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Building The Winter Sink Trap – V1

The major problem with the Vortrap is that it must be used outside. This can be a real problem in the winter.
In order to solve this problem a gentleman in the snow zone designed a magnetic trap which can be used
inside in the winter. We call this trap the Winter Sink Trap. Following are instructions for making this trap.

Materials List:

4 INCH DIAMETER PRIMARY VORTEX SINK TRAP PARTS LIST
ALL PARTS ARE SCHEDULE 40 PVC UNLESS SPECIFIED.

From stock Size Quantity For
1. 4 inch dia round Cut 6 1/2 1 Body
inch piece.
2. 1/2 inch dia round 6 inch pieces. 3 Legs
3. 1/2 inch dia round 5 1/2 inch 1 Collector
piece
4. 1/2 inch dia round 1 1/2 inch 2 Output
pieces
5. 1/2 inch dia round 1 inch piece 1 Input
1/2 inch total length 28 inches Total
6. 4 inch end caps 2 Top and bottom
7. 1/2 inch polypropylene rope 2 1/2 feet 1 Collector
8. 3/4 " clear vinyl tubing 4 inches 1 Waste outlet
9. 1/4 " vinyl tubing 2 feet 1 Output
10. 1/2 inch Inside plugs 3 Leg mounts
11. 1/2 inch caps 3 Leg feet
12. 1/2" pipe to thread Adapter 2 In, and out puts
13. 1/2" to hose brass Adapter 1 Input
14. 1 1/2 inch coupling 1 Waste diffuser
15. 1 1/2 inch to 1/2 inch reducer 1 Waste out
16. 90 degree elbow 1/2 inch to 1 Output
1/2 inch thread
17. 45 degree elbow 1/2 inch 3 Attach legs
18. 10 - 24 countersunk machine 1 inch 3 Attach legs
screws and nuts
19 3/4 inch stainless hose clamp 1 Waste adjust
20. 1/2 inch threaded coupling 1 Output
21. Small tube clear rtv 1 Leg mounts & cap
mounts
22. Small can pvc cement 1 Gluing parts
23. Roll thick carpet tape 1 Mount magnets
24. Magnets - RS 640-1877 30 Condensing
25. Roll duct tape or equiv. 1 Mount magnets

Tools needed: (Minimum)
1. Fine toothed saw such as a hack saw.
2. 1 sheet medium sandpaper and sanding block
3. Hand held power drill or a drill press.
4. 13/16 inch and 1/4 inch drill bits
5. Counter sink tool or 3/8 inch drill bit.

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6. #2 common screwdriver
7. Bow compass
8. 3/8 inch end wrench or adjustable wrench. Pliers will also work.
9. 6 inch vice and workbench is helpful if available but not essential.

Assembly Instructions
Step 1.
Cut tubing to length.

Secure the tubing in a vice if available and cut off the required lengths with a hacksaw or other fine toothed
blade. Hint, draw a line all the way around to insure an even cut. Use sand paper to remove burrs after
cutting.

Cut the following lengths:
4 inch diameter cut 1 piece 6 1/2 inches long for the main tube.

1/2 inch diameter cut 3 pieces 6 inches long for legs.

Cut 1 piece 5 1/2 inch long for inside collector.

Cut 2 pieces 1 1/2 inches long for waste output.

Cut 1 piece 1 inch long for the hose input.

Step 2.

Drill the top and bottom caps

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A woman in the Seattle ORMUS Workgroup using a spade bit. Drill the leg mount holes in the bottom cap. Drill the inlet hole in the top cap.htm Drill the top and bottom caps as shown.subtleenergies. you must be sure to keep the holes as straight as possible to help insure a leak proof assembly. 1/2 inch up from the edge. Step 3. 3 of 29 3/13/2011 10:55 PM . Skip to step 7 if you decide to glue the legs to the bottom.com/ormus/tw/sinktrap. This inlet hole is to be the same size as the hole in the top. Step 4. 13/16 inch. A drill press is nice but not necessary. You can purchase an inexpensive spade bit for this drilling. This hole should allow the 1/2 inch pipe to just slide through.Building The Sink Trap – V1 http://www. However. This should be done with a 13/16 inch spade bit or a 13/16 inch twist drill as shown.

subtleenergies. Drill three sets of two. 4 of 29 3/13/2011 10:55 PM . Place the holes centered 1/2 inch down from the open end of the cap and the second 1/2 inch from the rounded end start line as shown above. Step 5.com/ormus/tw/sinktrap. Be sure the heads are below the surface of the inside of the cap or the barrel will not fit in. Each set should be 1/3 the circumference of the cap.htm These holes should be 1/4 inch in diameter. Insert the 10-24 brass screws in the bottom cap.Building The Sink Trap – V1 http://www. Step 6. Use the counter sink tool or a 3/8 drill bit to counter sink the heads inside the bottom cap.

5 of 29 3/13/2011 10:55 PM . Then take an inexpensive compass like the one below.subtleenergies. (See the last picture under step 10 below. Continue countersinking and installing screws and nuts until all 6 are secure. As an alternative to mounting the legs with screws one can mount them to the bottom cap using solvent glue. Draw a circle with a 1 3/4 inch radius and divide this circle into three equal portions using the compass (set at about 3 inches) as shown below.Building The Sink Trap – V1 http://www.) First you must locate the center of the bottom cap.com/ormus/tw/sinktrap. Step 7.htm Install one brass nut on each screw and tighten securely with a 3/8 inch wrench.

Sand or machine the area inside the lines you just drew so they are flat.subtleenergies.com/ormus/tw/sinktrap. Draw a line around this pipe plug.Building The Sink Trap – V1 http://www. 6 of 29 3/13/2011 10:55 PM .htm Set a half inch PVC pipe plug over a segment of the circle so that two opposing points on the plug are on the line and one of these points is on one of the three dividing lines on the circle.

Building The Sink Trap – V1 http://www. 7 of 29 3/13/2011 10:55 PM .subtleenergies.com/ormus/tw/sinktrap. Glue these plugs to the bottom cap.htm Smooth the tops of the pipe plugs by moving in a circular motion on sandpaper as illustrated below.

htm Let the glue harden over night. 8 of 29 3/13/2011 10:55 PM .subtleenergies. Step 9.com/ormus/tw/sinktrap. Assemble the diffuser parts. Glue one of the 1 1/2 inch long pieces of 1/2 inch diameter pipe into the bottom waste out opening. Step 8. Be sure to make it just flush with the inside surface.Building The Sink Trap – V1 http://www.

Building The Sink Trap – V1 http://www. Alternative ball valve installed on the bottom of the sink trap 9 of 29 3/13/2011 10:55 PM .subtleenergies. Some people prefer to use a half inch ball valve here as this allows finer control of the volume of outlet flow. Connect the diffuser to the waste out of the bottom cap with a piece of hose.htm Glue the 1 1/2 long piece of 1/2 inch diameter pipe into the adapter.com/ormus/tw/sinktrap. Do not glue the adapter to the coupling. Leaving it loose to slide up and down will allow adjusting to the sink drain. Install a hose clamp on the middle section of the hose. Step 10. Standard 1/2 inch garden hose is shown but 3/4 inch clear vinyl is recommended. This will allow you to restrict the waste outlet flow while not upsetting the vortex action.

10 of 29 3/13/2011 10:55 PM .com/ormus/tw/sinktrap. These do not have to be glued on.Building The Sink Trap – V1 http://www.subtleenergies. Place a flat washer on each screw and then a nut.htm Step 11. Also push a top and bottom 1/2 inch diameter cap on each end of each leg. Install the three legs. Position them on the two screws.

To finish the top. The brass hose adapter. glue the assembly into the hole in the top cap. Glue the pipe into the coupling.Building The Sink Trap – V1 http://www. You can insert lengths of pipe into these pipe couplers. The second variation allows the collector material to be changed in the event that it becomes clogged or is unsuitable for a certain situation. If it protrudes too far into the cap. Here are the instructions for the first variation. There are two variations for the top.subtleenergies. Thread the hose adapter into the coupling. This arrangement allows you to easily change the length of the legs to fit special situations. The first variation used fixed parts and you cannot change the collector material.com/ormus/tw/sinktrap. Finally. use a knife and / or sand paper to bring it flush with the inside surface. Use some Teflon tape to guard against leaks. It will not install if it protrudes. the coupling threaded on one side and the 1 inch piece of 1/2 inch pipe. Here is a picture of the base with the three legs and output diffuser in place. Here is the inlet after it is installed. Step 12a. If you decided to glue the legs on you place couplers over the pipe plugs you previously glued to the bottom cap.htm Tighten the nuts firmly but do not distort the pipe. 11 of 29 3/13/2011 10:55 PM . assemble the inlet parts.

This serves as additional glue area to reduce the possibility of leaks.Building The Sink Trap – V1 http://www. Step 14a.subtleenergies. 12 of 29 3/13/2011 10:55 PM . Step 13a.com/ormus/tw/sinktrap.htm Be sure the coupling is glued flush to the top cap. Stating 1 inch down from one end drill 1/4 inch holes at 90 degrees every half inch until you reach the bottom. If you need to re-tighten the inlet hose fitting be sure to hold the coupling with a wrench to avoid creating a leak in the glued joints. Clean off the burrs with sand paper. Prepare to install the M-State outlet fittings. Finish the M-State collector pipe.

subtleenergies. 13 of 29 3/13/2011 10:55 PM . Here is the finished top. Install the M-State collector pipe. Step 16a. Use enough glue to insure a bond between the elbow and the cap. This is the 1 inch un-drilled end. Install the top outside fittings to the 1/2 inch pipe M-State collector pipe protruding from the top of the cap. Apply glue to the top of the pipe.Building The Sink Trap – V1 http://www. Push it in until the top set of holes is just below the inside of the top cap. Insert this end into the top from the inside. Glue the elbow to this pipe. This will allow the outlet fittings to glue firmly to the top.htm Prior to installing the collector pipe sand off any raised areas of lettering around the outlet hole.com/ormus/tw/sinktrap. Step 15a.

subtleenergies. This is the second variation which allows the collector material to be changed in the event that it becomes clogged or is unsuitable for a certain situation.Building The Sink Trap – V1 http://www. Collector parts. This is threaded and the use of Teflon tape is recommended. Reducers and collector assembly. 14 of 29 3/13/2011 10:55 PM . Step 12b. The special parts for this variation consist of: 4" PVC coupler 4" slip by 2" slip reducer 2" slip by 1" pipe thread reducer 1" male pipe to 1" female slip adapter 3/4" slip to 1/2" slip reducer 10 " piece of 1/2" PVC pipe 2" piece of 1/2" PVC pipe 1/2" 90 slip to thread elbow.com/ormus/tw/sinktrap.htm Notice the outlet barb is connected to the elbow with a coupling.

This variation uses a longer (10") m-state collector pipe. Clean off the burrs with sand paper.htm To finish the top. Glue the pipe into the coupling.subtleenergies. It will not install if it protrudes. Use some Teflon tape to guard against leaks. assemble the inlet parts. Be sure the coupling is glued flush to the top cap. Starting 1 inch down from one end drill 3/16 inch holes at 90 degrees every half inch until you reach the bottom. Step 13b. This serves as additional glue area to reduce the possibility of leaks. Finally.Building The Sink Trap – V1 http://www. the coupling threaded on one side and the 1 inch piece of 1/2 inch pipe. use a knife and/or sandpaper to bring it flush with the inside surface. If it protrudes too far into the coupling. If you need to re-tighten the inlet hose fitting be sure to hold the coupling with a wrench to avoid creating a leak in the glued joints. Finish the M-State collector pipe. glue the assembly into the hole in the 4 inch top coupling. This step uses the same parts as in Step 12a: a brass hose adapter. 15 of 29 3/13/2011 10:55 PM .com/ormus/tw/sinktrap. Thread the hose adapter into the coupling.

Step 15b.Building The Sink Trap – V1 http://www.subtleenergies.com/ormus/tw/sinktrap. Build the M-State collector/outlet pipe assembly. 16 of 29 3/13/2011 10:55 PM .htm Step 14b. Assemble and glue the two large reducers into the 4" coupler. Top cap assembly.

fittingsaver. respectively. Glue and insert the 2" piece of pipe into the 3/4" to 1/2" reducer.com/ormus/tw/sinktrap. 17 of 29 3/13/2011 10:55 PM . These tools are called Fitting Savers and can be found at: http://www.com/ I used the three quarter and half inch inch Fitting Saver to bore out the 1" male pipe to 1" female slip adapter and the 3/4" slip to 1/2" slip reducer.Building The Sink Trap – V1 http://www. Bore out the 1" male pipe to 1" female slip adapter.subtleenergies.htm This step requires the use of two special tools.

com/ormus/tw/sinktrap. 18 of 29 3/13/2011 10:55 PM .htm Glue and insert this assembly into the previously bored 1" male pipe to 1" female slip adapter.subtleenergies. bore out the inside of unused end of the 3/4" to 1/2" reducer to a depth of 3/8 inch.Building The Sink Trap – V1 http://www. When the glue has hardened. Try to keep the drill straighter than in the illustration.

Glue the 1/2" 90 slip to thread elbow to this cut end.com/ormus/tw/sinktrap. 19 of 29 3/13/2011 10:55 PM . Cut off the section of 2" pipe which extends more than a quarter inch above the collector assembly.Building The Sink Trap – V1 http://www. The outlet barb will threaded directly into the elbow. the use of Teflon tape is strongly recommended. Step 16b.htm Glue and install the previously drilled collector pipe.subtleenergies. As with all threaded connections.

You must twist the rope as you push it in as it is a tight fit. When it is all the way in you can cut excess rope off with scissors. 20 of 29 3/13/2011 10:55 PM . This rope should be pushed in till it reaches the pipe elbow at the other end of the pipe.com/ormus/tw/sinktrap.htm Step 17. Install the oil absorbing material. This is made of a section of 1/2 inch polypropylene rope. Fiberglass reinforced plastic screen material can be used but it is not as safe since the glass fibers can break off and get into the output water. Fold the rope in two and push it into the end of the collector pipe.Building The Sink Trap – V1 http://www.subtleenergies.

Finish the barrel by cutting a water inlet slot at a tangent to the outer diameter.com/ormus/tw/sinktrap.subtleenergies. Starting this with a blade in the hacksaw frame works.Building The Sink Trap – V1 http://www. but I found it easier to finish the slot with the blade removed from the frame. Here is the finished inlet slot. The slot should be about the width of three blades and not go below 1 inch down. 21 of 29 3/13/2011 10:55 PM .htm Step 18. Too far down will cause a leak because the top cap cannot cover it.

first push the barrel fully into the base. Step 19. Be sure to line up the inlet slot with the inlet brass fitting.htm This will cause the inlet water to spin rapidly around the inside circumference of the barrel and a low pressure low speed vortex will form around the collector tube in the center. Top. Allow to set overnight before testing for leaks.Building The Sink Trap – V1 http://www. Bottom. Using silicone sealant will allow disassembly if necessary. After the glue is applied. push the top down onto the barrel.subtleenergies.com/ormus/tw/sinktrap. If you use the alternative top structure and leg mounting methods the finished trap will look something like this: 22 of 29 3/13/2011 10:55 PM . Next. Assemble the 3 main components. This is spread thinly but uniformly on the insides of the top and the bottom caps. Blow into the inlet to insure the alignment is correct. and barrel are glued with silicone sealant.

Place the unit in a sink centered over the drain.subtleenergies.com/ormus/tw/sinktrap. The diffuser can be adjusted to protrude down into the drain slightly to reduce splashing.htm Step 20. Leak test before you install the magnets. 23 of 29 3/13/2011 10:55 PM .Building The Sink Trap – V1 http://www.

you should not have any leaks at the barrel or other fittings.Building The Sink Trap – V1 http://www. Install magnets as desired and use the trap. Tighten both ends of the inlet hose hand tight only. Use a hose adapter on the faucet if necessary.com/ormus/tw/sinktrap. If you do not observe some flow out the 1/4 inch tube slowly tighten the hose clamp until you do see flow. Slowly turn the cold water to full on. With flow out the M-State out tube.subtleenergies. Place the 1/4 inch clear vinyl on the outlet barb on top of the unit and route the hose back down to the drain.htm Connect the hose to the faucet. Over tightening will damage the fittings and is unnecessary. Step 21. 24 of 29 3/13/2011 10:55 PM .

A speaker magnet is placed around the waste out. Two rows were installed in this manner.com/ormus/tw/sinktrap.Building The Sink Trap – V1 http://www. 25 of 29 3/13/2011 10:55 PM .htm The trap as shown here has 30 magnets spaced evenly between the 3 legs. We currently have all South Poles facing in toward the center. They are applied by first sticking them to a piece of heavy carpet tape.subtleenergies. put four stacks of magnets evenly spaced around the trap and held them in place with the rubber band. Where a speaker magnet is not available several small high power ceramic magnets can be clustered around the waste out and secured with silicone sealant. An alternative method of attaching the magnets is as follows: Use a neoprene "bushing" as a "rubber band" to hold the magnets in place as you put them on. This holds them in place long enough to use the duct tape to secure them. First.

Keep inserting additional magnets till all of the spaces are filled. On the first row of magnets you can use a two magnet stack but you may have to use a three magnet stack on the second row of magnets in order to get them to put adequate tension on the rubber band. After you get all the second row magnets in place slide the third layer of magnets up with the rubber band as illustrated in the image at: Notice that I used a cable tie to hold the magnets in place till I was able to wrap them with some fiberglass reinforced strapping tape.com/ormus/tw/sinktrap. 26 of 29 3/13/2011 10:55 PM . The primary trap above is feeding its output to a secondary stage trap.htm Then insert additional stacks of magnets midway between the original four. While this does concentrate the material more. Here is a picture of the entire setup as we use it at this time.Building The Sink Trap – V1 http://www. You can see in the first image above that I finally used a large hose clamp around the strapping tape to hold all the magnets in place permanently. it is not essential to obtaining good quality M-State water.subtleenergies.

subtleenergies. Since some of the attachments are not very strong I would recommend that this assembly be lifted gently and with great care. We find it most convenient to draw about 3 gallons of water and store it in glass bottles wrapped in aluminum foil. This allows for greater water volume through the first stage trap and means 27 of 29 3/13/2011 10:55 PM . Here is a picture of another two stage trap setup.htm While this may look cumbersome. It is connected to the shower head through a Y diverter valve and a hand held shower hose. This keeps the sink clear most of the time. it is really quite easily installed and removed to allow normal use of the sink. Also note that this unit is set up in a bath tub. We simply disconnect the hose from the faucet and place the entire assembly in a large roasting pan. This allows the use of only a single leg on the second stage trap and also provides a convenient carrying handle for the whole assembly. When it is used up we draw more.Building The Sink Trap – V1 http://www.com/ormus/tw/sinktrap. Notice that the first and second stage are rigidly connected with a 6" plastic threaded pipe nipple.

When I tested the outside horizontal vortex trap I found 200 GPH. Output is 1.com/ormus/tw/sinktrap. Personally. I feel there is a very good chance that a 2-inch vertical trap would be effective. If you experiment with a smaller barrel you should definitely increase the length of the barrel to help the water stay in it longer. The flow of one gallon per hour produces a slow steady dribble on the output. Primary output flow to the second stage is 10 GPH Ratio is 15. While the screen has shown me that it will attract oil. The vertical design is essentially a water cyclone with the EYE in the collector material.26:1 Ratio of Primary input to Second Stage output is 80:1. I choose the 4-inch diameter to provide high speed at the circumference and relative quiet in the center. perhaps. I would start by using moderate flow and a restricted waste out to allow a moderate vortex. At this ratio we get 1/2 gallon of water in about 32 minutes. or the output restriction devices of either trap. Something to consider when building a taller trap is the need for more waste out restriction to cause the water to be pushed out the top. Flow Rates We have tested the flow rates for these traps and they are as follows: Input from the sink faucet at full flow and 65 PSI in the water system. The field should still be pretty strong. Ratio is 5. A gallon usually takes less than an hour to fill. be a high concentration of M-oil. I believe that if I procured some of the oil absorbing fabric and increased the back pressure in the primary trap we could restrict the flow to a very slow drip that would.subtleenergies.9 GPH. calm eye. You would also need to make a longer collector tube for the center. If you use weaker magnets you probably should stack them about 4 deep and places these stacks around the tube. Internal volume increases logarithmically with diameter. The 4 inch diameter also helps to maintain a larger quantity of water allowing more time for separation before leaving in the waste-out bottom controlled drain and a much calmer center than smaller diameter tubes. In this case you would need to use 45 degree elbows to mount the legs or heat them and bend them to provide stability and span the sink drain. I would also suggest reducing the inlet pressure with the faucet and limiting waste out with the hose clamp if your initial results are not effective. it is not exactly the same principle as the horizontal trap. The current design calls for the tube to be about 2 inches above the waste out. it does not produce any back pressure. I have found that stacking small ceramic magnets up to 4 deep adds pull. Some Additional Thoughts One thought I had for building the Vertical Vortex trap was to get gravity to work for us. M-material seems to like quiet. Another benefit for a vertical indoor vortex trap is to minimize splash in the waste outlet. gravity and magnetic repulsion to do the work of separation. This will result in the water staying in the trap longer with a much calmer center. We eventually settled on about one gallon per hour. And I had it adjusted for a flow that filled a gallon in just under 2 hours at one point. We can reduce the flow or increase it by varying the input. After that the gain is minimal. Horizontal traps work on very high speed and a counter vortex in the center. My thoughts would be about 12 inches. While this sink trap does make a vortex. sort of like a hurricane.Building The Sink Trap – V1 http://www. This results in excessive flow if I try to restrict the output of the 28 of 29 3/13/2011 10:55 PM .htm that the drip out of the second stage trap can be more rapid. Primary Vortrap water flow is 152 GPH.2 :1 Second stage input is 10 GPH. You may also consider causing a counter clockwise rotation to make the M more uncomfortable in the moving water.

htm Magnetic Traps http://www.subtleenergies.com/ormus/tw/sinktrap. Links to Related Documents: Constructing a Second Stage M-State Vortex Trap http://www.htm primary trap. I will continue to test this possibility when I get some of the material to work with.Building The Sink Trap – V1 http://www.htm M-State Seeps Through http://www.com/ormus/tw/magtrap.com/ormus/tw/m-seeps.subtleenergies.htm 29 of 29 3/13/2011 10:55 PM .htm Trap Water Diary http://www.com/ormus/tw/stage2.subtleenergies.subtleenergies.com/ormus/tw/twdiary.subtleenergies.