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Old 10-01-2015, 01:47 PM   #11
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I just bought a KW1 from Hannah Trailer Supply in Oak Creek Wisconsin for $28.99 with free shipping. Had it in Maine within a few days. Like a lot of folks, I may change out the unit in the future. There's a lot of discussion on the forum if you do a search on water filter.
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Old 10-01-2015, 03:38 PM   #12
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Replaced It

When we found out the cost of the replacement filters and the fact that the bottom "blew out" of the canister, we replaced the one in our 36 CKTS. The filters are less expensive, the canister of better quality and we are able to filter the water we need. (We get in places where it is necessary.)
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Old 10-01-2015, 07:05 PM   #13
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Change it!

YA really ought to change these cartridges & filters.The plastic is too thin. We got flooded after I forgot to put on the pressure reducer for 65#s and the side of the housing cracked after a few days.
It just takes 10 mins to by pass the cartridge if you have a pex crimper.
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Old 10-01-2015, 07:26 PM   #14
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How many people have PEX crimpers? They're like $35-40 or more.
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Old 10-01-2015, 07:31 PM   #15
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Right.... but how much does it cost to flood your rig or pay a plummer to do the job?
The whole rig is all pex they will come in handy! It all about having toys right :~)
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Go to a local hardware store and buy a plastic 1/2" threaded coupler.

Remove the filter head from the wall.

Unscrew the fittings,

Assemble the lines with the coupler.

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YA really ought to change these cartridges & filters.The plastic is too thin. We got flooded after I forgot to put on the pressure reducer for 65#s and the side of the housing cracked after a few days.
It just takes 10 mins to by pass the cartridge if you have a pex crimper.
I'm going to do the exact same on mine. We re-plumbed my son whole house in Pex, so I have everything needed to bypass the filter. My only concern is Pex crimping that braided nylon, is this really an acceptable practice? I know that's what FR did, but I wonder?
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Go to a local hardware store and buy a plastic 1/2" threaded coupler.

Remove the filter head from the wall.

Unscrew the fittings,

Assemble the lines with the coupler.

That seems like a doable fix, but I have no unions. Something has to be cut..
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I'm going to do the exact same on mine. We re-plumbed my son whole house in Pex, so I have everything needed to bypass the filter. My only concern is Pex crimping that braided nylon, is this really an acceptable practice? I know that's what FR did, but I wonder?
It did seem flaky but It worked fine on my conversion. Those crimp rings are tough.
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Here what mine looks like. the braided nylon is on the output side. In the picture on the upper right you can see the braided nylon going to a "T" and blue Pex coming off it. That braided nylon is what's coming off the filter output side. I was thinking about cutting the Pex crimp band there and come out with a 90 degree elbow with Pex and eliminate that nylon hose completely. But I have concerns on reusing/re-crimping on that plastic "T". wow, it's no easy to explain.
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