Hello! Did you see this trap? http://www.geocities.com/undergsci/mstate/showertrap.html
I was looking for the easiest project too. I ended up with a
version of this one, connected to a garden hose. I found all the
parts needed very easily and the only tools used were a sharp knife to
cut the hose and a screwdriver to tighten the hose clamps. There
are 8 cow magnets and I duct-taped the trap to a step-in fence post to
hold it upright in the yard.
This trap was intended to use while watering the yard with the
well. I use a 1 liter water bottle for collection and it is
attached with a hose that is stuffed with nylon rope. I make sure
all the air is gone from the bottle and the hose with the rope in
it. It seems to take between 2 and 4 hours to get some
really good trap water. If we have used the well for several days
it seems to deplete and take longer. If the well hasn't been used
for a few days it works more quickly.
I wanted to use it while running the sprinkler. It turns out that
the water going that fast doesn't work as well. I get better
results running the water very slowly. So, instead of using it as
a sprinkler I use it as a soaker.
One time I ran it overnight, before we started using the well to water
the yard much, and it was amazing! The trap water in the
collection bottle was extremely heavy looking and when swirled in the
glass it didn't want to spin at all. It also fell down the side
of the glass instantly, unlike the regular water. It felt
slippery in your mouth. This one time, it was strong enough that
I actually diluted it to drink it.
I tried runnig it overnight last week again and didn't get the same
results. It still had very noticable character changes and was
good trap water but not as dramatic. It think might be because we
are running the well so much right now. I wonder if it is that or
the hot weather. . .
Facinating fun playing with this stuff!
Having a good time,