At the close of play yesterday I unscrewed the three incoming water
filters to our Pur35. The first one smelled like sewage (and was nice and slimy to boot), the second smelled like sewage but was slightly less slimy and the third smelled mildly of sewage but wasn't nearly so slimy. None of this is particularily suprising as the previous owners of four years didn't use the unit and I'm guessing that others will buy /have bought boats with similar stories.
Anyway I cleaned them out and threw the elements away, the pipes leading in and out seem to be dry and clean. I didn't have time to work out how to dismantle the unit itself last night.
What next? I'm guessing that I dismantle the watermaker
unit and see what the damage is. Even if its not too funky in there I obviously need to somehow give all the lines a cleanout - do you guys think that running biocide through the system will be sufficient?
If its not too funky in there and I can get the system running again do I start to use it without further thought or am I kidding myself anyway and the membrane is going to be totally hosed?