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Old 01-22-2016, 01:07 PM   #11
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Old 01-22-2016, 01:12 PM   #12
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"I've experienced some cold weather recently and my camco water filter canister froze up and busted."

If you don't have a water filter I assume you haven't turned on your water yet? I don't want to be the negative guy here but if your filter froze and busted it is possible you have broken water lines. if you haven't tested yet I recommend that when you do turn on the water, turn on very slowly and look everywhere for leaks.

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Jim,I would even go a step further and use Air 50 PSI to test with,Easy to Hear and NO WATER Cleanup! Youroo!!
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Old 01-22-2016, 01:15 PM   #13
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Those are great ideas but where do I get the pieces to do this with? And what is Pex and what are shark bite fittings???
PEX is the type of flexible water pipe used in most house construction nowadays. It is also used in (most?) RVs. PEX stands for crosslinked polyethylene. Sharkbite fittings are a very convenient and reliable type of fitting for connecting the PEX tubing. You can get everything you need at Lowes, Home Depot, etc.
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Old 01-22-2016, 01:19 PM   #14
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It is simpler than that. Cut the white hose with the reinforcing at the filter canister with a knife ( you want a clean I.D. to seal). Cut off the clamp at the T ( I used a Dremel and cut off wheel). Using a 1/2" crimp clamp for PEX tubing (from Menards), Insert the cut white hose onto the T with the clamp in place and squeeze it closed with an end cutter. Leak check and job done.
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Old 01-22-2016, 01:41 PM   #15
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Went to check on my rig in March of last year and found the water filter housing sitting on the floor of the compartment 3/4 full of what appeared to be water diluted antifreeze. Most of the threaded part of the housing had snapped off and was still in main device. Ordered a new housing and filter from Flow Pur (flowpur.com). The local RV repair shop here in Iowa says this is rather common. Water gets into the threads and then expands when freezing. He suggests just making one turn with the housing to collect any antifreeze while sitting while allowing some expansion room. As there are different model filter systems, you need to match for the right replacements. My rig requires the CCI-10-CLW housing and takes a CCI-10-Ca cartridge. Cartridges should be available at WalMart and most RV stores.
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I believe that 40 lbs is the recommended air pressure on the water system to prevent bulging the tanks.
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Old 01-22-2016, 02:42 PM   #17
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I believe that 40 lbs is the recommended air pressure on the water system to prevent bulging the tanks.
I'm curious what tanks would 'bulge' if air pressure is added to the water system?
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I agree with WFD. I scrapped and by-passed our filter system and went with the external filter. You can buy them anywhere including Wally World.

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Hello everyone,

This is my first post on the forum. I have read a lot on here and have learned quite a bit. I'm a newbie and recently started full timing in my cross country.

I've experienced some cold weather recently and my camco water filter canister froze up and busted. I'm trying to find a replacement.

I jumped on amazon and ordered a new camco water filter system and had it delivered in two days. However, when I tried to put the canister on, it didn't fit. Now I'm back to zero!

Does anyone have any ideas where I can get a replacement canister?

Thanks for your time!!!

Was it Camco or Pur which FR uses a lot. If the latter parts available on line only.
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I believe that 40 lbs is the recommended air pressure on the water system to prevent bulging the tanks.
Yes like 5picker ask as well,What tanks? I was being conservative at 50 Psi! Youroo!!
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