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We are planning to build a stand alone keilim Mikvah next to our shul building, but can't find detailed plans. Does anyone have plans, drawings or details about construction?

  • Same way you would build a Keilim mikvah that’s not next to a shul? – DonielF Oct 15 '17 at 2:49
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    Building a mikve is a very complex undertaking. My understanding is that you need to call on a rav specializing in such projects. See here and here for starting points – mbloch Oct 15 '17 at 3:02
  • @mbloch it's just a hole in the ground and some specially fitted pipes. The overall design of the building is pretty straightforward – Double AA Oct 15 '17 at 3:35
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    @DoubleAA interesting, I thought the water collection system was complex and that mikve specialists were crucial to get it right and ensure the mikva starts and stays kosher. Actually I was just reading an article yesterday that R Meir Posen (one of the recognized specialists in the field) asked that a halakhic consultant check all new installations of a simpler design that was invented – mbloch Oct 15 '17 at 3:43
  • @DoubleAA I actually checked the best summary I have to the laws of a kosher mikve which is the introduction to artscroll's mishna Mikvaot. He writes explicitly there "as with the execution of a get, the construction and supervision of a mikva is best left to experts [because karet applies to both]" – mbloch Oct 15 '17 at 6:28

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