Re: Water and watering etc.

Richard Marsden (
Mon, 26 Jun 1995 17:56:37 -0700 (PDT)

On Mon, 26 Jun 1995, Wim Osterholt wrote:

> Let's repeat this for the newcomers:
> Remember that you all (probably) already have a H2O generator at home.
> Take a matchbox or some such to prevent your fridge door to fully close.
> Defrost it every day and collect the melting condensed ice from it into
> a suitable device.
> In the summer this can provide you up to a litre distilled water a day.
> The (bigger) automatic defrosting fridges do collect their waste water on
> top of the compressor for evaporating by it's heat.
> Just lead the tube to a bottle instead :-)

I can just see the response I get, when I try this at home, or at my home
in Durham (house full of penniless students => unnecesary waste of
electricity)! If the freezer is iced up, then just collecting the ice
would be a good way of get some extra water, though.
I should think its also quite easy to set up a simple still, using a
kitchen hob or kettle. Has anyone tried this?