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Old 10-17-2018, 02:07 PM   #1
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Water filter canister replacement

Anybody know if there is a smaller replacement cap that would screw on in place of the full sized canister? Hate filling the cannister when Iím winterizing. Seems like a waste of antifreeze.
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Old 10-17-2018, 02:21 PM   #2
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Anybody know if there is a smaller replacement cap that would screw on in place of the full sized canister? Hate filling the cannister when I’m winterizing. Seems like a waste of antifreeze.
People here have reported filling the canister with either golf balls, marbles or an empty water/Gatorade bottle to minimize the volume.

There have also been reports of a plate/rubber disc that fits on the top of the canister to block the antifreeze from filling the canister. I suspect a Google search will find them.
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i found the bypass plate online but it was about $15 plus shipping. if you figure out the cost of the antifreeze needed to fill up the canister (i figured about $.50) vs the cost of getting the plate, you can buy antifreeze and fill the canister for many years before you would offset the cost of buying the plate.
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Old 10-17-2018, 09:16 PM   #4
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I agree with CHICKDOE.

Whatís wasteful is filling the water heater with antifreeze if you forget to put it in bypass. Even the smallest water heater is 6 gallons of RV antifreeze wasted.
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Old 10-17-2018, 10:56 PM   #5
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When I used the bypass plate it leaked, but they may be better now. I'll unscrew it and dump it in the toilet, not much leaks out of the lines, then put it back on. the outer canister say's do not freeze, I have had that crack in the past so I put a small bucket under it and store the canister in the house over winter.
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Old 10-18-2018, 09:06 AM   #6
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How about a piece of 2Ē PVC pipe and 2 end caps. Cut to match the length of the filter with end caps included. PVC cement the caps on and voila, a cheap and effective plug that is safe to use with RV antifreeze.
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Old 10-18-2018, 02:58 PM   #7
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How about a piece of 2” PVC pipe and 2 end caps. Cut to match the length of the filter with end caps included. PVC cement the caps on and voila, a cheap and effective plug that is safe to use with RV antifreeze.

An empty water bottle is cheaper. Or remove the filter and connect the lines together then use a exterior filter.
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Old 10-18-2018, 03:16 PM   #8
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If you have an FR1/KW1 like this, you may want to remove it before it cracks and leaks all over your trailer. Lots of threads here with reports of this happening.


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Replace the filter with a 1/2" coupler, about 67 cents at Home Depot.

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Then either rig up the FR1/KW1 with hose sections to use outside or use the blue Camco filters.

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Old 10-19-2018, 07:47 AM   #9
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An empty water bottle is cheaper. Or remove the filter and connect the lines together then use a exterior filter.

That is what I use. An empty water bottle but filled with sand so it does not get crushed by the water pressure. Tried the bypass plate, it leaked.
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Anybody know if there is a smaller replacement cap that would screw on in place of the full sized canister? Hate filling the cannister when Iím winterizing. Seems like a waste of antifreeze.
$9.71 @ rvupgrades.com,,, I think !!!
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