons or smaller?

There was a comment on one of the videos describing the diverter: Does the barrel have to be 55 gallons? The answer is no – with several caveats. The volume of water that is diverted depends on the condition and … Continue reading

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Slow sand filter construction

Update May 5, 2014: This filter is still functional after 2 and a half years of operation. It was frozen solid this winter (until Feb. 2014) for 2 months. Temperatures were down to 10 degrees F. for several days, and … Continue reading

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Chlorine, THMs and HAAs (Trihalomethanes and Haloacetic acids) and other chemical water pollutants

Are there THMs or HAAs in the water you drink? Unless you are on a well, or use a slow sand filter, or do not get your water from a source that has been treated with Chlorine, you are probably … Continue reading

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