Last minute substitution - Platypus Filter Cartridge?
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Derek Kind
(berethorn)
Last minute substitution - Platypus Filter Cartridge? on 09/29/2011 13:16:36 MDT Print View

I need a filtration system for the weekend. I ordered a Sawyer inline filter, but the shipment is delayed and time has run out. This might be a simple question, but I've never worked with this filter system.

I have (or will have tomorrow) the following:

Platy Big Zip SL 3L
http://www.mec.ca/AST/ShopMEC/Packs/HydrationPacks/BottlesAccessories/PRD~5015-811/platypus-big-zip-sl-hydration-system.jsp

Platypus Gravityworks Filter Hose Kit
http://www.mec.ca/AST/ShopMEC/HikingCamping/WaterTreatment/WaterFilters/PRD~5024-137/platypus-gravityworks-filter-hose-kit.jsp


My question is, can I simply buy the "cartridge" below and hook it up with the above bladder and hose kit, or are there more attachments I need to complete the rig?

Platypus Gravityworks Filter Cartridge
http://www.mec.ca/AST/ShopMEC/HikingCamping/WaterTreatment/WaterFilters/PRD~5024-136/platypus-gravityworks-filter-cartridge.jsp


Many thanks in advance. :)

Rick Dreher
(halfturbo) - MLife

Locale: Northernish California
Re: Last minute substitution - Platypus Filter Cartridge? on 09/29/2011 13:37:57 MDT Print View

Hi Derek,

As long as the filter has a friction fitting the hose slides on to, you should be good to go. (Do you have a second container for the filtered water?) I've never seen the cartridge in person and am assuming it doesn't have quick-connect fittings.

Cheers,

Rick

Derek Kind
(berethorn)
Re: Platypus Filter on 09/29/2011 13:44:35 MDT Print View

Thanks Rick,

Unfortunately I'm not able to see it before I go to buy it and I haven't found a good photo of the cartridge online.

I do have another Platy for clean water, but the clean end of the system doesn't worry me as much, I can always have it flow straight into a pot. :)

Cheers!

Rick Dreher
(halfturbo) - MLife

Locale: Northernish California
Re: Platypus Filter on 09/29/2011 14:07:48 MDT Print View

Hi Derek,

You can definitely just fill containers straight from the filter, as needed. I found the instructions on line, here. They're press-on fittings.

http://media.cascadedesigns.com/pdf/GravityWorks_Ins.pdf

Cheers,

Rick

Derek Kind
(berethorn)
Re: instruction on 09/29/2011 15:19:15 MDT Print View

Brilliant find, thanks so much, it should all work fine. :)

Cheers!