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Old 01-25-2009, 03:38 PM   #1
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katadyn hiker pro check valve

I was at EMS yesterday, and there was a Katadyn Hiker Pro filter that had been returned and was being sold "as is" for $25. I bought it, knowing that it may not work properly, but willing to give it a try.

the quick connect intake thingy had broken off, so I took it home, and epoxied the tube connector back on. That went fine.

The problem is, I think the check valve is busted, because when I pump, the water gets sucked in the intake, and then just goes straight back out the intake tube. nothing comes out the output tube. pumping is smooth and easy. Rinsing does no good, so it's not a sediment issue. The filter looks brand new.

So my question to you fine people is how do I repair this, or rig up something to make it work.

It doesn't look like the check valve will come out, since it appears to be molded into the housing. So fixing that seems unlikely
I was thinking I could put an in-line check valve on the intake line. that should prevent water from exiting via the intake, and force it through the filter, right?

Now where would I get a small plastic check valve compatible with 1/4 inch tubing?
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