Nano Gravity Water Filter Kit – 7.5” x 2.5” Filters 15 gallons per hour
7 1/2” Nano Gravity Water Filter Kit Includes…
- (1) Water Pure Nano Gravity Filter/Purifier 7.5 x 2.5
- (2) Two Gallon pails with Pre-Drilled Tear off Lids
- (1) 3/4” Spigot
In my opinion, it’s a wise idea to have a five-gallon pail with a gamma lid so you can carry everything in it. In other words, it is a great storage device for this 7.5” bucket filtration kit. As you see we prefer two 2-gallon buckets because they fit inside of a 5-gallon pail. Also, a five-gallon bucket provides extra space for drinking cups, hand towels, hand soap, dish soap, and other water-related items. Furthermore, as the need arises you can also use the 5-gallon bucket to retrieve, carry, and store unfiltered water.
Nano Gravity, UtraCeram, Nasa certified water filters are notably the best filters on the market. The flow ratio for Nano Gravity filters is remarkable. Just like any other trustworthy filter Nano Gravity filters can plug up after a while. Nonetheless, occasional cleaning can extend filter life.
It’s important to note even the best filters plug up fast when foreign material and sediment are present. If someone says to you, that these filters plug up a bit faster than others, be careful how you interpret that. What it means is the best filter plugs up faster because it does a better job of filtering the sediment. Which one would you prefer? One that you can trust or one that you can’t rely upon?
To lengthen the life of any filter, such as RapidPure, Waterpure, Nano Gravity Water Filter, or whatever, we recommend doing this after retrieving water from a dirty source; such as a lake, river, spring etc. Fill a bucket or a container with water then let it sit for as long as it takes to settle the sediment, after that take the clear water off the top and filter it.
It seems to me, that if you are worried about filter life, it would be wise to take a piece of cloth and wrap it around the filter element. Secure it with a rubber band or a light string. A filtering sock or even a cotton cloth will filter out the larger particles so the element doesn’t have to do all the work.
It’s always a good idea to buy backup filters in case you run into dirty water.
Tips on how to set up a Water Pure Nano Gravity Drip Bucket System.
You indeed need a 1/2″ hole in the center floor of one bucket and another 1/2″ hole through the center position of one lid. In other words, when you place the predrilled lid under the bucket the holes should line up with each other.
This step may vary depending on the space available between the lid and the bucket bottom. Some buckets have a raised rim on the bottom center that could leave a gap for the water to leak through. It may be necessary to place the two flat washers between the lid and the bucket’s bottom so water doesn’t spill in from the outside or leak dirty water into the clean water. As you lower the filter gently align the shaft so it fits through the base of the bucket. If the hole is too tight you can take a pocket knife and lightly scrape the hole to ease the assembly of the shaft. Once the bucket, flat washers, lid, and filter are in place the wing nut can be gently tightened enough to pull the lid and bucket bottom together. Of course, be very cautious not to over-tighten the wing nut so it won’t break the filter stem.
Now let’s do a leak test as follows…take a cup of water and pour a thin layer of water into the top bucket, but be careful not to add so much that it begins to run through the filter element. Also, take a cup and pour a little water into the bottom lid where it attaches to the top bucket. Let the water sit in both places for 20 to 30 minutes and then carefully raise the bucket and inspect to make sure no water has leaked around the wing nut where the shaft goes through the lid. If there is a leak, it needs to be fixed to prevent unfiltered water from entering the bottom bucket where the clean water is stored. The fix may be as simple as switching the flat washers to a different position.
It will also be necessary to install a 3/4″ spigot to the bottom bucket. The hole should be drilled deep into the sidewall of the bucket, but not so far down it makes it impossible to screw the nut on the spigot shaft. When it is installed the nut should fit on the inside wall near the floor of the bucket. If the hole is drilled too low in the side of the bucket the nut will interfere with the floor of the bucket making it impossible to install the spigot. If the hole is too high you won’t be able to get as much water out of the bucket. It is best to put the nut on the inside of the bucket and mark its center position this way you’ll know exactly where to drill the hole for the spigot.
For anyone who’s not good with details, we provide the above complete drip water system that is all ready to use in case of emergency. Filter life can be extended if you take a piece of dishcloth and wrap it around the filter element. Securing the cloth with a rubber band is particularly good where extremely turbid water and contaminants are noticeable such as fish scales, fecal matter, etc. When you put water in the top bucket it slowly passes through the filtering element and trickles down through the filter shaft into the bottom bucket. If the water flow becomes too slow you may have to rinse the filter or clean the screening cloth.
For a small to midsize family, it is recommended you have at least two or more filters on hand. How many you need depends on the condition of the water supply and how frequently the filters are used.