SWA Inline Filter Leakage
- I have the SWA Inline Filter and when I first started using it, I
encountered the same leak problem around the threads. I contacted the
company and they sent me replacement O-rings - tighter fitting with a
slightly larger thickness. I've had no problems since replacing the
O-rings. It seems the first lots of inline filters had an anemic
O-ring; the filters now being sold in store have the appropriate
o-ring in place.
> SWA inline filter:the filter, from there about 1 foot of tubing to a 1.8 liter platypus.
> From a 4-liter platypus bag went about 3 feet of silicone tubing to
At the beginning of the trip, it filled the 1.8 bag in about 2.5
minutes. As the trip went on, the water source (lakes) got more silty.
I should have let the water settle before I dumped it into the
4-liter, but I didn't. The filter got slower, so I took it apart,
cleaned the prefilter and scrubbed the carbon filter with a
toothbrush. In this process (i did it twice), I lost the large O-ring
that goes between the two housing pieces. After that, it leaked in the
threads pretty bad it was really slow, about 20 minutes to fill about
2/3rds of the 1.8 platy. If I can get a new o-ring and get it working
decently again, this is a great idea. I hope the silty water didn't do
the filter in already.