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Old 08-29-2009, 08:29 PM   #11
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Don and Elaine, Do you have any photos of your set up that I can see?
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Old 08-30-2009, 12:05 PM   #12
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Thanks for the reply. When you have time, Can you post a picture of the set up?
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Old 09-03-2009, 12:01 AM   #13
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Will try and take some pictures of the many mods I've done, but it will have to be in mid-Sept. as we are leaving tomorrow morning for a 2 week trip.
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Old 09-15-2009, 08:49 AM   #14
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Has ayone made a bypass to take the filter housing out of the line for winterizing. I know I hate the thought of winteriz.ing, but I want to be ready and I don't want to leave the housing inplace after the filter is removed.
A lot of readers voiced the opinion that this filter is in the wrong place and I agree. I purchased a 6 inch galvanized nipple, used some teflon tape and put it in place of the filter head which is so hard to get at under the sink. I then used a couple of adapters and now use the same filter outside connected to the main water inlet.
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Old 09-15-2009, 12:25 PM   #15
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A lot of readers voiced the opinion that this filter is in the wrong place and I agree. I purchased a 6 inch galvanized nipple, used some teflon tape and put it in place of the filter head which is so hard to get at under the sink. I then used a couple of adapters and now use the same filter outside connected to the main water inlet.
You may want to change that 6" galvanized nipple to (2) 3/4 CPVC Male adapters with a short piece of pipe between them. Galvanized pipe will rust over time where plastic CPVC will not. I work in the HVAC field and have seen many water heaters tied in with galvanized pipe and it's corroded with rust inside the pipe. Same goes for galvanized trash cans. Must importantly that nipple is after the filter now so there's nothing to keep the rust out of your drinking water.
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Old 09-16-2009, 08:01 AM   #16
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Thanx for the heads up, I have replaced the galvanized nipple with a 6" PVC nipple.
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Old 10-05-2009, 10:28 AM   #17
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Wanted to share the following link with everyone as Camping World has a brand new item for this type of problem. http://www.campingworld.com/browse/s...391719&rewrote
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Old 10-07-2009, 08:03 AM   #18
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This is an awesome solution for those who have not moved their filter to an easier accessable location. Why didn't I think of that??
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Old 10-18-2009, 09:47 AM   #19
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Have finally gotten around to posting pictures of some of the Mods I've done, Including the water filter with the by-pass. These pictures can be found under the Mods thread.
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Old 10-18-2009, 10:30 PM   #20
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Sorry,
I dont get the antifreeze thing. This will be my first winter with an RV.

If I dump the water out of the holder and open the faucets, would that not work just as well? It allows for expansion, the same as a driping faucet on a house.

Do I need to drain the hot water tank as well, or is leaving the faucets open good enough?
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