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Old 04-16-2016, 08:44 AM   #1
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Filter housing

Trying to de winterize. Filter housing has no filter but full of antifreeze. Even with the supplied tool I cannot loosen the housing to remove pink stuff or install new filter.
Any idea?
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Old 04-16-2016, 08:48 AM   #2
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If you open a couple of faucets in the RV it will release some of the pressure and the filter housing should loosen.
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Duh, of course it will and did. I love this place. Even helps me a stupid days.
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One of the first mistakes I ever made with the filter housing was as I dumped out the anti-freeze the O-ring fell out of the top. When I reconnected, I had big time water leak. My wife mentioned that she had seen something fall out of the filter when I dumped it and sure enough we found the O-ring on the ground where I had emptied the housing. Thank goodness she had been watching me.
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One of the first mistakes I ever made with the filter housing was as I dumped out the anti-freeze the O-ring fell out of the top. When I reconnected, I had big time water leak. My wife mentioned that she had seen something fall out of the filter when I dumped it and sure enough we found the O-ring on the ground where I had emptied the housing. Thank goodness she had been watching me.
I bought a "Back up Pac" of Of rings for the whole house filter that we use,I Didn't Notice that the O rings were for 2 different size filters,and picked the Wrong one thinking they were all the Same! I am glad our filter is on the Outside! Youroo!!
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Old 04-16-2016, 10:13 AM   #6
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Something else to be aware of, at least on mine..... if you take the water filter housing off while the hot water tank is full ALL that water in the hot water tank empties out through the top of the filter housing. Ask me how I know.......

Fortunately as I found this out the hard way, the cabinet where the filter housing is located is a rotomolded type with a drain plug in the bottom. It all drained through the drain plug and all is good now. But, in the future I will either drain the hot water heater first or flip the water heater bypass valves closed while I switch out the filter.
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Old 04-16-2016, 10:19 AM   #7
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These are all good reasons to yank that filter out of the trailer and by pass it, and install a filter on the outside of the trailer instead, right on the water source, then it can leak all it wants and no damage done.
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Yep, that is on the list this year. Especially the cost of these filters. I already have an outside filter ready to install.
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After I get back from next weeks trip I'm going to remove the main water filter and install a tee to a 2gal pressure tank. I have portable filters for the potable water hose.
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After I get back from next weeks trip I'm going to remove the main water filter and install a tee to a 2gal pressure tank. I have portable filters for the potable water hose.
Sea Dog,install a Shutoff valve to your pressure tank so it can be isolated when Winterizing! You will like the tank addition! Youroo!!
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