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handmade claypot (ceramic) water filters

Discussion in 'Back to Basics' started by Tango3, Jul 28, 2009.

  1. Tango3

    Tango3 Aimless wanderer

  2. gunbunny

    gunbunny Never Trust A Bunny

    Very interesting, Tango. I'll have to wife talk to some of the pottery people at the college where she works, and see if this is a feasable thing to accomplish locally. It seems that the clay mixture and the silver biocide coating are the keys to getting this to work.
  3. Tango3

    Tango3 Aimless wanderer

    Just though the mixing coffee or rice hulls in the clay and burning'em out technique was good "mcgyvering knowledge" to tuck away...
  4. gunbunny

    gunbunny Never Trust A Bunny

    The wife found this site: http://www.pottersforpeace.org/

    It goes into some more detail, but still no exact formula for the colloidial silver stain or the exact composition of the clay/sawdust/etc mixture.

    I like the 5 gallon bucket idea, that would make things really easy.
  5. magnus392

    magnus392 Field Marshall Mags Moderator Emeritus Founding Member

    You could simply treat the "filtered" water with colloidal silver after the filtration to kill organic nasties. I'll talk to my step dad about the idea of mixing silver into the clay.
  6. Tracy

    Tracy Insatiably Curious Moderator Founding Member

  7. gunbunny

    gunbunny Never Trust A Bunny

    Still checking, Tracy. Art majors are... fickle. Especially when they don't understand why you would want an ugly flower pot to put dirty water in and clean water out. Oh, and it has to fit in a boring 5 gallon bucket, yawn. Why do you need that if you can just use the sink to get water?
  8. Tracy

    Tracy Insatiably Curious Moderator Founding Member

    No worries. I'm very patient. I look forward to your findings. :)
  9. CRC

    CRC Survivor of Tidal Waves | RIP 7-24-2015 Moderator Emeritus Founding Member

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