Have you guys seen this??

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Have you seen this? www.vapaire.com

Do you think it would work?

-- Najia (najia274@yahoo.com), May 02, 2002


I would think it would have to be mighty humid for this to produce much water ...... or raining cats and dogs... Seems like a mighty effective scheme to seperate folks from their money though. If you get much water from this, I got a bridge to sell to go over it. hehehehehhehe. I wouldnt waste my money Najia.

-- mark chenail (chenail@uiuc.edu), May 02, 2002.

I have heard of this process before...don't know if this is the same company. A company was advertising a machine like this just before the Y2K thingie was supposed to have happened....on the shortwave stations. I never did hear anything bad about it....just haven't heard anything since around 1999. For me, the price is too prohibitive so I don't even have to think what I would do about this. Also, we have a lot of spraying (you know, the chemtrail thing) going on around here. A machine would have to be capable of taking that sort of thing out of the air/water that it makes as well as the usual stuff that filters do.

We bought an Aqua-Rain water filter at the Preparedness Fair that was in our area a couple of weeks ago. We still have to put it together. It is similar to Big Berke...but larger and cheaper than the BB model that I went there intending to buy. It is American made and the specs say about the same as the BB. I hope this filter system works for us. Just because it is a new invention does not mean that it can't work as well as more trusted filters already on the market. It is a chance to take.


-- Evelyn Flesher (etflesher@netexas.net), May 02, 2002.

I dont see myself spending that much money on ANYTHING, Mark but I thought it was an interesting idea. We are moving to a new village with zero running water. We have a few 55 gallon plastic garbage cans to gather rain water but will need to think of other ways to collect it....another 10 cans maybe.

Evelyn, can you tell me more about the filter you bought?

-- Najia (najia274@yahoo.com), May 02, 2002.

It should work fine. As the site says, the amount of water depends upon the humidity in the air. Even in the desert the humidity will run at least 10% most of the time. It may be cost prohibitive, however.

In an arid climate, like the deserts of the Southwest, it is possible to collect enough rainwater for household use. One need to plan on collecting water during the rainy season and storing it for use later. The trick is to know your rainfall (available from the weather service) and find the biggest wet periods. Then having estimated your water needs, you will know how big a collecting surface and storage tank you need. (Just a guess, but in northwestern AZ a collecting surface of 2500 soft and a 5,000 gal tank should suffice. About 15' of rain per year, but only about 6" collectible from big storms.)

-- Joe (CactusJoe001@AOL.com), May 02, 2002.

I used to drink tap water when I lived in Washington but after moving to Montana I had to filter my water. I'm sure the tap water here is fine to drink but to me it tastes like garbage. I'b been using a brita water filter (30 dollars for the really big one and two filter) and I love it! It's a cheeper and easier alternative if it's filtered water you want.

-- Erika (misserika129@hotmail.com), May 02, 2002.

It would probably work, but it sounds like you would be getting a dehumidifier with a filter for a high price.

I am not sure exactly what you are looking for, but I found a nice stand alone filter at: (For $179)

http://americanfreedomnews.com/mcart/index.cgi? ID=FEVYAH&task=show&cat=Water+Filters

Another idea would be get a used dehumidifier and put the water through your own filter. I am sure that it would save lots of money over time. By using water from a dehumidifier you would also eliminate many water-borne pathogens.

Hope this helps.

Talk to you later.

-- Bob in WI (bjwick@hotmail.com), May 02, 2002.

All this thing is is a gussied up dehumidifier with an outrageous pricetag. The product literature says that it will produce UP to 5 gallons of drinking water in a 24 hour period. I guess that up to means if you are in Southern Florida during the wet season.

Go to a yard sale or an auction and buy a used dehumidifier and run the water produced through an activated charcoal filter from sears and you will save bunches and bunches of money.

Don't let the yutzes rip you off.


-- Joe Longshaw (luddite@positech.net), May 03, 2002.

It is a dehumidifier/air conditioner.....they do the same thing. Hmmm...so does a fuel cell generator...

-- BC (katnip364@aol.com), May 03, 2002.

BC, I believe fuel cells PRODUCE water. They take a fuel, like hydrogen, and combine it with air to produce electricity, heat and water.

-- Joe (CactusJoe001@AOL.com), May 03, 2002.

PS: I'm nit picking again.

-- Joe (CactusJoe001@AOL.com), May 03, 2002.

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