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Old 11-01-2015, 05:43 PM   #11
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Just one!

Unbolt it from the wall, connect the two Pex ends with a 1/2 inch threaded coupler or more Pex and fittings.

https://www.google.com/?gws_rd=ssl#q=pex+shark+fittings

It just might save you a headache.
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Old 11-01-2015, 06:32 PM   #12
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I installed a by pass, so I just turn one valve and the water filter is out of the system. It makes it simple to deal with when its time to winterize
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Old 11-01-2015, 07:04 PM   #13
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To eliminate some problems, you can get a lot of the water out of the canister by turning on your 12 volt pump and opening a faucet , that should almost completely drain the canister. It should come off easier then and help eliminate spilling water.
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Old 11-01-2015, 08:02 PM   #14
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When I took mine off for the first time I wanted to meet the assemblier. Way too tight.
When you finally get it off, put the canister back on, use a little Vaseline on the oring and threads. Put it on hand tight. Do not over tighten. I keep extra orings handy, just in case. I also leave it off in the winter. If there is any water trapped in the threads, may freeze and crack the canister at the thread. If you need the wrench to tighten, to stop leakage, replace the oring.


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Old 11-01-2015, 08:35 PM   #15
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The one that came with my new camper is a little different as you really do not need the wrench and then when reinstalling you hand tighten. Something new I guess. Later RJD
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Old 11-01-2015, 09:01 PM   #16
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When you finally get it off, put the canister back on, use a little Vaseline on the oring and threads. Put it on hand tight. Do not over tighten.
I have the same problem. Last time I changed the filter, I got a man to get it off, then I put it on "hand tight" (MY hand). The next time I tried to get it off, IT WAS TIGHT AGAIN!

I'm going to try the "open faucet" trick.
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Old 11-01-2015, 09:22 PM   #17
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When I took mine off for the first time I wanted to meet the assemblier. Way too tight.
When you finally get it off, put the canister back on, use a little Vaseline on the oring and threads. Put it on hand tight. Do not over tighten. I keep extra orings handy, just in case. I also leave it off in the winter. If there is any water trapped in the threads, may freeze and crack the canister at the thread. If you need the wrench to tighten, to stop leakage, replace the oring.


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Agree with almost everything you have said except the part about Vaseline on the o-ring, should use silicone grease instead, Vaseline can cause the rubber to swell or breakdown over time.
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Old 11-02-2015, 08:31 AM   #18
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Agree with almost everything you have said except the part about Vaseline on the o-ring, should use silicone grease instead, Vaseline can cause the rubber to swell or breakdown over time.
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Removing water filter

Do not use any petroleum product on rubber or Viton o-rings, they will swell and deform over time causing leaks and heartache. Also, Vaseline is not food safe.

Silicon grease is the way to go; You can pick up a tube at Home Depot or local pool supply store.
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Seems to be several types of water filters in use on RVs. Looks like the ones with a o-ring seal on the threads tend to break rather easily. Mine looks to be thicker and seals when screwed all the way in. Only time mine broke, I was in hospital, had not drained, got a cold snap and it froze and broke at the threads. Had the heat on low, ran out of propane and DW could not drive RV to get refill.
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