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    Atmospheric Water Generator.

    Atmospheric Water Generator. This is a home made AWG. Here in California we need all the water we can get.
    This is a dehumidifier that gets h2o from the moisture in the air about 5 Gallons a day. It has a 30 Gallon tank and extra black Berky filters in side.

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    That's a really good thing to have. What are the details, i.e. how does it operate and about what does one cost to put together?

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    Not bad! 5 gallons a day? After passing through those filters do you need to refilter to make the water potable?

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    Hi Rob,Diyer,
    Water is pulled into the condenser via a electric fan. which gathers the water on the fins, small fridge,, then it gos to the 5 gallon bucket that is inside the 30 gallon drum. The 5 gallon bucket has two Berky filters that remove most of the contaminants. The water is then pumped thru a line to a spicket. There are many ways to filter water, it depends the area you live in to know which ones are the best to use, it is best to consult a professional to know which filtration to use for your area.
    Cost of all the parts between $400. and $5oo. This unit was made to operate outside.
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    Thanks Captainleeward! I've added your Atmospheric Water Generator to our Miscellaneous category, as well as to your builder page: Captainleeward's Homemade Tools. Your receipt:


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    You mentioned a small fridge, plus a fan. How many watts does it consume? I do know that in your case, you've got free power.

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    Hi Diyer, consumes 400 watts electricity here in California it is still cheep, but I can use my solar/wind generator system to power it up for 5 o6 six hours if I really need to. it stays on mostly at night. this is when the humidity is the highest here. :O)
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    Very Cool!!!!!

    400 watts per hour assuming it runs for 8 hours per day means that here in Ontario, Canada it would cost about $0.60 per day. Cheap water.....
    Last edited by Powless Design; 01-10-2015 at 07:07 AM.

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    Hi Power Design, of course the amount of humidity in the air varies we have usually 50 to 60 % because we are near the ocean so we get the on shore clouds and fog ect. it is necessary to have more that 30% humidity for the unit to be useful.
    60% will yeald 5 gallons of h2o per 8 hr. day.In the house the humidity is 10% higher but we like the humidity so better to have the unit out side for us. I have more pictures of the build if any body is interested. :O)
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    this is a float switch turns off the unit when the tank is full
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    Very neat. Free water from free power.

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