How to build your own solar still

do-it-yourself solar still schematic

Detailed Description

You can try this at home!

  • Dig a pit into the ground
  • Place a bowl at the bottom of the pit that will be used to catch the condensed water
  • Cover the pit loosly with a plastic sheet (you can use stones or other heavy objects to hold it in place over the pit)
    • Be sure that the lowest part of the plastic sheet hovers directly over the bowl
  • Leave your water "trap" overnight and water can be collected from the bowl in the morning


Image Dimensions: 996 x 851

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Location Taken: US