I sent a e-mail to the MAN at Katadyn
about this,Here is his reply in full.
There are a couple of potential issues here.
1. If the brand is PUR, it was manufactured between 1986 and 2002, but that is not really the issue.
2. Do you have a service
tag that shows whether it has received annual testing? Unless the unit is packed inside a liferaft
, it needs to be tested annually to verify that it meets spec. In a liferaft
, the service
cycle is longer.
3. If the membrane was recently serviced by Katadyn, there is a decent chance that the membrane was not damaged from the cold. We use a food-grade antifreeze
in the membrane preservative solution which will protect from freezing to a point. The other concern with freezing is water expanding when frozen and damaging parts
. That can be easily determined by testing.
Our test/ inspect service is $436 which includes new seals hoses and membrane if it is damaged.
I look forward to hearing back from you.
Now to clarify what it was the wife ,note i am claiming innocence in this,FROZE.I bought this earlier.
was $100.Seal kit and Katadyn Powdered pickling was a extra $120 as i recall
The good news is besides what looks like 1 bad o-ring the unit survived a hard freeze.It leaks
slightly out of the seal for the enough pressure indicator.I do not know the teck.term for it.
Better is i did not realize Katadyn charged so little for a total test/ inspect service.I only paid $100 for unit so figuring $25 in shipping
i can have another one in factoey shape for $550.These are easy units to use.Just takes a little time and muscle to get enough water to wash your hair.If you want to really get on your sweethearts good side pump her a bucket of water and wash her hair for her.....
Do you know anything about the food-grade antifreeze
in the pickling mix Chris mentions?Is that in the powdered mix i bought from them or is it something factory special?
Thanks all for there input