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DIY Ram Pump Obeys The Laws Of Physics. Despite the claims of “free energy” on the title of the video below, this is not yet another wacky perpetual motion story.

DIY Ram Pump Obeys The Laws Of Physics

We here at Hackaday fully support the laws of thermodynamics, and we think you should too. But you have to admit that a pump that works without any apparent energy inputs looks kind of shady at first glance. The apparatus in question is a ram pump, a technology dating back all the way to the 18th century. The version that [Junkyard – Origin of Creativity] built uses commonly available materials like PVC pipes and fittings. About the only things on the BOM that might be hard to scratch up are the brass check valves, which should probably be flap valves rather than the easier to find spring valves. There, the Second Law of Thermodynamics remains inviolate. Digging a Shallow Well. How to Clean a Shallow Well Foot Valve. Hand Auger Improvements for Shallow Well Digging. Homemade Ram Pump. How to Filter and Purify Rainwater ( Earthship Style WOM )

[Chapter] EMProvement - Off Grid Water Heater. How to Make a "Water Ram" off-grid Water Pump, requires no electricity. DIY Solar Water Heater! - Solar Thermal COPPER COIL Water Heater! - Easy DIY (Full instr.) 170F. SOLAR TUBES HEAT PIPE EXCHANGER RICH ALLEN. Evacuated Solar Tube Implosion Solar Water Heater Thermal Storage. Solar water heater.mpg. Zero Mass Water – SOURCE your water. Wind-powered device can produce 11 gallons per day of clean drinking water from the air. WaterSeer is a low-tech, low-cost atmospheric water condenser that could help create water self-sufficiency in communities around the world.

Wind-powered device can produce 11 gallons per day of clean drinking water from the air

A new device developed by VICI-Labs, in collaboration with UC Berkeley and the National Peace Corps Association, aims to provide a sustainable source of clean safe water for the millions without a reliable water supply. In the developed world, where most homes and businesses have ready access to clean water at the turn of a tap, we don't really have to worry about most waterborne diseases, or dehydration, or the ability to wash our selves, our clothes, or our eating utensils, but those worries are still very real for the millions around the world without a reliable clean water source. The WaterSeer could help to alleviate some of those water poverty issues.

And the best part? The WaterSeer will be priced at just $134. How to build a compost shower for free hot water. Posted A heating system developed by a French innovator decades ago is gaining a new life as a sustainable way to get free hot showers in the modern world.

How to build a compost shower for free hot water

The annual build of the compost shower has just been completed at the Fair Harvest Permaculture Farm in Margaret River WA. The system was developed by French innovator Jean Pain (1930-1981), who used compost to meet all his energy needs. Build A 500,000 BTU Solar Water Heater. Rocket Stove Water Heater Redux. Rocket stoves are awesome, experimental, and a knowledge stream in flux.

Rocket Stove Water Heater Redux

Or ours is, at any rate. Our rocket stove water heater has been doing its thing for nearly 3 years now, so we decided to take it apart and do a full examination of how it had fared. So Nick and our current permaculture interns set to work completely dis-mantling the rocket stove water heater and examining all its components. We made new discoveries and adjustments, put it all back together, and then covered the whole thing with mud. For a short history on our much beloved rocket stove water heater, see the original article here and our 2.5 year assessment here. After taking the heat riser and the water jacket off, two things became clear. We chose to switch from vermiculite (which would continue to settle over time) to some left over earthwool insulation we had left over from the tinyhouse build.

Simple, Cheap Solar Water Heater is Made From Recycled Bottles. Solar Seawater Distiller Turns Salt Water into Drinking Water Using Only Sunlight. California may soon be in need of these!

Solar Seawater Distiller Turns Salt Water into Drinking Water Using Only Sunlight

A genius yet very simple way to produce healthy, bacteria-free water. Italian designer Gabriele Diamanti (@GabDiamanti) has invented Eliodomestico, an eco-distiller running on solar power, to provide safe drinking-water for people in developing countries: a very simple way to produce healthy, bacteria-free water. Eliodomestico is an open source project. This ingenious distiller was the winner at Core77 Design Award 2012 – social impact category and finalist at the Prix Émile Hermès 2011 competition. For more info and to donate to this project, click here. Watch the video posted below to see how it works.

Electric Bicycle Kits. Excellent for winter heating systems and summer projects.

Electric Bicycle Kits

Boil water using only sunlight! 1 tube can raise 1 liter of water from 60'F(15'C) to 212'F(100'C) in one hour of direct sunlight. Use this box of 10 tubes for your own science or hobby projects, or for building your own powerful solar-powered home heating systems. Tube Specs: -Includes: Box of Ten (10) Solar Vacuum (evacuated) tubes. Finally you have a reliable U.S. source for high-grade solar vacuum tubes, also known as solar evacuated tubes. Each solar evacuated tube soaks up the energy in sunlight, absorbing it into the super-insulated inner tube of their incredible double-wall heating system. DIY solar vacuum tube water heater manifold. Made To Measure Water Tanks - Tankworks. Vessel - Portfolio - Splinter Works. Carbon Fibre 2600-3000 L 800 W mm Struck by the synergy between the shapes of two compelling symbols of relaxation, a hammock and a bath tub, Splinter Works were inspired to develop a piece that would provide the ultimate vehicle for total escapism.

Vessel - Portfolio - Splinter Works

The peaceful experience of kicking-back in a hammock has been further enhanced by combining it with the immersive comfort of soaking in a hot bath. By literally elevating the experience of bathing into a suspended sculpture the bathroom has been reinvented as a contemplative sanctuary for artful relaxation. Designed for use in a wet room, Vessel is suspended from the walls and does not touch the floor. It is fixed with stainless steel brackets that can be covered over, or left revealed. Vessel is made from carbon fibre which is utilised for its inherent strength and ability to be formed into complex curves, furthermore the weave of the fabric references the cloth of a typical hammock. Crazy Looking Bamboo Tower Creates 25 Gallons of Drinking Water Per Day From Thin Air! This crazy looking tower creates 25 gallons of drinking water per day from thin air.

Crazy Looking Bamboo Tower Creates 25 Gallons of Drinking Water Per Day From Thin Air!

It’s basically an atmospheric water collector which gathers dew from the air. “…The 9 m tall bamboo framework has a special fabric hanging inside capable to collect potable water from the air by condensation…” It’s called the WarkaWater: “…The name ‘WarkaWater’ comes from the Warka Tree, a giant wild fig tree native to Ethiopia, traditionally used for public gatherings and school education. The Warka Tree is an archetype of the Biennale theme ‘Common Ground’…” The simple and practical, yet elegant design powers out ahead of any of the commercial atmospheric water generators on the market which cost thousands more to build than this.

This is a wonderful water generation idea, that’s inexpensive, and actually beautiful to look at. Water is life, and being designed after a tree. Rainwater Harvesting. The catchment area is the first point of contact for rainfall.

Rainwater Harvesting

For the vast majority of tank-based rainwater harvesting systems, the catchment area is the roof surface. Rainwater Harvesting Study - Cockrell School of Engineering. Thursday, 03 March 2011 11:51 Faculty and students with The Cockrell School of Engineering recently completed a study that is being used by the Texas Water Development Board to give residents a better sense of what roofing materials are best for harvesting rainwater.

Rainwater Harvesting Study - Cockrell School of Engineering

Pictured left to right are: Professors Kerry Kinney and Michael Barrett (back row); engineering student Carolina Mendez; and Assistant Professor Mary Jo Kirisits. Rainwater Connection - Rainwater Collection and Harvesting Systems - Rainwater Harvesting Components. Components of a Rainwater Harvesting System This section is currently out of date. Providing Water: A Practical Field Guide by Humphrey Blackburn. You just bought this piece of property, closed escrow two weeks ago. You know where you're going to put your house and the septic tank.

You know there are some springs somewhere up the hill by those oaks. Now what? You open the book Providing Water, a Practical Field Guide, and sit on a stump and start leafing through it. Says here that with gravity feed, you can have a complete water system including reliable treatment with no power, no chemicals, and no replacement cartridges. Hmm. OK, next. But, I may need to pump to a higher location. Water Steriliser Ultraviolet 16W 240V 450 L H Purifier UV Drinking Water Fish. Gallery: Best Water Filter in the World – Available to your NGO!