How to Build a Stove Water Distiller

How to Build a Stove Water Distiller


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Water distillation is one of the most effective ways to remove impurities, but it is also one of the most

time consuming. It is also one of the least efficient in terms of what you get out of it by the time the

process is complete. However, there is a way that you can speed up the process and make the most out

of this method by using some very basic material. Learn how to create your own distilling mechanism,

and give yourself a stable supply of safe drinking water today.


All that you need for this project is a water kettle, some duct tape, flexible stainless steel conduit or

piping and a container for the water. You will also need a source of heat to boil the water in the kettle.

The best kind of kettle is one that has a plastic cap on the spout as well as a lid on top/ Cut a hole that

will accommodate the diameter of the pipe in order to create a snug fit. Secure the connection with a

generous amount of duct tape, but make sure that you don’t tape the lid shut so that you can add water

as necessary.


You also want to secure the pipe to the receiving container as well. You can use any container that you

like, from an empty soda bottle to a mason jar. Plastic jars with small tops will enable you to attach the

pipe securely and create a virtually air-tight connection. However, you can simply dangle the end of

the pipe into a container and wait for the water to drip as well.


All you need to do now is to fill the kettle with water, light the burner on the stove and let nature do its

work. As the water begins to heat and condense, the steam will flow through the pipe connection and

into the receiving container. Keep adding water to the kettle as necessary until the container is full.

You can drink the water right away, or it can be stored for future use as well.

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There are a number of modifications that you can design in order to accommodate a variety of different

conditions. For example, you can put foil on a large cooking kettle or pot and place it on a fire or

rocket stove. Simply affix the hose and tape to where the foil meets a side of the pan. As long as you

can get steam from your cooking pot into the hose, then you will get distilled water droplets that fill

your receptacle.

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Obviously, you will get more water if you are using a larger pot, however, you can keep filling a simple

kettle with water as well. The important thing is that this method will boil and purify almost any type

of contaminated water without the need to build or purchase filtration systems. Distillation also doesn’t

impact the taste or odor of water like many purification tablets as well. Try this method out for

yourself, and see how effective it is with turning stream, lake, salt and even rainwater into a fresh and

safe supply to have on hand during an emergency.

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