How to Build a Stove Water Distiller

How to Build a Stove Water Distiller

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.  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.  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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