Fill the pressure cooker with raw untreated water and place it over a heat source (ex. Emberlit Stove or Volcano Grill). Do not fill the cooker with more than 3/4 of it’s capacity.
- Detach the protective plastic caps from both ends of the condensing coil. Remember not to discard the plastic caps for storage purposes.
- Place the condensing coil in the bucket and slip both vinyl ends through the holes in the bucket.
- Attach the pressure cooker to the top end of the coil with the 2 ft vinyl tube. Secure each end of the tube with the stainless steel adjustable clamps.
- Detach the protective plastic caps from both ends of the post-carbon filter. Remember not to discard the plastic caps for storage purposes.
- Attach the carbon post-filter to the bottom end of the coil with the 2 inch tube. Be sure tube does not touch the tube coming out of the bucket. Leave about 2 inches of spacing to prevent any water leaks into the filter.
- Attach the rubber stopper to the third hole on the other side of the bucket.
- Fill the bucket with raw untreated water which submerges the condensing coil and serves as a heat sink. The heat in the steam is dispersed causing the steam to be condensed into pure and sterile distilled water.
- Boil the raw untreated water in the pressure cooker so that steam vapor is produced.
- The steam vapor ascends into the vinyl tubing and flows through the condensing coil. The water in the plastic bucket then cools the steam vapor, bringing it into a liquefied state and producing pure and sterilized distilled water.
- The condensing coil will dramatically increase the temperature of the water in the bucket. Make sure you replace this hot water with cool water. The rubber stopper can easily be removed to release the hot water. After the hot water is released, plug the stopper back in the hole and fill the bucket with cool water again. Repeat this process to control the water temperature in the bucket.
- The distilled water then leaves the condensing coil through the discharge tube, flows through the activated carbon post-filter and ends up in the sterilized bottle or container.
- The water has now been sterilized and distilled, making it safe for drinking and cooking purposes.
- Store the distilled water in a sterile receptacle, making sure that even the cap has been sterilized. With proper storage, the distilled water will remain pure and sterile, without fear of re-contamination.
* Important – Before each use, heat the water in the pressure cooker until it boils. Let the steam vapor flow through the vinyl tubing and condensing coil for 10 – 15 minutes. This self-sterilization process ensures the elimination of bacteria and other contaminants that may have settled in the vinyl tubing and condensing coil while in storage. Use a different bottle or container for this process apart from the container that you intend to use for collecting the distilled water. Discard the initial impure water that was produced in the self-sterilization process. Do not use the Post Carbon Filter during this self sterilization process.