DIY Solar Still Plans - DIY SOLAR POWER

DIY Solar Still Plans

With your own solar still you'll never run out of fresh water. A still of this size can distill 1/2 gallon to a full gallon of water every day.

The video at the bottom of this page has the full detailed plans for this DIY Solar Still. Below you'll find an overiew of the steps involved and the materials needed.

Step By Step Instructions

Step 1: Find a decent sized piece of glass to use. Try looking at the discount section of your local hardware store.

Find a piece of glass to use

Find a piece of glass to use

Step 2: Build a frame out of 1x4's and at a slight angle to be sure it picks up an adequate amount of sunlight.

Build an angled frame

Build an angled frame

Step 3: Insert a piece of exterior grade plywood in the recessed cut of the frame and use wood glue to fasten it.

Insert the bottom of the frame

Insert the bottom of the frame

Step 4: Run a bead of waterproof wood glue in all of the seams of the frame.

Seal the seams with glue

Seal the seams with glue

Step 5: Notch out the frame on each side for the water collection tube.

Notch out frame for water collection tube

Notch out frame for water collection tube

Step 6: Prime the entire frame with an exterior primer in case there's a leak in the black plastic. Cut a notch in the water collection tube for the glass to fit into.

Prime the frame and notch the water collection tube

Prime the frame and notch the water collection tube

Step 7: Spread black silicone caulk all over the inside of the basin.

Spread black caulk in the basin

Spread black caulk in the basin

Step 8: Install the water droplet catch tube.

Install water droplet catch tube

Install water droplet catch tube

Step 9: Install the fill tube.

Install the fill tube

Install the fill tube

Step 10: Fill the water basin by inserting a funnel into the fill tube.

Fill the water basin

Fill the water basin

Watch the video below for a full detailed explanation of this project...

Sources:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m408EZTGD64