View Full Version : changing carbon scrubbers

05-20-2010, 11:09 AM
how do I change a year old carbon scrubber?

05-25-2010, 10:07 AM
With a screw driver and a new one!!

05-26-2010, 02:29 PM
the long answer to this is:

buy a new carbon filter. any quality carbon filter is proffesionally packed with activated carbon. there are sources for loose bulk carbon out there, but you'll never be able to pack your carbon filter as tight and full as the manufacturers of the carbon filters do. what will wind up happening if you under-fill the carbon filter is that the dirty air will go around the carbon instead of being pushed through it, which will result in the air to pass through unfiltered. taking that into consideration, it's always best to just buy a new one and throw away the old one. you can usually open up the tops of the old carbon filters and you can dump out the old carbon and spread it around your outdoor garden or lawn (your plants will love it) and then put on a good pair of work boots and stomp the empty filter body down and compact it so you can easily throw it away.