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Old 05-20-2018, 05:55 PM   #1
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Removing Water Filter

For those that removed the water filter: did you need to add more tubing or were you able to pull the 2 tubes closer? Also, what connector type did you use?

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Old 05-20-2018, 06:39 PM   #2
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I just used a 6 nipple from Lowes to connect the two lines. Also added garden hose fittings to the filter housing. Ill just set the filter in a crate under the camper so its easily accessible.

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Old 05-20-2018, 06:58 PM   #3
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I just used a 6 nipple from Lowes to connect the two lines. Also added garden hose fittings to the filter housing. Ill just set the filter in a crate under the camper so its easily accessible.

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Thanks. I have Pex pipes (I think) but this should help
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Old 05-20-2018, 07:10 PM   #4
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Sharkbite fittings seem to be a popular solution for Pex line mods. Unless you or a buddy have a Pex crimping tool, I would probably go that route.
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What's the harm in just leaving the filter housing connected without a filter? Yes, removing it is cleaner, but mine is hidden behind a panel anyway.
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What's the harm in just leaving the filter housing connected without a filter? Yes, removing it is cleaner, but mine is hidden behind a panel anyway.
If you need to winterize the rig, that canister holds quite a bit of anti-freeze. Also, it prohibits winterizing by just blowing out the lines - you won't get the water out of the housing and it will freeze and break.
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Plus they are notorious for leaking, so just removing the filter itself and leaving the housing in place does not resolve the issue they have for coming loose and leaking.
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I had lots of slack. Just put in a 1/2" PVC coupler.
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I cut the white outlet hose from the filter just close enough to get a smooth bore in the tube. I cut off the band clamp at the "T" fitting with a dremel and cut off disc . I carefully peeled off the short piece of PEX tubing with a pocket knife so not to damage the barbed fitting. Put the white tube on at the "T" with a new ear clamp and crimped in place. Leak check it. Parts needed: 1 new ear clamp.
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If you need to winterize the rig, that canister holds quite a bit of anti-freeze. Also, it prohibits winterizing by just blowing out the lines - you won't get the water out of the housing and it will freeze and break.
Thanks, I used the "soda bottle to take up space" method last fall to minimize the amount of the pink stuff occupying the filter. I also blow out the lines beforehand.
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