Originally Posted by richp
I removed mine after reading about this last year when I got my new Silverback. External filtering does somehow feel safer.
But the canister I removed probably didn't hold a half gallon of water. Let's see -- at eight pounds per gallon of water, that would be about four pounds of reciprocating weight to stress the mounts.
All righty then...but consider this...yea...1 gal = 8 lbs but ALSO consider the weight of the dinged danged filter element once engorged with water? That also adds
a few lbs and even if the water WITH filter weighed...say...6-7 lbs)(okay...
maybe I was overzealous with the other amount)
bouncing up-and-down and most probably not in a very accessible spot. Well...
YOU figure it out and take the chance. I'd inspect the support system for YOUR
on-board filter canister very carefully. ALSO, I WON'T EVEN MENTION the separate weight of the...FILTER C-A-N-N-I-S-T-E-R...which adds back closely to
my overzealous equation, eh?
As for the KY thing...it's water based, grease free, water soluble and I know many
people ...uh...who use it for this very use other than what it is primarily intended for. Go to the KY web site for the specs.. . I just mentioned KY as this might be in more households vs. the silicon grease tho I also use the silicon grease as my primary and when handy. When I use the KY solution I also never have any trouble removing the threaded housing either. Yes then, both are safe in a potable system(and you make a good point here when we start seeing Petroleum jelly, dielectric grease and other bad things for possible ingestion not to mention the
o-ring compromises from these things). Again I stress to also change that o-ring every time with a fresh one before lubing and yea shall never have any problems...if you are brave enough to use the on-board canister at least! Just
watch out for potholes...