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Old 01-14-2016, 07:35 PM   #1
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Water Leak, need some advice


Fairly new member here, just came back to 5th wheel after being gone a few days. Turn water off every time I leave and try and run faucets dry to provide some room for expansion.

Came back today, turned water on, plugged in heat traced water supply line and immediately saw water running out the bottom of the camper near the drain lines. Further investigation revealed it was coming from the carbon filter canister. NOTE: the canister did not have a filter installed, just an empty canister.

Found a brand new filter nearby, removed the canister and inspected for any cracks, etc. Did not find anything although the o-ring looked pinched a little, nothing major. Decided to put the filter in the canister as the canister says on the side "prevent freezing". Turned the water back on and leak appears to be stopped. My question is about the filter canister. It was full of water when I removed. Now will the filter element in the canister I see no water in the canister but I am getting water supplied indoors. What is going on as I have gone hand over hand and the water has to be coming through this element. Just confused and wondering if I should be worried? Thanks in advance.

Rich Wallen
2012 31' Flagstaff Classic BH
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