Katadyn 8013628 Guide Replacement Filter Video Transcript

Hey everyone, Aquaman here with FilterDoctor.com. Today we’re looking at the Katadyn 8013628. This is the Guide replacement filter. It features a 0.3 micron glass fiber media with a huge 143 square inch surface area. This large surface area will offer less resistance to water when pumping, making it much easier for you to get water through your filter system. Now, Katadyn provided some other pieces here that I’d like to show you. They’ve given you this protective outer wrap and you wrap the outer surface of the cartridge with this and then use this netted sheath to hold it in place. This serves to capture large particles so that those large particles do not get themselves imbedded in your filter cartridge and cause your filter to become exhausted early in its’ life. You can wash this with any cleaning tool, but Katadyn has provided this sponge. So when it gets hard to pump, simply take out your sponge or other cleaning tool and clean this outer surface area. You can even remove it and clean it thoroughly if you want, and then reinstall around the outer surface of the cartridge and put the netted sheath back over it to hold it in place, and you’re back in business. It’s simply going to extend the life of your filter cartridge. They’ve also provided this food grade silicone grease. This is what you use on the O-ring on the filter cartridge, and it’s vitally important that it be lubricated and not lubricated with the wrong stuff, but using only the right stuff; this food grade silicone grease. Now, the 0.3 micron filter media is going to remove parasites and microbial cysts like cryptosporidium and giardia. So it’s very effective at keeping you safe when you just don’t know what’s in the water. Filter life is very difficult to estimate because it’s going to depend entirely on your unique circumstances. Sometimes you’re pumping water from a very dirty stream and obviously that’s going to have an impact on filter life. And sometimes you’re pumping water from something as clear as a mountain stream, well that’s not going to have as much of an impact on your filter. But it is very difficult to estimate so you’re just going to have to tell when it becomes hard to pump; it’s probably either time to clean the outer surface area or to replace the cartridge. Again, this is the Katadyn 8013628, the replacement filter for the Guide, and I’m your host Aquaman with FilterDoctor.com. Thanks for watching. 

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