>Ok so all my parts came in. I made the filter setup. First you have the dirty platy bag, then you have the ON/OFF stopcock(which is lighter than the one you push to close by a few g). Next is the sawyer with quick disconnects and finally the carbon filter and the clean bag.
Here is the homemade filter. Now i used a unique process to keep the carbon from working its way outward. I cut a small circle of micron fabric that would fit inside the prefilter(about a quarter), then i pulled the layers apart because it was too thick to allow me to screw the filter back on. (the biodiesel micron filter material has a felty layer and a smooth layer, i pulled the felty layer off). So now the charcoal cannot work its way back up and get in my filter.
I used the blue bite valve from my platypus hosing and a platypus push-pull cap that i modified to fit the platy setup. Note that the black rubbery small piece from frontier pros will also work, but is bulky. I pulled off the push pull section of the cap, cut out the 3 pronged inside so it was hollow. Then i put the blue bite valve piece over it, ran the hosing through it, and gorilla glued both parts. I wanted straight downward pressure, an elbow would lesson the pressure. The parts are picture below. You can use either the tiny blue bite valve piece, the frontier pro bite valve, or make your own:
Here is the various carbons i order. the granular one has grains that are as big as tiny tiny tiny pebbles.(sorry cant think of anything that size), the powders are so fine, like a dust, if you blew on it, you would have a massive mess:
Bulk 1-Micron biodiesel material from Ebay:
Homemade pre-filter. The water runs through it like its not even there, it does little to impede the flow:
Im still waiting for the cuben so this will have to do for now. Will test the charcoal tommorow.
I also need to come up with another way to encorporate the micron filter without using so much material. The material pre-water was 1oz, now the little bag above weights 2.6 oz. WIll have to work on this.
Setup including prefilter is 11oz. This is the sawyer purifier, subtract a few oz for the filter version.