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Re: Water Filters

Postby steffUK » Wed Feb 17, 2016 3:18 pm

yep, it's pretty much that simple. The only difference between your linked one and the one I got in the end was that I have a cut off valve in the top housing to stop water flow when changing the filter. But you can easily achieve that with a separate cut off valve before the filter.

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Re: Water Filters

Postby bromleyxphil » Sat May 18, 2019 6:32 am

Sorry to dredge up an old thread but that is what is so good about this forum. Lots of the links on here now don't work and Seagull have changed distributor, brought in a new product
https://www.seagull-filters.com/product ... th-faucet/
Does this filter work as well as the stainless case one that seems harder to get hold of now.
I also remember some controversy over seagull filters.
Anyone got up to date info on the best cost / efficacy system at the moment?

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Re: Water Filters

Postby NeilandPat » Sat May 18, 2019 6:55 am

The controversy was with the uk company http://www.purewateronline.co.uk

As far as I am aware they still exist. It was something to do with changing labels and passing off lesser products as top the best.

I don't think it was the seagull model specifically.

These filters are good but you really need a cheap BWT pre filter as one batch of bad water can write them off and they are not cleanable.

Can't comment on the ability of the new model, the specs should show their ability. These filter cartridges are near impossible to source outside the USA and Europe so you need to carry plenty of spares. I am on number 2 after 18 months but have replaced the pre filter 4 times.

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Re: Water Filters

Postby bromleyxphil » Sat May 18, 2019 7:06 am

Is this the type of pre filter I should look at?
https://www.screwfix.com/p/bwt-high-cap ... -kit/16747

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Re: Water Filters

Postby Brian-reynolds » Sat May 18, 2019 7:58 am

I have number 16747 which was 5 microns when I last bought one, according to my notes... now says 10 microns on website....

The spare filter is 11608 5 microns, or 69860 for 10 microns.

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Re: Water Filters

Postby sparks101 » Sat May 18, 2019 8:46 am

bromleyxphil wrote:Is this the type of pre filter I should look at?
https://www.screwfix.com/p/bwt-high-cap ... -kit/16747


Thst is what i use Phil, up to now i have used 10 microns for the pre-filter but have just changed it down to 5 microns to see how that works (How long they last). Spare filters available everywhere.

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Re: Water Filters

Postby NeilandPat » Sat May 18, 2019 9:05 am

Yes Phil.

I have 2 BWT filters back to back.

The first is a paper element. Really cheap and this takes out loads of visible crap.

https://www.screwfix.com/p/bwt-sediment-water-filter-cartridge/69860

I have used about 4 of these so far.

It then all goes through the carbon element as you showed. I am in my second . Then the drinking water only goes through the Seagull.

The first filters take out the crap you can see, the seagull takes out the nasty bits you can't see.

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Re: Water Filters

Postby bromleyxphil » Sun Jun 09, 2019 6:51 pm

Guys I guess this is the filter https://www.screwfix.com/p/bwt-high-capacity-water-filter-kit/16747?_requestid=395596. There seems to be an issue connecting them in as they are an odd tapered fitting. Can you remember what you used?

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Re: Water Filters

Postby NeilandPat » Sun Jun 09, 2019 7:36 pm

From memory BWT do a joining fitting.

It has a square section in the middle and about 4mm of thread in each direction. You turn the square bit with a spanner and it then pulls the two filters together. They might be a little tapered to make the joint.

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Re: Water Filters

Postby crinklystarfish » Mon Jun 24, 2019 8:08 am

Here's a basic approach that costs very little.

The design:

1. Pre-strains water going into the fresh water tank courtesty of a lightly modified inline hosepipe filter (cost approx £8 including required fittings).
2. Treats water in the tank with Oasis water purification tablets (costs about 50 pence to treat 250 litres).
3. Strains any floc or debris that managed or get into or accumulate in the tank before entering the water pump (cost £0 - taken care of by the Shurflo water pump's own mesh bowl filter).
4. For drinking / washing salad / brushing teeth etc, removes any chlorinated taste and smell - and anything else that might have managed to outsmart the process so far - courtesy of a faucet mounted multi-stage 0.5 micron filter. The particular one I've used includes an activated carbon stage and cost about £22. It has replaceable filters - each good for a claimed 1000 or so litres).
5. Has a belt an braces / backup (optional) in the form of a Lifesaver bottle (cost £40 in a Witham's auction).

OK, so it's no stainless steel thing of beauty but the system will purify water to a very high standard and (when required) will also remove the taste / smell of the Oasis chlorine tablets (and all other iffy tastes and smells). It's cheap, versatile, simple and really easy to maintain.

If any of the on-board hardware fails for any reason - or if we still have any doubts or are away from the truck - the portable Lifesaver bottle is a useful addition that it would make sense for everyone travelling off the beaten track to carry; just in case...

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