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SteriPEN Classic to Gatorade Adaptor
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Lance Marshall
(Lancem) - F - MLife

Locale: Oregon
SteriPEN Classic to Gatorade Adaptor on 03/23/2012 18:02:16 MDT Print View

I like that the SteriPEN Classic’s tapered end provides a snug fit with Aquafina style bottles. It allows you to invert the SteriPEN and bottle for convenient and thorough stirring and treatment. However, I prefer wider mouth bottles such as Gatorade, Vitamin Water or Snapple.

I tried drilling a 15/16" hole in a Gatorade cap. It worked with the SteriPEN, but to get a good seal, I had to press the SteriPEN into the cap quite firmly. The relatively sharp edge of the hole was wearing on the tapered rubber of the SteriPEN.

By heating a brass plumb bob, it can be used to widen and taper a pilot hole into a very good adaptor for the SteriPEN. Weighs less than a gram.

Gatorade cap with 15/16" hole. This wasn't satisfactory (too rough on the SteriPEN).
Steripen to Gatorade adaptor

Gatorade cap with tapered hole. This works great.
Steripen to Gatorade adaptor

Together with SteriPEN, inverted.
Steripen with Gatorade adaptor and bottle

Taper used to create adaptor.
Plumb bob used to created SteriPEN to Gatorade adaptor

Inside of tapered adaptor before cleaning it up a bit.
Inside of Steripen to Gatorade adaptor

Thanks for reading.

Edited by Lancem on 03/23/2012 19:31:50 MDT.

todd harper
(funnymoney) - MLife

Locale: Sunshine State
Re: SteriPEN Classic to Gatorade Adaptor on 03/23/2012 18:56:35 MDT Print View

Great idea!

Sean Rhoades
(kingpin)

Locale: WV
Steripen adventurer on 03/24/2012 19:25:38 MDT Print View

That's a cool idea you have there.

I have the Adventurer Opti and I really need something like this. Problem is the little LED beside the light tube. Anyone seen or know of any way to adapt the Adventurer to smaller bottles?