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    How to purify your water

    What is the best way you think to make your water clean? You may think that boiling is pretty much enough to kill all the bacteria. Well, you could just boil the water but this wouldn’t get the sand and other particles out of the water. So the best way purify your water is to use a filter. It gets the particles, dirt and some of other “unseen” chemicals out of your water. You can try homemade a simple water filter.  Use an empty bottle and turn the bottle upside down (with the cap down down). Then fill in the bottle with the materials in this order: – pebbles – Sand…

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    Water Solutions – When it comes to TASTE & QUALITY

    Water is a necessity of life and while water can come from many sources including bottled, municipal systems, rain water or ground water from wells or springs, not all water is considered potable and safe to drink. How safe your water is depends on several factors and what standards it is measured against. If you have any doubts as to the health of your water supply, ask your water system provider for a copy of their most recent water report. However, when it comes down to taste, even treated water can leave an undesirable aftertaste. Fortunately, there are still simple solutions for making tap water drinkable. And to our surprise,…

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    Water Solutions – When it comes to TASTE & QUALITY part2

    Other solutions for treating your water taste and quality are: 2.  Conserve your own water Whether you are trying to conserve water because your supply is limited or simply you want to save money because you are on metered water rates, there are practical ways to save water. Remember, while some may seem trivial every gallon of water not used means more money in your pocket. 3.  Activated Carbon Filters: Making Tap Water Safe and Pleasant Even though your tap water from a municipal or public water system is treated and safe to drink, it doesn’t guarantee water that is pleasant to drink. Treated drinking water that meets water quality…

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    Guide to a funnier grill, greener grill

    charcoal is about as simple a pile of grilling fuel as you can buy, but if you aren’t careful you won’t get what you really want and you’ll be back next time to buy another one. If my words hit you, then it’s time to give yourself some more thoughts – Which might suit my needs better? Any unique charcoal alternative that can give me beautiful barbecue experience? Many people are surprised to learn that charcoal isn’t made exclusively from wood.  For those who only have knowledge about wood BBQs, they always find it hard to maintain a consistent level of heat. If the fire dies down, then they risk…

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    How Do I Hang a Carbon Filter On My Own?

    Carbon filters work best when they are suspended high above your grow room near the ceiling. But they can be heavy and bulky to hang, especially if you are on your own. Here we take you through an easy, tried and tested method of hanging a carbon filter solo. Indoor gardeners sometimes use carbon filters to purify the air in and around their gardens. Carbon filters work in partnership with an extraction fan. Organic molecules are adsorbed by the activated carbon inside the filter and the exiting air is purified as a result. Carbon filters are most efficient when positioned above your plants, near the ceiling (the higher the better). But they…

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    Why Active Carbon Water Filter

    Is Your Best Choice What’s activated carbon block water filter? How it works and how to choose among options for your specific needs? During water filtration, Activated carbon is often the media used to remove contaminants and impurities. Carbon is probably the most efficient absorbent known to man, and it is unique because of its thousand tiny pores that can absorb. The carbon is positively charged to attract negatively charged impurities such as chlorine, chemicals and volatile organic compounds (VOCs). Most carbon water filters are either made with granular activated carbon (GAC), or powdered block carbon material. Activated carbon water filters are rated by the size of contaminants they remove.…

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    Types of Activated Carbon

    Powdered activated carbon (PAC) and granular activated carbon (GAC) are the two types of activated carbon. Don’t get confused. This article will guide you through the background and the strength of each activated carbon. Powdered activated carbon

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    Activated Carbon and Air Filters

    Activated carbon is carbon that has been treated with oxygen. After the treatment, millions of tiny pores are activated on the carbon’s surface. Amazingly, these pores are so numerous that a single pound of activated carbon may provide 60 to 150 acres of surface area to trap pollutants. Once carbon has been activated, it can remove a bunch of airborne chemicals, for example, alcohols, organic acids, aldehydes, sulfur dioxide, sulfuric acid, and phosgene. It also removes odours, whether they are from humans or animals. It also removes perfumes, other household cleaning chemicals, and is especially good at removing volatile organic compounds (VOCs). Activated Carbon and Filters The trick lies on…