- 1 How do I clean my platypus water filter?
- 2 When should I change my platypus filter?
- 3 How long does platypus filter last?
- 4 How do you dry a platypus filter?
- 5 How do you get water out of a platypus?
- 6 Does Platypus filter Giardia?
- 7 How do you dry a Platypus Hoser bladder?
- 8 How do you use a platypus cleaning kit?
How do I clean my platypus water filter?
How do I disinfect my Platypus filtration system? To disinfect your Platypus filtration system, fill it with a solution of unscented household bleach and water, using a concentration of 2-5 drops per liter of water. Close and swirl for 10 seconds. Leave filled overnight.
When should I change my platypus filter?
Microfilter lifetime of up to 1,500L, depending on the quality of the water. WARNING: Can expose you to styrene, which is known to the State of California to cause cancer.
How long does platypus filter last?
The life span of the filter is about 400 gallons (1500 Liters), so I purchased the replacement filter to ensure I had fresh water while on the trail.
How do you dry a platypus filter?
Platypus bottles can be dried by blowing a little air into them to inflate, then letting them stand upright and uncapped until the water evaporates.
How do you get water out of a platypus?
Platypus recommends using 2 to 5 drops of unscented household bleach per liter of water. Note that you can combine bleach and baking soda together for a more thorough cleaning. Lemon juice: helps neutralize really strong odors. Platypus recommends using ¼ cup of lemon juice per liter of water.
Does Platypus filter Giardia?
It filters out bacteria and protozoa, including giardia (the dreaded “Beaver Fever”) and cryptosporidium. It does not filter out viruses however, so bring Aquatabs, Pristine or a SteriPen if traveling in areas where this may be a problem. You can find Platypus Gravity Works 4.0 on our website here.
How do you dry a Platypus Hoser bladder?
Squeeze the bite valve to flush the hose and valve, being careful to keep the valve opening over the sink. Leave filled overnight. Dump solution and rinse hydration system (including hose and bite valve) three times with hot water, then air dry.
How do you use a platypus cleaning kit?
Keep your hydration reservoir and drinking tube fresh and clean with this easy to use two-brush set.
- Broad head brush to scrub the inside of your reservoir.
- Thin, coiled brush to scour your drink tube for a thorough cleaning.