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No big deal if it's brand new. Something to worry about if not. In most structures, the charcoal element comes after the fine filter. Some of the smaller charcoal particles may rinse out in the first few liters, but no more after that.Tough_Boots wrote: My katadyn was pumping out a lot of charcoal this weekend. Does anyone know what the problem is?
Most of them are like that the first time through. I always test my filters at home in the sink before taking them into the field.Tough_Boots wrote:ok, so maybe I spoke too soon. My katadyn was pumping out a lot of charcoal this weekend. Does anyone know what the problem is? I was thinking maybe the filter is defective or missing some type of screen.
Is it liquid bleach or do they make a bleach tablet now?joe bartels wrote:johnlp drops(bleach)
From McNett's (mfg.) website...Tough_Boots wrote:@hikeaz
but the four hour recommended wait time is not exactly helpful.
Aqua Mira Testing
In visiting with the manufacturers of Aqua Mira, we found out that it has gone through extensive testing required by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Apparently this and many other treatment methods will kill the vast majority of organisms quite easily. The really difficult rascal is giardia. Even Aqua Mira takes some time to kill it - sometimes up to 30 minutes. The outer casing of the giardia cyst is hard. Most water treatment has a difficult time killing it. But in the labs and in our field testing,, Aqua Mira has proven quite effective.