water purification units

Submitted: Monday, Jul 24, 2006 at 07:09
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Hi all,
Has anyone had the water purification unit fitted to their BT? Is it worth it? Do you actually use it?
Prue
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Reply By: Whereuwheeliebin - Monday, Jul 24, 2006 at 22:03

Monday, Jul 24, 2006 at 22:03
Hi Prue,
We had the water purification unit fitted from new and although we haven'tused it to fill up from a creek etc we use it to fill every time we fill up so no matter the water quality we always have clear great tasting water.
We have made a small alteration after talking to a previous bt owner and we now bypass the pump, connect the hose and fill upthe tank in half the time.
We are in Darwin at the moment at KOA caravan park so if u are still up here we would be happy to answer any queries u have.
Regards Colin & Gayle
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Follow Up By: Bushtracker - Monday, Jul 24, 2006 at 22:39

Monday, Jul 24, 2006 at 22:39
Here is a copy of a small piece of my reply to this Thread, that relates just to you and your filtration. You have not gotten this, as you have a second hand van, but you need to understand the limitations of what you are doing, OK? For your own health..... !!!!

That is fine to scrub taste, of chloro-amines (after product of chlorination process)... Just don't get lulled into thinking your filters protect you against the small biological problems, like Hepatitis, or even Botulism Spores which can be sub .2 micron, and mix with food in your stomach on the right timing and cause problems... Really, sub-micro viruses like Hepatitis can even get through reverse osmosis desalinating machines, because the sub-micro virus is smaller than the salt or water molecules... Cannot be filtered out, it can just be killed (sterilised Au) (Sterilized Am) Ha! Filters you buy in the shops are cosmetic for the most part... OK? I don't want any of you to have a false sense of security... Such an attitude and I caught Hepatitis out of a clear running mountain stream in 1973... Bad stuff. The speed of the pump is necessary to have the water in the UV for the right amount of time to kill the Virus Hep...

Trying to look after everyone, the Ranger is back on the track....
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Reply By: Bushtracker - Monday, Jul 24, 2006 at 22:36

Monday, Jul 24, 2006 at 22:36
Here is an overall view from the Ranger....... Water sterilisation units:

The need for this level of equipment has only become of major importance in the last few years as birds and bats started spreading a number of bacteria, viruses, and organisms air-born on roofs, etcetera. The other problem is the extreme level of tourism from overseas. They have not been educated to bury their personal business and many waterways are getting polluted when it rains and washes into the creeks and rivers. You can of course be careful and just live with the dual potable and non-potable water system, which conserves your drinking water while using a local water source and separate plumbing system for the showers and washing up.

We only recommend the full water sterilisation unit if you hit one of three criteria:

1) If you have any health problem that can depress the immune system like diabetes, heart disease, Lupus, or other health problem, you cannot afford to pick up bad water. Something like Hepatitis could be fatal. Giardia could be three weeks in hospital.

2) The second criteria is if you are going to have children or grandchildren along..

3) The third criteria is if you have a “hot-spot” hobby. Doesn’t matter if it is gold nugget fossicking or barramundi fishing, if you have had a long dry spell and then get into a good area, you aren’t going to leave until you are down to your last cup of water and last can of beans! The water sterilisation unit allows to you have the personal freedom of being able to make your own good drinking water from just about any source.

It involves placement near an external hatch, pre-filtration with a high-pressure pump and reusable ceramic cleanable filtration, high-pressure secondary carbon filtration for chemicals like trace pesticides or herbicides, and then 2700-angstrom ultra-violet in a stainless housed sterilisation unit. The primary ceramic filtration turns coffee brown and the flow rate decreases as it packs up; you then take it down to the creek with a sponge and scrub it off in about 30 seconds and it turns white again. This would normally be enough for most micro organisms, the problem is that one of the most serious is the Hepatitis Virus. It’s not only the smallest as a virus, but also a sub-micro-virus even smaller, in fact it is a Sub-Micro-Virus below the scale of even high pressure ceramic filtration. In that same scale is the spores of Botulism from dead animals in the water which at the right timing can also be a problem. So, after the filtration is the 2700 Angstrom U.V. unit that fries everything in the radiation bath at two litres a minute. This process is done on the way into the tanks, so you don’t pollute the tanks. You bucket water from the creek into a 20 litre mud crab pot and the system sucks it out of that and fills the drinking water tank or tanks. In a pinch you can also sterilise the non-potable water you have by draining it into the buckets the same way.

ONE LAST THING: For others getting "water filters".... That is fine to scrub taste, of chloro-amines (after product of chlorination process)... Just don't get lulled into thinking your filters protect you against the small biological problems, like Hepatitis, or even Botulism Spores which can be sub .2 micron, and mix with food in your stomach on the right timing and cause problems... Really, sub-micro viruses like Hepatitis can even get through reverse osmosis desalinating machines, because the sub-micro virus is smaller than the salt or water molecules... Cannot be filtered out, it can just be killed (sterilised Au) (Sterilized Am) Ha! Filters you buy in the shops are cosmetic for the most part... OK? I don't want any of you to have a false sense of security... Such an attitude and I caught Hepatitis out of a clear running mountain stream in 1973... Bad stuff.

That is why the lone Ranger put together five companies to design the invention of our water sterilization unit.. Been there, done that, and it is not nice.. Hepatitis that is…

Regards, LR
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