Filteroo Blue Replacement Cartridge Pack
This cartridge pack is made up of 2 x replacement cartridges.
Is the Filteroo 5.5” Rain & City Water Gravity Carbon Block Filter Cartridge.
- Is the Filteroo Gravity Water Filter Mineral Pad.
This replacement cartridge pack is created for the Filteroo Blue gravity water filters. But it is suitable for any gravity water filter that these cartridges will fit inside to create fresh gravity filtered water with extra minerals to elevate the pH level to a high alkaline.
Quality water filtration with the minerals Retained
This carbon block gravity cartridge is 140mm high x 60mm wide in diameter. It is the perfect solution for any Filteroo Blue or Filteroo Ceramic gravity water filter which is used to filter rain water from a water tank or treated city tap water.
It is a great choice with a standard 12.5mm threaded end to install into any gravity water filter so long as the gravity water filter top tank has a minimum hole size of 12.5mm or a maximum hole size around 20mm. (Note: You can drill or file the hole in your water filter top tank to be 12.5mm if required.)
It flows at a much faster flow rate than the ceramic gravity candles, it has fantastic test results and creates contaminant free healthy tasty water.
If you are filtering rain water, it is great as it will stop all the bugs & bacteria in the water, whilst at the same time it protects you from any herbicides, pesticides or lead that may wash in from your roof. You will hear people say how lovely their rain water is, but rain water tastes even better once it has filtered through a good big block of carbon like this.
Then for treated city water, you have the same great protection from bugs & bacteria, it has super high removal rates for the common contaminants like chlorine & chlorine by-products, plus it will protect you from any herbicides & pesticides or heavy metals that may be in the water.
This Filteroo rain & city water carbon block gravity water filtration cartridge is made from the highest quality carbon. It combines mechanical filtration and physical adsorption processes to reduce a wide variety of drinking water contaminants of both aesthetic and health concerns.
This cartridge has a smooth outer shell compressed to repel any sediments, cysts, bugs or bacteria. The pore structure of the carbon enables sufficient contact time for this cartridge to be ideally suited to improving taste and odour.
You will be battling to find a better carbon block gravity cartridge than this, that’s a fact..
What Makes This Product Unique
It is the quality of the carbon used to create the carbon block cartridge and the professional manner in which they are manufactured which has passed all the tests at such high removal rates that makes this cartridge so unique. As the water passes through this cartridge slowly, the contact time with the cartridge allows for such a wide range of contaminant removal. Manufactured for Filteroo Australia who guarantee high-quality materials are always used. This single carbon block gravity cartridge is a highly efficient filter suitable to remove unwanted contaminants from any water supply. It is great for both rain water or chemically treated city water.
If you would like to remove Fluoride as well, you will need to use the Ultraceram ceramic/carbon gravity cartridge with Fluoride removal capabilities for the Filteroo Blue or Filteroo Ceramic purifiers.
5.5" Silver Impregnated Carbon Block with Lead Removal Treatment
OD x L(mm)
60 x 140
Lead pH 6.5 @150ppb (NSF 53)
Working ph range 5.5 - 9.5
Nominal Flow Rate
To guarantee performance replace every 2200 Litres or every 12 months when water flow becomes to slow, whichever comes first.
Long-Lasting Service Life Of 12 Months
Cartridges are very easy to replace and only have to be changed over as required, or every 12 months, whichever comes first. They have a recommended maximum life of 2200 litres.
Due to the filtration of particulate & sediments from the water during use, the flow of water from the filter may reduce over a period of time.
If your cartridge water flow rate slows down it is normally only because the outside of the cartridge has blocked with fine sediments. These sediments do build up and can slow the flow rate over time dependant on the volume of sediments in the water supply used to fill the top tank.
To restore the water flow to its normal level, simply remove the cartridge and follow the backwashing instructions to backwash the cartridge and push sediments back out of the cartridge.
If after backwashing the water flow is still slow, you can also get some 100 grit sandpaper or a new Skotchbrite scour pad & scrub the outside of the cartridge under a flowing tap, ensuring that the open-ended thread does not contact the water to avoid contamination. Scrub harshly as this cartridge is quite thick & can be scrubbed clean many times.
Cleanliness is important, wash your hands before handling the cartridge and take care to ensure that no contamination of the cartridge occurs during cleaning. Use a glove or similar so your hands don't touch the cartridge as much as possible.
Filteroo Mineral Pad
This mineral pad is supplied to add extra beneficial healthy minerals into the water prior to drinking. As the water dissolves the added minerals, that will increase the pH level of the water to be a high alkaline.
The mineral pad can be given a light scrub on the outside if ever required? Then rinsed under cold water if needed & placed back into the bottom tank. Always give the mineral pad a quick gentle rinse when new prior to use to remove any mineral fines.
It is approximately 290 grams in weight, 30mm high & 144 mm in diameter
NEVER WASH WITH DETERGENTS OR SECOND-HAND SCOURER PADS.
If the filter is left to stand for more than 3 - 4 days without use, it is recommended that one litre of water be allowed to flow through the cartridge to waste before using.
How to Prime the 5.5” Filteroo Rain & City Water Gravity Carbon Block Filter Cartridge
How to Install & Flush 5.5” Filteroo Rain & City Water Gravity Carbon Block Filter Cartridge
How to Rinse & Install Filteroo Mineral Pad
When installing or replacing any water filtration cartridges, ensure you know what you are doing or have a qualified person to help you or contact us for assistance. Please find paper instructions inside every cartridge box.
- Cleanliness is important. Wash hands before handling the cartridge and take care to ensure that no contamination of the cartridge occurs during assembly.
- Pre prime the cartridge as instructed in the priming instructions..
- Use a glove or similar so your hands don't touch the cartridge as much as possible.
- Remove the locking nut & leave the sealing washer over the threaded stem.
- Place the filter candle thread through the hole in the upper section of the top housing from the inside out and secure it with the wing nut.
- Do not overtighten.
- Ensure that the outlet tap is in the off position.
- Fill the upper chamber with cold water and allow this to filter down through to the lower section.
- It is recommended that this first supply of filtered water is thrown away, as it may contain material washed from the filter element.
- Some black carbon fines may be seen when first using but this is harmless & will stop fast.
- Fill the upper chamber again, open the outlet tap and allow this water to run to waste again.
- We recommend flowing at least 12 litres of water through the cartridge to waste until it is tasty and flowing clear.
- If you are using the mineral pad, rinse that under water for 5 seconds to remove any media fines & sit the pad on the inside base of your Filteroo gravity water filter.
The filter is now ready for use.
How to Backwash the 5.5” Filteroo Rain & City Water Gravity Carbon Block Filter Cartridge
Fully Disposable Cartridges
You can break up the old carbon cartridges with a hammer into small pieces and put the crushed carbon into the garden, then place the plastic end caps into the recycling bin. Or, simply wrap your worn-out cartridges up in old newspaper and place them into your rubbish bin.
The mineral pad can be opened & pour the left over minerals into the garden then place the casing into the recycling bin.
Automatic Cartridge Replacement Service
When you invest in a water filtration product from Filteroo, we like to ensure you have the best experience possible. We like to lend a hand & take care of you as best we can.
- We happily monitor the cartridge life for you
- When the cartridge is due for renewal, we then contact you
- Once confirmed, we arrange everything and have a new replacement cartridge delivered to your door.