Originally Posted by rmdrifter
Just dewinterizing our used Surveyor 186SPT: All faucets run clear and free of antifreeze, but water filter has antifreeze in canister. The folks we bought trailer from did not use water filter system--no filter in canister--but when they winterized obviously antifreeze ran into the canister. Question: Do I need to remove antifreeze from water filter to complete winterization even if I don't intend to use filtration system moving forward? Filter removal tool I have does not fit this particular canister since original idea was to unscrew water filter and empty. Second question: Is there a way already built into plumbing system to bypass this water filter? Many thanks for any input!
1) yes remove antifreeze from canister it obvious that water still flows through it. Then sanitize system before use.
Bleach and water through fw tank will do the trick.
2) if you are not going to use it then just remove it from the system by removing and coupling two ends together.
3) a good tight grip with both hands may loosen canister.
Any hardware or big box store carries replacement wrenches.