Am I an idiot or will this make distilled water? It's a humidifier with a tube capturing the evaporated water.
>>2413709That's the basics of distillation. You should have the collection vessel in another larger container with cool water in to keep the collection end cool, to promot condensation, but that'll do it. Don't know how efficient it is, or why you need to do this, when distilled water is cheap and easy to find.
>>2413709youre going to blow up your house
>>2413715Well I use a lot of distilled water for my carnivorous plants and I hate to keep buying all those plastic water gallons.
>>2413709Just grab the water that comes from the AC.
It should work. Another option would be to boil water (can also do this while cooking pasta, potatoes, ect.) and then collect that water on the cover of the piy with a sponge or a cloth. Or drill through the pot cover and install a copper spiral to cool the water vapor like a moonshine stil. Pic related
>>2413709This will make mustard gas, don't do OP!
>>2413709...please tell us you didn't already plug that in
>>2413709just don't drink it
>>2413709Your air conditioner also makes the forbidden juice, fortified with heavy metalsI wouldn't drink it.
>>2413709It won'tUltrasonic humidifiers are not evaporating the water.
>>2413831You can add water moisture to air without evaporation, room temp IQ.
>>2413709damn I should've done this instead of buying an $800 water distiller.
>>2413850>$800 to boil some waterwat
It seems to be working. I added some ice underneath it. Pretty slow process so far.
>>2413853It boils it real good though.
>>2413853If you use a lot of distilled water (say, for your drinking water) then it's absolutely worth it to invest in a quality stainless steel distiller like >>2413866 rather than buying some plastic shit that will break after a few months.
Make sure your humidifier is a heating type. That looks like an ultrasonic type which will just blow water into the air minerals and all. Why nit capture the drain off your ac or use a dehumidifier?
>>2413887yea it looks like youre right. it is an ultrasonic humidifier. i guess this doesnt work then.
>>2413838>You can add water moisture to air without evaporation, room temp IQ.>water moistureOP's pic is an ultrasonic humidifier. Collecting/condensing the output from that unit will not give you distilled water; it will give you essentially the same mix that was in there to start.
>>2413721how do i take it from the ac?
>>2413709No you dumb fuck, that thing produces mist not steamDistilling won't happen unless you fully evaporate the water into steam, and then recondense the steam
anyone itt heard of legionnaires disease? i wouldn't trust any room-temperature evaporation and condensation of water for that reason.>>2413903>ultrasoniclol nevermind>>2413866do those have a compressor to pull the heat back out of the condensing water?
>>2413963Typically theres a pan under the filter with a pipe drain leading outside. Just open and put a bucket there.
>>2413709anon, that's how you make mustard gas!
>>2413719Why do they need it? I bought a venus fly trap the other day
>>2413719If you're going to keep carnivorous plants long term, just get a RO system. Carnivorous plants love that shit.
>>2413709you can make it from some copper pipes and kettle but it's all about efficiencyi am looking for solid fuel water distiller andhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TQ_xhL4cUmAlooks intrestinganyone else has some easy to make ideas that use solid fuel ?i want solid fuel so in case of chimpout i can just chop trees of my neighbour and use them to distill water
>>2413709You can get close to distilled water with some reverse osmosis filters. At least in my experience total dissolved solids in the output water is extremely low. Fluoride is also filtered out. I use an AquaPure countertop RO unit for drinking water, for humidification using an ultrasonic humidifier and for a CPAP humidifier.
>>2414087yea they cannot drink water with minerals in it.
>>2413709No. That humidifier doesn't boil the water, there is no temperature separation, it is an ultrasonic evaporator using soundwaves, it is a physical separation. You will just put the same tapwater into the jar you put into the humidifier. Also you should be using distilled water in that humidifier to begin with to keep it nice an clean.
>>2413709No it won't.The water needs to pass from liquid to gas to be distilled.Humidifiers use ultrasonic to break water into thousands of little droplets, but they are still in liquid form and contain all substances that the water contained in the first place.
>>2415003caveat, *some* humidifiers use ultrasonics, and while they're getting more common, they're far from the only method out there. they spit salts and microbes into the air so they're not exactly ideal for air quality unless you're buying distilled water for them.
>>2414087They grow in environments so nutrient poor that their roots are hyper sensitive to almost anything dissolved in water. Tap water will kill them over time.
>>2413709if it's an ultrasonic humidifier, it's vapourising the water but not distilling out other molecules.The point of distilling is to separate based on evaporation temperature differences, which you won't do with ultrasound.