SAN ANTONIO - Hill Country inventor Terry LeBleu has invented a machine that turns thin air into clean, pure drinking water.
Terry says all the parts to his invention are readily available stock items and he is willing to show you exactly how you can build one yourself.
The heart of his invention is Sears Kenmore 70-pint dehumidifier.
Condensed water is further purified and sterilized with filters and ultraviolet light.
It takes about three days to make 40 gallons of ultra-pure water that are stored in a food-grade plastic barrel.
The parts to the machine cost around $700 but he can sell you his pre-made Big Dipper for $800.
LeBleu is concerned that so many people in the world have no access to clean drinking water and he knows his Big Dipper invention could solve their problem.
However, shipping his assembled invention overseas would make it cost prohibitive to most.
So he makes do-it-yourself instructions available on a DVD that he sells for $20.
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