Hefty Hi-Rise 4.5-Gallon (18-Quart) Gray Tote with Latching Lid.
Hefty Hi-Rise 18 -Gallon (72-Quart) Gray Tote with Latching Lid
CRAFTING THE $40 DIY GREYWATER FILTER
Hello again everyone! Today we’re looking at making our own greywater filter, saving money and making our landscape greener in the process.
This is fast and easy to make – BTW this is version 4 so we have already worked out 99% of the bugs for you.
PRICES THAT WORK
You can see examples above of the filter tank and surge tank, which we can obtain for reasonable prices.
NOTE: We will need to change the filter about every 3 months at a cost of $1.50.
ESSENTIALS OF THE FILTER
There are two totes we use, and they fit inside each other. There’s a 32″ quart and an 18″ quart size, and we use these together.
When you watch the tutorial, you will see we have drilled a number of different holes of 1.5 inches. These can be sporadic and they don’t have to be exact. The other detail is a 1.5 inch drill, into which we inserted a grommet. It is allowed to dry for a day.
OVERFLOW IS CONTROLLED
The overflow is so the water doesn’t overflow into the yard. We want to save money while we make our landscape greener and we don’t want extra loss. You put up a warning sign per California code. We also build shelving around the unit to hold it in place.
THE FILTER’S JOB
Of course the filter is used to keep the area from clogging up with soap and scum. This process of using the Aquifer Pipe widens your water table underneath the surface. Since we are getting a wide base for the water, we can be sure we are taking out the excess grime.
CHECK OUT OUR WEBSITE
From our site, you can purchase the labels and the grommet. Take a look here.
The other items can be purchased for under $40 at Lowes.