Kevin Hayden – TruthisTreason.net
Source: Homespun Environmental – Russ Michaud, Truth Supporter
This short paper discusses adding a siphon to a gravity fed water filter and how to set it up properly. The paper discusses the siphon applications to a 4×4 ceramic water filter cartridge but the general principal applies to other water filter technologies as well.
What is a siphon? A siphon is simply a length of hose that is added to the output of the filter where the water normally drips out. The dimensions of the tube are critical. The inside diameter needs to be small enough that the tube can completely fill with water. The outside diameter of the tube needs to form a good seal with the filter. The length of the tube should be at least a foot long but can be much longer if needed. Ideally it should rest on the bottom of the container.
How does a siphon work? A siphon forms a vacuum that pulls water through the filters much like a syringe. This vacuum force is in addition to the normal force of gravity but is much stronger. ...Continue ReadingLeave a Comment