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Old 03-01-2016, 03:07 PM   #11
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If they are still installing the FR1/KW1, you may want to read this to decide what you will do when your first filter is ready to be changed:


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Old 03-01-2016, 03:41 PM   #12
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This is a photo right from the company's website, notice in the picture it's actually to tight.


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Old 03-02-2016, 01:49 PM   #13
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We have a new Columbus fifth wheel. I am trying to install the water filter and can't for the life of me loosen the canister. I dont
want to break the plastic canister and I am bending the wall it is mounted to. Eventually I am replacing the filter system but for now I just want to get this filter in there. Any tips or tricks? Thanks.


Release the pressure by opening a faucet in house
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Once pressure is released housing will remove easily.
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Old 03-02-2016, 02:06 PM   #15
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If it is a factory installed filter...
Try pushing upwards (towards the mounting head) on the canister before turning.

Most folks don't realize the head has teeth and the canister has tabs.
Pushing up on the canister releases the contact of the teeth/tabs so it can be loosened.

Conversely, when installing, twist until aligned and pull down on the canister slightly to lock the teeth/tabs in place.

A small dab of silicone grease around the o-ring seal makes the process a whole lot easier.
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X2. Release the water pressure first, then follow the above instructions.

Not easy, but it does work.
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Old 03-02-2016, 03:07 PM   #16
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Thanks everyone. Gonna give it another go tonight. I appreciate all the input.
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Old 03-03-2016, 09:52 PM   #17
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I'm sure you are using it...but it's worth mentioning that the filter housing is splined to be used with a matching plastic spanner wrench. On my filter version that wrench spreads out the turning torque enough to prevent any distortion of the housing. Even with the wrench I have to put some muscle to it. Good luck.
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We have a new Columbus fifth wheel. I am trying to install the water filter and can't for the life of me loosen the canister. I dont
want to break the plastic canister and I am bending the wall it is mounted to. Eventually I am replacing the filter system but for now I just want to get this filter in there. Any tips or tricks? Thanks.
I am guessing you have the canister removal tool ???
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Old 03-04-2016, 11:27 AM   #19
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If the canister was installed correctly the last time it should screw off by hand.


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Old 03-04-2016, 11:39 AM   #20
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If the canister was installed correctly the last time it should screw off by hand.


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With out the use of the tool ???
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