and a DIY guide to gravel roughing filtration
The filter system is currently working off grid in Upstate NY. I resolved the issue of not being present for weeks at a time and the water getting stagnant with no flow by using a rain barrel timer which releases water once a day to keep waterflow moving throughout the system. I do have a question regarding biochar. Do you recommend acid washing or "treating" the biochar prior to using? or is it fine to just crush it up and use it right after creating it?
Hello Josh. Thank you for your amazing work.
I have a question about the meshes that are shown on the video. Since the meshes are not in the list of materials, are they necessary or not?
In case they are, do we need to buy something that is alimentary grade?
Hello All, my 4 barrel set-up is almost complete. If the system needs to be shut down for weeks at a time as it exists in an off- grid camp that is used periodically throughout the year. should all barrels be drained each time? I am also exploring using a timer to drain the clean water tank for a few minutes each day just to keep the flow going? Lastly are there any special instructions for winterizing the system to prevent any unwanted bacteria growth over the winter? Thank you.
Hello All. I am trying to figure out if the top of each barrel should be sealed or not. I believe the sand filter barrel needs air to help it do it's thing? Thank you.
Hi josh ,
This is kapil verma from india. I am a advertising photographer by profession. Planning to get into in farming bussiness. Actually i have been searching for good ans chemical free food for my family. I got it from the market but sometime i feel i can't completely trust on other people if they are giving organic food or not. So i decided to start a small farm for my family food requirements.
I am exploring alot about farming without chemical. For chemical free soil and water. As these 2 are most important thing for organic farming. So soil i have got all details. But as we know 70 percent requirement in the farming is water. Soil require less effort to make chemical free but water is a big problem.
Was going through with some of water filter but those are very costly and also these water filter can not purifier water for farming those are good for drinking water.
So xan you suggest mein a good water purifier system technology so that i can purify and chemical free water for my farm in a huge capacity.
Waiting for the reply.
Dear Josh, by building your system i discover a big problem: The water will enter the pvc (which contains the string attached to the floater) and go up directly, without going through the gravel filter. So the construction containing the valve has to have a hole to let the string move freely enough, but the hole has to be as tiny as possible. How dis you solve this problem? I hoop that my question is clear enough. (With a drawing it would be more easy to explain). I hope you can help me there. Thank you!
Will it remove arsenic?