I know what you are thinking. "Why doesn't he write a post about what there is inside a Jabsco water filter? Oh alright then, just for you. Jabscos are one of the ones the ones that come as a cartridge a bit like a big yoghurt pot and you install them in the line to the water tap.
We’ve been using one for a couple of years now to filter the water to a separate drinking water tap aboard Herbie. You may recall a long time ago I showed these photos of how well it dealt with the rust particles when our water tank was down to the last silty dregs at the bottom.
Normal tap: Filtered tap:
We changed the cartridge this summer and just for fun I bust it open to see what was inside. I don’t know what I expected but I assumed some sort of labyrinth with a paste or granules of carbon. Well it did have granules, but no labyrinth. See here:
Ignore the rusty look of the manky old washing up bowl, I use that for cleaning tools and stuff. So you see what there is is just a bit of foam and a few handfuls of granules that actually look like plastic, but are probably not. Here’s a closer look.
I also expected to find a lot of disgusting sludge, but there didn't seem to be any. This was a cartridge that had been in use for about 150 or more “working” days. I suppose that might be the filling of about a thousand kettles and water for cooking which is all we use it for. Our non drinking / food water we just get from the ordinary tap.
Simple I suppose, but it seems to work.
Barring any unforeseens, we’re off on our first autumn cruise at the weekend. Banbury and Oxford via a possible short detour to Rugby.