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Old 03-11-2016, 11:29 AM   #1
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Does hookup water pass thru house water filter?

Met a fellow FR Class C owner the other day in Death Valley and he commented on hookup water having a lot of chlorine smell. I said I thought the hookup water also passed thru our factory installed water filter. He said he didn't think so.
I had put an inline cheap CW water filter at the hookup without thinking like I did when using hook up water in my old Minnie Winnie. We had no chlorine taste or smell. When we left, I gave him my filter as he was staying another 4-5 days and had family arriving.
So, does the hookup water go thru the in house water filter or not? How about the water heater?
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Old 03-11-2016, 11:46 AM   #2
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City water and F/W tank Pumped water goes through your Factory Installed Filter System! Youroo!!
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All water regardless of source go through my house filter.

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All water regardless of source go through my house filter.
If I sanitize the FW tank and over chlorinate it, will running the faucets also sanitize the lines or will the Pur filter remove all the chlorine? Because I have drained my tank and refilled it. The remaining water in the tank was enough to give me a high chlorine level from the faucets. I drained the tank again and got the chlorine level down to an acceptable level.
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I don't know how much chlorine that filter can handle. Sanitizing is a lot of chlorine to remove via filter. I would sanitize without filter then drain and refill and rinse before I put filter back in
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I don't know how much chlorine that filter can handle. Sanitizing is a lot of chlorine to remove via filter. I would sanitize without filter then drain and refill and rinse before I put filter back in
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I would install a new filter.
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Some house filters are plumbed with a bypass, so if yours has one, make sure your filer isn't being bypassed. But as others have said, both city and f/w tank water goes through the filter.
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Some house filters are plumbed with a bypass, so if yours has one, make sure your filer isn't being bypassed. But as others have said, both city and f/w tank water goes through the filter.
Best to trace your piping. On my unit the city water did not pass thru the filter. Per the piping diagrams it was supposed flow thru the filter but sometimes the factory personnel take shortcuts and connect things differently. Factory warranty rep called it an "oversight". Replumbed it myself. At the time I checked other units I saw at shows and found most to be okay but there were some that were bypassed.
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Easy way to check, take filter off, run pump on for a few seconds, if water comes out where the filter is, then it's going thru the filter. (providing your not connected to city water)
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Easy way to check, take filter off, run pump on for a few seconds, if water comes out where the filter is, then it's going thru the filter. (providing your not connected to city water)
That won't work because the water will just backflow from the filter outlet side if it was plumbed incorrectly.Never saw one where the onboard pump flow was bypassed. It was always city water flow.
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