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Keep your Katadyn Vario Water Filter going strong with a new Vario Ceramic Disc.
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Finally ready for a replacement
It took a few years but my ceramic disc is finally ready to be replaced. After filtering water in many dirty slot canyons, a few Uintah trips, and a couple of rivers always using the Longer Life setting, I thought it should be time to replace the disc. It was a cinch to replace!
Does anyone know of a good way to clean...
Does anyone know of a good way to clean the ceramic filter in the Vario filter? The scotchbrite pad is not doing an adequate job, and I hate to have to keep replacing if it can be effectively cleaned.
Hey Randy, what are you trying to clean off that won't come off with the green scratch pad? you can try steel wool while back flushing under the sink...or remove the o-ring and top shelf wash in the dish washer...
Great filter, so nice to be able to replace all the filter pieces, individually, in this filter (ceramic, fiber media, carbon)... I prefer that this filter has a smaller ceramic area to clean over say my other Katadyn pocket with a large ceramic area...
What youd expect
Well if you already have the Katadyn and need a replacement ceramic filter, there you go. Ive never had problems with my getting 'gunked up', since the pre-filter on the end of the inlet tube usually helps keep most of it out, but the ceramic disc is great for murky water non-the-less.
impatient and thirsty
the vario works great, but i recently went on a climbing/backpacking trip in the ozarks, pumped water from a stream in the dark so I couldnt tell how cloudy the water was, it clogged up the ceramic prefilter and the scrubbing pad hardly did anything, it still worked but hardly, took forever to get water, always carry a bandanna or coffee filter incase you need to wrap the strainer