06-12-2012, 12:37 AM
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This has probably been asked before but I can not seem to find any threads on it so here goes....
Is the carbon used in filters any different from that produced in slow combustion heaters? I ask because I regularly throw literally bucket loads of charcoal and ash out onto the garden (once its cooled of coarse) and if this is identical to the stuff in filters then I would be able to filter using some activated carbon when necessary at no expense. If it is no different to the stuff in filter cartriges then it might have to be smashed up a little and the finer stuff washed out but genreally usable in a filter?
Is this possible or am I going to make a greivous mistake if i try?