Water ionizers are an excellent way to ensure that the water you drink from your faucet is free from a host of waterborne contaminants typically found in municipal water. You can build your own water ionizer to enjoy the benefits of ionized water without paying the price for a commercial model.
Set up the 2 1-gallon plastic containers next to each other and cut a 2-inch hole on the side of each one so that they line up and face each other.
Insert the piece of chamois into the PVC pipe so that it fills the entire diameter of the pipe, and insert the pipe into the 2 holes you cut out of the plastic containers.
Attach the titanium electrodes to some electrical wire.
Attach the alligator clips to the 12V or 24V power system and to the wire that is running to the titanium electrodes.
Place a titanium electrode in each 1-gallon plastic container, and make sure the contact between the alligator clips and the wire running to the electrodes remain out of the water.
Fill the containers with water from your faucet and turn on the power adapter. This initiates the ionizing process.
Wait at least 2 hours and watch as the water separates into the 2 containers. The water in one container will turn brown and murky while the water in the other container will be clear and clean. Once the ionizing process is complete, the brown water is the acidized water and the clear water is the alkalinized water.
Tips & Warnings
You can employ one of several methods to build your own water ionizer, but they all depend on the same techniques to ionize the water. Some methods use different materials, so use the method that relies on materials you already have on hand.
A home-built ionizing system will take significantly longer to ionize the water than a commercial system, since you are using smaller electrodes and a lower power source.
Building your own water ionizer can be a difficult process for the mechanically challenged, and exposes you to electrical current and water. Be careful and know exactly what you're doing before you build.