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    @CarterTG - Excellent! Top marks for the geekery.

    Then again, the simplest method might be to simply drill and fit the existing plastic jug with a filling hose at the top. The hydraulic engineers will have to chime-in about why this wouldn't work...
    I suspect you'd also need some sort of outlet on the top for the air to escape while the water is being filled?
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    If the hole is not too tight then air can go out around the hose


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    Quote Originally Posted by CarterTG
    Numerous hurdles to overcome

    3D printers (FDM) that are the rage with hobbyists and maker spaces will be severely crippled in the resolution they print at. You can only go so far in surface smoothness when the structure's being assembled as a continuous strand of molten plastic. This smoothness might be critical to forming a decent seal when sitting on the dispenser.

    Build envelope (size limit) on most 3D printers do not approach that of the typical (Bonaqua) water cooler jug. Trace elements of chemicals leeching from the 3D printer filament material will be directly counter to the effort of drinking filtered/bottled water.

    I'm not sure I understand the need for a cap. When the jug is empty and you're able to carry it to the nearest faucet, then it seems the only thing missing might be a BPA-free hose to snake that water into the jug.

    If the jug is in close vicinity of the filter faucet and the idea is to have a system of filling the jug without moving it, a refill collar would warrant further development..

    One-way checkvalve would permit water to only enter the jug. Centre hose permits air to escape as tank fills.

    Then again, the simplest method might be to simply drill and fit the existing plastic jug with a filling hose at the top. The hydraulic engineers will have to chime-in about why this wouldn't work...
    awesome!! But, when you drill this hole, the plastic remnants might fall into the container rendering the water inside unusable. Also, if the hole is even slightly bigger than the hose, dust may enter the water.

    "If the jug is in close vicinity of the filter faucet and the idea is to have a system of filling the jug without moving it, a refill collar would warrant further development.."

    seems like a winner! If you make one, you've got yourself a customer!


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    If you make one, you've got yourself a customer!
    Even if the cost would be about $2000 ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheBrit
    Personally I drink tap water.
    If it was just me and the missus, probably boiled tap water is OK in Hong Kong but for making milk for my daughter - nah!

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    I don't even boil tap water... All my children thrived on using water directly from the tap too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheBrit
    I don't even boil tap water... All my children thrived on using water directly from the tap too.
    Your choice - no comment. Don't suppose you read Chinese, right? but this is the sort of crap in Chinese rivers...

    http://wap.srdsw.com.cn/news/minshen...3-10/13360.htm
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    Don't suppose you have looked at the WSD department website, in English or Chinese

    Or just irrational I guess.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheBrit
    Don't suppose you have looked at the WSD department website, in English or Chinese

    Or just irrational I guess.
    I have actually but still doesn't give me much comfort that I am drinking from rivers that the north siders treat like a sewer. But you could say that all water in Hong Kong is from there, but the physics of distillation gives me more comfort

    Perhaps show your missus the pics of floating diseased pig bodies and see what she thinks.
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    Enough boiling your water, I am sure it is as fun as it sounds


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