HOW TO USE THE SURVIVAL JERRYCAN
There are instructional video’s below on how to use and maintain Survival Jerrycan
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This Survival Jerrycan is designed and manufactured solely for the purpose of filtering water. Under no circumstances may it be used for any other purposes.
Before using the Survival Jerrycan Unit, all operators and users must have read and understood the contents of this manual and any other manual supplied with the Survival Jerrycan Unit. Never allow inadequately trained personnel to operate the device.
Never stand with face or body over the top of the tank when loosening the Pump.
Important: When every you stopusing the Survival Jerrycan relieve the air pressure from the tank by screwing the pump.
STEP BY STEP INSTRUCTIONS – SURVIVAL JERRYCAN
For detailed instructions see “Connection of tube to the water filter outlet”.
Do not try to unscrew with the pump handle
Ensure that you lift with caution
If you have troubles, purchase a siphon pump .
Do not use the pump handle to tighten.
It will take 10-15 seconds for the water to start flowing.
Once the water is flowing, it will be necessary to pump occasionally to keep the pressure up
1. The time for water to flow will depend on the volume of water in the tank.
2. If filtered water flow is slow, the pump or the filter unit may need tightening, or the filter may need to be backwashed or replaced.
HOW TO ADD AND REMOVE TUBING FROM TAP
A spare plastic tube is provided for use with the Survival Jerrycan. Should you lose the tubes, it is freely available at most hardware stores (outer diameter of the tube is ¼” or 6.35 mm.
Connection of tube to the outflow unit
You will need to push firmly. You will feel a “click” when it is locked in position.
Removing of tube to the outflow unit
Warning: To remove the tube, do not just pull the tube. This will damage the unit. Follow the instructions below.
RE-ASSEMBELY OF FILTER & TAP COMPONENTS
Assembling the tap and water filter
In the unlikely event, below are the instructions for re-assembly of the filter module and the outflow unit. Although it is not expected that this will ever eventuate, for completeness, we have included this in the User Manual.
You are able to purchase a replacement filter unit BUY NOW.
INSTRUCTIONS FOR BACKWASHING
Instructions for Backwashing the Survival Jerrycan
The filter membrane in the Survival Jerrycan acts like a micro-porous sieve that filters out particles in the water. To extend the service life of the filter and to dislodge these particles captured during the filtering process, backwashing of the filter is necessary.
The filter should be backwashed regularly. Frequent backwashing will preserve the life of the filter. Frequency of backwashing depends on the quality of the water being filtered.
At a minimum backwashing should be performed:
- Pump 2-3 liters of sterlizing solution through the filter.
- If the flow of water slows down
- At the end of the day
Ensure that you lift with caution
Repeat steps 5 – 10 three to four times or until the water flow returns to normal.
This backwashing process will unblock filter pores
MAINTENANCE AND STORAGE
Survival Jerrycan Hygiene
The Survival Jerrycan must be kept clean and disinfected. We recommend the disinfection before and after storage. Please follow the Maintenance & Storage procedure to clean and disinfect the Survival Jerrycan,
Third party sterilization products
When using any sterilization, chemicals refer to the chemical manufacturer’s label and safety instructions for safe handling procedures and the recommended personal protective clothing and safety equipment.
Survival Jerrycan Maintenance & Storage Instructions
When storing the Survival Jerrycan after use, the undertake the following Maintenance Steps as it will prolong the life of the Survival Jerrycan filters. Make sure you store it in a dry, well air-ventilated, temperatures above 0°C /32°F and lower than 55° C/130°F.
Refer to Chemical manufacturers’ safety instructions for safe handling of chemicals.
The Survival Jerrycan is ready to use be used again.
INSTALLING CARBON FILTER
The Carbon Filter is not required to filter water. It is used to improve the taste of water, making it more palatable. The activated carbon used in the Carbon Filter reduces chlorine by-products, Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs), and absorbs odors improving water palatability.
Note: On the first use of the Carbon Filter, there may be some minor carbon particles (dust) that come out of the unit. There is no danger in these particles. Just throw out the first one or two liters of filtered water.
REMOVING TUBE FROM CARBON FILTER
STORING THE CARBON FILTER
Once removed the Carbon Filter from the Survival Jerrycan, shake gently to remove all the excess water and place in plastic bag as water will still drip out over time.
When transporting the unit its best to remove the Carbon Filter and store it in a plastic bag,