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Old 05-24-2022, 08:42 AM   #1
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Pretty cool.

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Old 05-24-2022, 08:49 AM   #2
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Man, I wish that was available now...
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Old 05-24-2022, 08:51 AM   #3
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Man, I wish that was available now...
Me too!!! I would put it over my entire ranch!
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Old 05-24-2022, 09:04 AM   #4
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Simple and efficient that is cool
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Old 05-24-2022, 09:07 AM   #5
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Hasn't that already been invented? Damprid pulls moisture of the air in your house.
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Old 05-24-2022, 09:14 AM   #6
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They have these signs that utilize a similar material and capture the water out of the air and have water bottle filling stations at the bottom. Pretty Neat
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Old 05-24-2022, 09:25 AM   #7
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In East Texas, you couldn’t empty that sucker fast enough !
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Old 05-24-2022, 09:33 AM   #8
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In East Texas, you couldn’t empty that sucker fast enough !
That’s for sure. I’d be trying to bottle it and take it to the hill country with me
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Old 05-24-2022, 09:39 AM   #9
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They have these signs that utilize a similar material and capture the water out of the air and have water bottle filling stations at the bottom. Pretty Neat
That is cool! where is that?
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Old 05-24-2022, 11:43 AM   #10
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I can already hear the left. Our atmosphere is getting drier and contributing to global warming. We must tax someone for using these!

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Old 05-26-2022, 09:13 PM   #11
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I bet that’ll work great at the East Texas lease. Where can I get it?
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Old 05-28-2022, 05:46 PM   #12
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As said above the Guberment will regulate & tax it so it's to expensive or not enough for the demand.
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Old 05-28-2022, 06:28 PM   #13
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Why do things like this come out but yet nothing is ever actually used?
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Old 05-28-2022, 06:32 PM   #14
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Why do things like this come out but yet nothing is ever actually used?
Grant money for the research to figure it out. Then the realization it doesn't scale in an affordable way
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Old 05-29-2022, 09:21 AM   #15
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So in south Texas, east Texas, you could cover your yard in these every other day for a few hours a day and never have to water your yard again. If they really work that well, you would likely have a mud pit for a yard. My first thought was if you covered your yard with these, in south Texas or east Texas, would you experience much drier air and make being outside in your yard more comfortable in August? Then the idea, that you would be taking that water out of the air and into the yard hit me.

If this really works, we would not have to worry about water rationing, limiting how often people can water their yards. Then people's yards would not die in the summer time, we will always have the humidity. Farmers could use this to get water for their crops and not have to irrigate their fields, reducing water consumption.

Yea, this has to be one of those deals, like installing a generator in your electric car, so it will run for ever. This can't be real, if it was, those people would wind up stupid rich very quick.
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Old 05-29-2022, 07:02 PM   #16
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I had one of those in my gun safe which is in the garage. Dont remember brand name but it came in a quart sized ziplock type bag that you opened when you hung it. Made for hanging in clothes closet. The gel was gone and bag full of water in a day. Could not afford to replace it every day @ $8 a pop. So I got one of the little dehumidifiers and a safe heater. Guns stay dry now.
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Old 05-30-2022, 08:30 AM   #17
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My question would be does it matter at what point of the hydrological cycle water is taken from the environment? Say an aquifer is taxed to the limit in a certain area so the government incentives/creates a moisture farm to produce water for additional people to move to the area. Wouldn’t that moisture removed from the air have the same effect on the environment as removed from the earth since moisture in the air is what eventually feeds the aquifer? Just curious. Where the geologists/hydrologists at?
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Old 05-30-2022, 09:01 AM   #18
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I figured we would have had green water by now for households but still havent seen it yet. Green water as in a synthetic water for non drinking purposes that is cycled through the house, filtered and repurposed.
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Old 05-30-2022, 09:37 AM   #19
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Why do things like this come out but yet nothing is ever actually used?
I have been fighting humidity for a couple of years. In the winter if it is 90% outside it is 90% inside. Everything inside is moist.

We have 2 of these and keep them set at 50% to keep our nose, mouth, and skin from drying out. We dump them up to 5 times every 24 hours. Call it 12 gallons.

I also collect the water from our AC unit. I pour it on bushes etc.

I even use it to water a spot on my foundation.

On very humid days I have dumped 20 gallons in 24 hours...
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Old 05-30-2022, 09:59 AM   #20
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If you could have a machine that could squeeze the water out of the gel ever 12-24hrs as a water collection station for off grid or wildlife guzzler. That would be amazing.
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Old 05-30-2022, 04:45 PM   #21
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