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Old 10-30-2015, 02:49 PM   #1
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Removing water filter

Trying to remove my water filter for winter for the first time, and I'm not able to get it off -- I mean, it won't budge. I don't want to put too much pressure on it and crack it, and I'm not 100% sure I'm even trying to turn it the right way. It sits vertically, so I'm twisting it what would be counter-clockwise.

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Old 10-30-2015, 02:52 PM   #2
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righty tighty - lefty loosey. Are you using your filter wrench?
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Old 10-30-2015, 02:54 PM   #3
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Nope...didn't even know there was such a thing. Obviously, I"m a newbie Guess I'll have to figure out where to get one
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Make sure that you have opened several faucets and removed ALL pressure from the lines. Put a slight upward pressure on the sump as you turn. As you look at it from the side, you should be turning toward the left.
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Old 10-30-2015, 02:59 PM   #5
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And that's why I love this forum. Bingo, something that hadn't occurred to me -- relieving the pressure by opening faucets. Came right off. Thanks!
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Glad you got it loose. Since you have a filter there should be a water filter wrench too. It would look something like this.

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Old 10-30-2015, 03:24 PM   #7
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Lol well now that you mention it I do remember seeing that in one of my cabinets inside. Now I'll know for next time
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Trying to remove my water filter for winter for the first time, and I'm not able to get it off -- I mean, it won't budge. I don't want to put too much pressure on it and crack it, and I'm not 100% sure I'm even trying to turn it the right way. It sits vertically, so I'm twisting it what would be counter-clockwise.

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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 10-30-2015, 04:20 PM   #9
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Filters are weak

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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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It will fail and cause major flood
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OH! I have had the same problem trying to get my filter cannister off. I didn't even think of opening the faucets and relieving the pressure. I need to change my filter right now. I always have trouble getting that thing off with the filter wrench. Even MEN I have asked have had problems.
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