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Old 04-24-2012, 07:14 PM   #1
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semi permanent removal of water filter

thought some of you might find this useful.
The water filter in the hard side A's takes up valuable room under the cabinet that i wanted back,

i removed the water filter then removed 1 of the double male fittings from the filter housing


then Teflon the threads, hand tighten and recovered space
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Old 04-24-2012, 07:20 PM   #2
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This one is on my to-do list. How easy was it to remove the fitting from the filter housing?

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Old 04-24-2012, 07:39 PM   #3
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using a large crescent wrench it was very simple, start to finish about 45 min. the housing has pipe dope on the threads
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Old 04-25-2012, 06:06 AM   #4
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I don't use my filter because the pump can't keep up enough pressure in the system to pump correctly. I just removed the filter and left the housing in place, doesn't really take up space for me. Maybe some day I will remove the housing but for now it stays.
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easy fix...that's exactly what i did after i discovered my filter housing had cracked during the winter. now i use an inline water filter at the city water inlet.
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Nice! I'll have to show DH this.

We love our G'town but the location of the water filter is a ROYAL PITA. It's tucked into a small opening UNDER the corner of the bed. You've got to lay flat, contort your body to reach not only under but to the side & back of the cabinet. Of course, the filter is full of water and there is NO way to unscrew it and dump it without spillage.

I'd love to know the rationale behind the location. Surely, there would be a better place. I think the genius that decided to put it there did it just to be mean.
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Nice! I'll have to show DH this.

We love our G'town but the location of the water filter is a ROYAL PITA. It's tucked into a small opening UNDER the corner of the bed. You've got to lay flat, contort your body to reach not only under but to the side & back of the cabinet. Of course, the filter is full of water and there is NO way to unscrew it and dump it without spillage.
Maybe your DH could put a low profile dish tub of some sort to catch spillage...or a cake or pie pan.
Yes, get rid of the hassle and start enjoying the camping experience.

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Maybe your DH could put a low profile dish tub of some sort to catch spillage...or a cake or pie pan.
Yes, get rid of the hassle and start enjoying the camping experience.

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That would be great if one would fit under the filter. There is barely enough room to get the bowl unscrewed from the top part and it's got to be held perfectly upright or water dumps out.

It's the craziest set up! And...to make it even more fun, there is something electrical under there..might be something for the slide.

I should get pics!
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That would be great if one would fit under the filter. There is barely enough room to get the bowl unscrewed from the top part and it's got to be held perfectly upright or water dumps out.

It's the craziest set up! And...to make it even more fun, there is something electrical under there..might be something for the slide.

I should get pics!
Sometimes if you shut pump off and then open a faucet it will suck some of the water out of the filter making it easier for removal !
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In our 831RLSS, I used a heavy plastic bag to catch the water and the filter casing with the filter in it. The filter had 2" clearance on the bottom inside where the big speaker and water pump were.
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