Home Made Chemistry Lab: Improvised Water Distiller

Here is a simple but efficient homemade water distiller that should be able to help us meet our daily water needs.


As one ofthe most important elements of life, water can cause serious inconveniences when missing. Speaking of potable water, you have to admit that the idea of drinking tap water has become, for many of us, the last alternative. So, instead of drinking tap water, we often buy it from the market. 

Now, we can’t rely  on this water either, because for all our daily needs it will involve lots of spent money.

So, one of the best ways left to provide clean water to our homes is to purify the tap water using water purifiers or distillers.

What you’ll need to build this homemade water distiller: 

a metal pot, stainless steel feed-through fitting, a plastic hose, glass jug, detergent, a stove and of course tap water (the entire assembling process should not take more than an hour). 

Before you start building the water distiller, make sure all of the components are clean. Use warm water and detergent to clean them well prior to assembling.

First, you need to drill a hole in the lid of the metal pot. Here you will insert a feed-through fitting. When the water in the metal pot will start to evaporate (boiling at 100 Celsius degrees) it will pass through the stainless steel feed-through fitting.

When the homemade water distiller begins to work, you have to let the steam escape for about 5 minutes from the feed-through fitting. After that attach a clean plastic hose to the feed-through fitting (high temperatures-proof) that will help you get rid of the remaining contaminants, if they still exist. Place the free end of that plastic hose in your glass jug and start collecting clean drinkable water and for your homemade lab analysis. The water resulted after condensation will be pure. You can store it in plastic bottles.


This is all you need to know if you want to build such a simple homemade water distiller. Give this plan a try. Good luck!
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