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Old 06-26-2014, 06:03 PM   #51
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I just took my water filter and associated bracket housing out yesterday. The FR units water systems are supposedly pressure tested to 100 PSI, how they did that and didn't have a leak in my case is a mystery. I will sleep a lot better knowing that the filter and related fittings aren't slow leaking, creating water damage in areas I can't see and usually don't check every trip. Removing the onboard Water Filter
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Old 06-27-2014, 08:13 AM   #52
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Believe it or not - Every component in the system is rated to 125 psi, even that goofy inlet filter. To wit: the relief valve protecting the System is set to open at 125 psi.
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Old 06-27-2014, 02:06 PM   #53
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The components are OK, it's the putting together of the components that are the issue. On further examination in my case, they screwed a 90 degree 1/2" male to male elbow into the outlet of the water filter housing, but the female fitting that screws into it has 3 tightening "wings" that fit too close to the filter housing. When the filter housing was on, you couldn't tighten the fittings anymore since the wings on the female fitting hit the side of the housing. Someone tried to fix it by using a lot of teflon tape on the male elbow into the canister socket, worked for a while but eventually started to leak. Glad I found it before it caused some real serious water damage, but only found it by noticing the demand water pump buzz in the middle of the night when nobody was using any water (a good pressure test). If I had been on city water for any length of time and not noticed it, I could have had water damage.
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Old 06-27-2014, 02:39 PM   #54
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[QUOTE]To wit: the relief valve protecting the System is set to open at 125 psi. /QUOTE]

Hey, I wasn't aware of a safety valve (other than on the HW heater). Where's it located and what's it look like??
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I'm afraid any sustained water pressure over 60 psi would blow out the plumbing system in these TT's. Have my reducer hooked up every time. I'm not pushing my luck and make a sprinkler system for the CG grass.


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To wit: the relief valve protecting the System is set to open at 125 psi. /QUOTE]

Hey, I wasn't aware of a safety valve (other than on the HW heater). Where's it located and what's it look like??
Funny you should ask....It is on the water heater. Just like residential they are required to have Thermo/Pressure relief valves. Will open on temp or pressure over 125 psi. It will simmer when the water heater raises temp from 70 or normal household temp to 130 or its setpoint,due to water expansion. Difference being a "safety valve" will open at the setpoint and then blowdown for 20-30 psi. That's a lot of water relief, not used in a RV.
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VinceU - I'm not sure saying the HW Heater safety valve opens at 125 psig is equivalent to saying every component in the TT's plumbing is good to 125 psig. These things aren't built to the ASME Code!
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A/C is an oversized dehumidifier. That's why your A/C has water draining out of it constantly.
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VinceU - I'm not sure saying the HW Heater safety valve opens at 125 psig is equivalent to saying every component in the TT's plumbing is good to 125 psig. These things aren't built to the ASME Code!
Rockfordroo they may well be. The chassis are fed regulated, electric is NEC and at least state of Indianna, they almost all carry RVIA certs. Remember the relief valve is the only over pressure device to protect all the piping. It must meet the standard of its safety device. Pex tubing is ANSI and rated over 200 psi. And last but not least my clear covered 10" Water Pur filter is rated to 125psi, stamped proudly on it. It alone carries lots of approvals, just don't have them here. These toys are heavily regulated to high standards, assembly and accuracy is another subject. Our discussion is "rated to".
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VinceU - I won't say you're wrong, but I'm hard pressed to believe that the POS valve below is rated for 125 psig.
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