Author Topic: Barefoot Well Diggers  (Read 6105 times)

Offline Knowdafish

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Re: Barefoot Well Diggers
« Reply #15 on: April 30, 2010, 05:19:28 PM »
Granted, a sand filter is a good start, but NOT for the end product for human use!!
B-Ray

Au contraire! A Sand filter, if constructed and used correctly, will make most water, (as long as it isn\'t contaminated with heavy metals or chemicals) even if it is heavily laden with bacteria, safe for human use and construction! The beneficial bacteria that colonize the sand bed actually eat the bad bacteria! Read up on it. †;D

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Re: Barefoot Well Diggers
« Reply #16 on: May 01, 2010, 08:25:20 AM »
Agreed...
A sand filter would be perfect to keep out most of the tropical water cooties that would make water unsafe to drink, but if you live downstream from a chemical plant best to stick with bottled water.
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Re: Barefoot Well Diggers
« Reply #17 on: May 01, 2010, 12:35:48 PM »
Agreed...
A sand filter would be perfect to keep out most of the tropical water cooties that would make water unsafe to drink, but if you live downstream from a chemical plant best to stick with bottled water.

RUFUS,

Do not take my name in vain....

Da\' Couttie.
Wayne† ;D ;D

Offline c_a_p_t_a_i_n_r_o_n

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Re: Barefoot Well Diggers
« Reply #18 on: May 01, 2010, 01:30:11 PM »
I don\'t think a simply sand filter will eliminate Da\'Couttie........in a way that\'s not a bad thing †;)

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Re: Barefoot Well Diggers
« Reply #19 on: May 02, 2010, 12:50:40 AM »
Agreed...
A sand filter would be perfect to keep out most of the tropical water cooties that would make water unsafe to drink, but if you live downstream from a chemical plant best to stick with bottled water.


RUFUS,

Do not take my name in vain....

Da\' Couttie.

Da\' Couttie?
Not Da\' Cooter? ;D ;D ;D
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Re: Barefoot Well Diggers
« Reply #20 on: May 20, 2010, 06:39:15 PM »
20 May 2010 Update --

Well, the barefoot well-diggers have been gone for 4 months. So far our well water has been used only for construction. Even after the house is finished the well water will be used for flushing toilets and taking showers. I will have the water tested, but of coursetest or not we\'d never consider drinking it.

We now pay P12 for 18-liter (5-gal) bottles of drinking water.

Even with no appreciable rain since last October, our well still has not run dry. I know nothing about wells, but don\'t think this describes a well of so-called \"surface water.\" If it depended on surface water, it would\'ve surely gone dry months ago -- but what do I know?... hehehe.

Regards to all, Randor

Offline rdjlazo@yahoo.com

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Re: Barefoot Well Diggers
« Reply #21 on: May 21, 2010, 05:28:47 AM »
The major material used† in water filtration is charcoal. The best charcoal
used in diferent filtration such as chemicals, water and minerals is
coconut shell charcoal. So if you are near a place where they grow coconuts
then there must be alot of coco shells in your neighborhood.
The process of making coco charcoal must be an easy process.
Best of luck,
Rudy

Offline Knowdafish

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Re: Barefoot Well Diggers
« Reply #22 on: July 22, 2010, 02:59:16 PM »
The major material used† in water filtration is charcoal. The best charcoal
used in different filtration such as chemicals, water and minerals is
coconut shell charcoal. So if you are near a place where they grow coconuts
then there must be a lot of coco shells in your neighborhood.
The process of making coco charcoal must be an easy process.
Best of luck,
Rudy


Coconut shell carbon is indeed the best, but to get the most out of it, and be what is used for high quality filtration, it must be \"activated\". This is way beyond burning coconut shells in a fire pit!

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Activated_carbon

Offline rdjlazo@yahoo.com

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Re: Barefoot Well Diggers
« Reply #23 on: July 23, 2010, 12:54:38 AM »
I came accross some people from Mindanao who export coco charcoal for processing into activated charcoal
we are talking about. It might be a good idea to study a community that produce a lot of copra
and if there is enough coco shells to turn into coco charcoal that can have some commerical use
or value for export or be sold to exporter of this charcoal. Or maybe find a co that procesesses
this charcoal locally.
Just thought,
Rudy