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Old 05-19-2013, 07:46 PM   #1
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Changing Water Filter

I just purchased a 2014 Rockwood 2905SS. Installing the water filter was a pain. They charged the water system to show me how everything worked but left the filter out so they were not wasting it they said.Does anyone have a better system for changing it, there is no drain so water spills everytime you have to do it.Once a year may not be alot but I would have thought there would be a better way.Thanks in advance for any help.
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I put a coffee can under mine when changing.

I've thought about installing a petcock at the bottom tho.

Hmmmmmm thanks for reminding me.
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No, that's it. My unit has the filer in the hookups areas, which has a hole where the hoses come up through, that can act as a drain, so no big deal. Works the same in a house.
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Those wont help at all. You simply depressurize the system by opening a faucet with the water pump off. But even once that is done, you will get a cup or more of water out when you change it.
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I put a coffee can under mine when changing.

I've thought about installing a petcock at the bottom tho.

Hmmmmmm thanks for reminding me.
Similar to Turbs, I usually just grab one of our throw away Tupperware containers to put under it, then open slowly. I use a blow out valve (similar to winterizing) and get a little bit of water out of it first which does help.
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Those wont help at all. You simply depressurize the system by opening a faucet with the water pump off. But even once that is done, you will get a cup or more of water out when you change it.
What do you mean it won't help?
This will drain the entire filter assembly.
He probably doesn't want water all over the floor if its in a tight location.
Of course you have to relive the pressure before removing bowl.
This petcock would drain it.
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O.K., it may help some. But it will still spill water, from the line, as well as the unit itself. So even though it will drain some of the water, as you still are going to spill water, it's of dubious value.
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I use a garbage bag in a coffee can and don't get water on anything. Just slip the bag up, slide the can under the canister with the bag over the canister and un-screw it. No pain, no strain and no water anywhere except in the bag and the can.
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