Aqua-Pure AP811-2 Sediment Filter Video Transcript

Hey everyone, Tony the Filter Doctor here. Today we’re looking at the Aqua-Pure AP811-2. Now, the AP811-2 is an industry standard size cartridge, approximately 20 inches in length and 4 ½ inches in diameter, which means it’s going to fit into a vast selection of industry standard size filter housings, like for example the one that you see here. Now, the AP811-2 is a 25 micron, gradient density pressed cellulose sediment filter. Now, because of the white character of this filter it is often mistaken as a polypropylene filter, but it is not. This is manufactured from pure white pressed cellulose and because it is cellulose it’s only appropriate for treated water; water that’s been ozonated, uv’ed, chlorinated or that you’re otherwise confident does not have microorganisms living and growing in it. Because, cellulose allows microorganisms to live and grow on it, so you do not want to use this in an untreated water application. Now, at 25 micron porosity, this filter will capture sediment approximately the size of a speck of milled flour. So it’s kind of an in between size, it’s not going to work well to capture extra fine sediment, say sediment that’s 5 micron or 1 micron in size. So if you have extra fine sediment, you might use this as a pre-filter in a multi-stage system. However, if your sediment is larger and you’re not concerned with fine sediment then this might work as a stand-alone filter. It really depends on the unique size and type of your sediment. Now, determining filter life for this cartridge is difficult, because it depends on your unique circumstances. If you have a heavy load of sediment or you use a great deal of water, you will certainly go through cartridges much faster than someone who doesn’t have either of those conditions. The best way to determine filter life is simply to install one and then pay close attention to filter life. When the filter becomes exhausted make a note of the number of gallons or the amount of time that the filter lasted and at least the next time you change cartridges you’ll have that as a point of reference. Again, this is the Aqua-Pure AP811-2, a 25 micron, gradient density pressed cellulose sediment filter, and I’m your host Tony the Filter Doctor. Thanks for watching.

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