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Old 28-02-2012, 14:14   #1
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Maintaining Katadyn Manual Watermaker

Question: I bought a manual Katadyn watermaker from Ebay.
Sending it in will set me back about the same amount as a new membrane. Is it responsible to order all the parts and just service the item myself or does it require special tools/knowledge and what have you? Thnx!
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Old 28-02-2012, 14:20   #2
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Re: Maintaining Katadyn manual watermaker

Nothing special needed, just follow the instructions for fitting the new seals and all will be well.
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Re: Maintaining Katadyn manual watermaker

Just replaced the membrane on my Survivor 06. Easy. Good tech support if you need it.
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Re: Maintaining Katadyn Manual Watermaker

I have lots of experience with the gov surplus units from Ebay. I buy them because you get a brand new unit and if you do a mild clean of the membrane with biocide it works just fine. I attach the new pump and membrane section to my old motor assembly. I get about 2 years of service in Catalina Harbor before the membrane fouls. My pre filtering is 20mc and 10mc and I have the unit set up on auto run with a ACR battery combiner. I am currently getting 78ppm due to winter cool & clear water. Not bad considering my replacement for these units are around 200.00 ship inc. I suggest you try and test the output before you invest in parts.
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Re: Maintaining Katadyn Manual Watermaker

For a lot of good info on Katadyn see this thread: PUR / Katadyn Watermaker Help from an Ex-Cruiser
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Greetings and welcome aboard the CF, captbruce.
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