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Old 10-26-2015, 06:36 AM   #11
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I also had a self-inflicted problem with the same water filter. The day before a trip I lost the gasket while dewinterizing. The RV dealer did not have gaskets so I bought a complete housing. I left the top part in place an used the cannister. I ordered new gaskets from Water-pur. Postage cost more than the gaskets. A few months later I found the gasket in the bush where I tossed the antifreeze while dewinterizing.

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Old 10-28-2015, 10:31 PM   #12
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Ramblerguy that sounds so familiar. No sooner had I removed the canister, I found the original gasket in the exact spot that I dumped the pink antifreeze when I dewinterized. So I can see that I am not alone in the self inflicted heartburn. Little consolation. .

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Old 10-28-2015, 11:03 PM   #13
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With our Canadian climate winterizing is a must. We get freezing temperatures. Once we get to mid November our high temperatures are below freezing and it will stay there until early April
Don't we know it. Five months of mind-numbing hell. We have to keep reminding ourselves that there was a valid reason for living on the prairie.

We've got the same filter system but we've had no issues with it for five seasons. Nevertheless, sorry to see you water woe saga evolve into structural damage. Don't beat yourself up - if we weren't living life, we wouldn't be making mistakes.

Did you ever find that o-ring?
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Old 10-29-2015, 04:06 PM   #14
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The large O-ring is what seals water from escaping the housing.
The 2 flat rubber washers, at each end of the filter element, are what ensures all water is forced thru the filter.
So yeah, it's that large o-ring you need to check.
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Old 10-30-2015, 10:39 PM   #15
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I found the o-ring next summer. In the meantime I ordered a half dozen o-rings online to make sure it never happened again. I wanted to be proactive. I think I had the leak from the time I originally took the inline filter out until I put it back a couple of years later. The funny thing is that I periodically checked for signs of leaks but I never found any. I guess I didn't look in the correct areas. But at least it is over now.

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