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Old 08-17-2014, 07:42 PM   #1
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water filter blow out

Well, into our 4th trip with our 25ds. Using a fresh water tank and the pump. At 2am last evening we heard a bam and the pump started to constantly run. Water ran into the bathroom. Frantically mopping up at 2 am.
My hubby tightened the filter, we turned on the pump this morning and it was almost like it was twisting it self off of the base. Water everywhere. I guess we now have to take it in. Any one hear of this? Almost thinking about an external filter and getting rid if the one in the little compartment
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Old 08-17-2014, 07:51 PM   #2
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Mine and many others have done the same thing. It would unscrew itself under a known 45PSI and blow the housing off. Some folks use a PEX patch to eliminate the filter and use an external, I replaced mine with a GE Watersmart filter housing in the place of the original.

It's a junk design with expensive exclusive filters.
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Old 08-17-2014, 07:57 PM   #3
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What kind of water pressure is exerted when you are using the water tank vs a water source /spiket? Just wondering.
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Old 08-17-2014, 08:00 PM   #4
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My suggestion is to remove the filter housing and patch the gap with some Pex and Pex fittings and move to the inline from Walmart or a filter from Lowes or Home depot.

Shop Whirlpool Valve-In-Head Clear with Sediment Filter at Lowes.com=

A stand.

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Replacement filters.

Shop Whirlpool 2-Pack with House Drop-In Filter at Lowes.com
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SKnight: is the Ge watersmart filter housing internal to replace the one that came with the trailer?
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Old 08-17-2014, 08:03 PM   #6
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What do you use for a filter if using the water tank?
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The big problem here is when you put the filter on, you have to use the provided wrench and push UP at the bottom of the filter with the final tightening so it will seat itself (I made sure to have "Filter replacement" as a maintenance task at Goshen and to watch the tech as he installed the filter )

Paranoid department: See my mod for installing a water alarm under the filter - your location may vary but the Alarm is a $10 buy at Lowes/HD: Dang it....
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Thanks hsvbamabob! When we picked up the trailer the filter was not in. The tech did kind of walk him through it. He did use the wrench but I don't know about the pushing up to seat..we will have to try that.
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What do you use for a filter if using the water tank?
Same setup as my water tank fill and city are the same connection.
Is your tank gravity feed?
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Old 08-17-2014, 08:54 PM   #10
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Ford Idaho. We have a pump that moves it out of the water tank. We are filling from the water station. No individual water hook ups at the site.
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