DIY $5 Brita style water filter made from Coffee maker

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This is a very simple way to make a Brita style water filter using activated charcoal and your coffee maker. if you want to see some of the neat things I make and sell on ebay go to http://Stores….


Arthur Boudreau says:

I’m not sure but i think cold water activates the charcoal. Good idea if
was stuck. Heat water let cool then send through charcoal. Nice clean

Robb's Homemade Life says:

I think so, the physical properties of the charcoal is not changed by the
temperature of the water.

winston0024 says:

Bung hole you cant use aquarium charcoal you need “food grade” charcoal

whahappa says:

A quick google search reveals that hot water releases trapped toxins back
into the water, and the Brita instruction sheet says to use only cold
water. I would only use cold or room temperature water if it were me

i4detail says:

you would need some kind of osmosis or destillation process in order to get
rid of that. that leaves you with water that contains low or no amount of
important minerals though.

Robb's Homemade Life says:

you can’t tell by looking, I change every couple of months.

John O says:

In an emergency, one could readily fashion a breather from a couple of
coffee filters and some charcoal in between . for noxious fumes etc.

dcracing1 says:

Hot water will re-release the toxins back in the water! It’s obviously a
great idea, but gotta disconnect the heating element.

Robb's Homemade Life says:

@dcracing1 what if hot water was just used once in awhile to remove any bio

aleiakay says:

@mrhulot101 i can’t see how using hot water as releasing the toxins back,
since you use the same method basically in a fish tank, fish tanks have
heaters because if fish get too cold they die, so the basic carbon filter
used in fish tanks must work with hot/warm water or cold, the temp of the
water can’t have anything to do with how well it filters, but if in doubt
of it doing a good enough job, why do they always say you should boil the
water after filtering it? seems fishy / pardon the pun lol

Robb's Homemade Life says:

Thanks Danny!

JanHuniche says:

Is the activated charcoal effective when the water is boiling… ???.

Robb's Homemade Life says:

Thanks for the helpful comment!

charles keeton says:

brilliant solution..thanx! by the way keeping water
alkaline(peroxide,bicarbonate,citric acids…)controls the microbial growth!

deec269 says:

Does this filter out fluoride and if not do you know what will? Nice info.

ericlndbrg says:

Brilliant idea, Sir. I love it when someone demonstrates how to use a
regular appliance for a whole different purpose!

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Frodo says:

Charcoal filters do not work well with hot water.

FiveManDota says:

ya think the electricity yield cost is worse than the 6 dollars a month?

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