Stefani Water Filter Candle for gravity fed Stefani terracotta water purifiers and water filters.
Stefani Filtering Candles can be used for All Terracotta, Ceramic and Stainless Steel Gravity Fed Water Purifiers. Simple in design and easy to maintain, the Stefani Dechlorinating candle filter features activated carbon, which eliminates bad odors and improves the taste of the water. Stefani Dechlorinating candle filter can last 6 to 9 months depending on usage and local water quality standards.
Stefani De-chlorinating and Sterilizing Filter Candles are coated with silver, the dechlorinating/sterilizing filter candle reduces fungus, bacteria and other harmful microorganisms and chemicals present in the water. The micro-pores of the ceramic filter wall filter the impurities, resulting in crystalline water.
The activated charcoal present in the filtering element guarantees efficiency in the elimination of bad odors, taste and chlorine present in the water. Water is purified up to the rate of approximately a quarter of a gallon (one liter) per hour per filter/candle. The purified water may have a slight clay taste for up to 4 to 5 weeks. This is not harmful and occurs simply because the terracotta is very dry and unglazed. Emptying the purifier and completely refilling it each day during this initial period will ensure this taste disappears.
The activated carbon in the filtering candle guarantees the elimination of bad odors and improves the taste of the water. Inside the Stefani Purifying Unit is a Filtering Candle of advanced design. It has a micro-porous ceramic outer wall, lined inside with colloidal silver, and holding an inner core of activated charcoal (filters 1.5 micros). As the water passes through the candle the respective layers remove up to 99.9% of bacteria and amoebas and 99% of suspended solids. All Stefani terracotta water purifiers utilize and feature the Stefani Dechlorinating candle filter. Ceramic filtration has been used for over 150 years around the world.
Stefani Dechlorinating Candle Filter Features:
Test results from various local and international water quality laboratories have certified that Stefani water filters consistently remove and reduce the following impurities and contaminants:
How It Works:
Candle Filter Maintenance:
For Best results, the ceramic candle needs to be cleaned regularly and should be replaced periodically. The frequency will depend on the condition of the water supply. A reduced flow of water into the bottom chamber is an indication that cleaning is necessary. To clean the candle, first remove it from the purifier unit. Hold the candle under gently running water and using a stiff brush or the back of a butter knife removes the visible impurities from the candles surface. Scrub off the outer layer of the ceramic filter with a kitchen type scourer (e.g. back of a butter knife) scrubbing it in an up and down motion under running tap. Never use soap or detergents on the candle.
Candle Filter Installation:
No tools are necessary; place washer on threaded stem of filter. Place stem of filter through hole inside upper unit. Hand-tighten with wing nut.
Trouble Shooting Slow Filtration:
Remove the candle filter from the purifier and run water briefly in reverse through the filter candle to remove any possible blockage. Soak the candle filter in the kitchen sink for 2 hours; this gets rid of any fiber or loose particles. See candle Maintenance for cleaning instructions.