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Old 04-24-2016, 07:34 PM   #1
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Drain water filter?

Just got home from our 4th weekend trip in our 3011ds. I drained the hot water tank, and the low point drain. The thought hit me that I don't think I've heard anyone mention draining the whole-house water filter between trips. Mine is hidden in a closed compartment I the back of a basement compartment. I would assume that it's not a good idea to leave standing water in one of those for any length of time. I removed it , and water poured into the compartment. I thought I'd drained everything I knew how.
Any suggestions for this newbie?

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Old 04-24-2016, 07:50 PM   #2
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I cut a gal jug about six inches from bottom and put it under my filter on Wildcat 30lswb and it catches any extra when the filter is unscrewed. I drained my system as well on after my last outing(removed filter) used air (20psi) at the city fill port and went from furthest to closest after draining the hot water tank and flipping bypass valve. Just what I do and hope it helps.

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Old 04-24-2016, 07:52 PM   #3
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Don't have a water filter but draining the water heater or lines more than annually for winterizing it's not necessary.


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Old 04-24-2016, 07:56 PM   #4
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As you have found out they are a pain to deal with, I completely removed the one in our trailer and use an external one.
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Old 04-24-2016, 07:59 PM   #5
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Thanks for the input guys! Great idea using the milk jug. That compartment isn't the easiest place to access. This forum is great for getting advice. Looking forward to the time that I can be of help to others!

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