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Old 10-26-2015, 09:44 AM   #31
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Lol no problem.

I used to buy those at ace hardware on sale 2 pack for $7
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Old 10-26-2015, 09:55 AM   #32
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There's different types of filters that come in at different price points. Fiber filters usually cost less than $5 while carbon block filters cost $10-$35 depending on they type of filter and where you purchase it. Filters are rated by ths smallest particles that they will allow to pass, ie 5 micron or 10 micron.

All filters remove particulates. Carbon filters pass the water through a "bed" of carbon that has the surface area of at least a football field. This carbon filter also removes some of the dissolved minerals, something the fiber filters can't do. Carbon filters also will trap bacteria and some other nasty parasites.

A 10,000 gallon filter has a tremendous capacity. If your RV has a 50 gallon water tank, you're talking about 200 tanks of water. A full timer, using two tanks of water a week, should get around two years use from one of these filters. Changing the filter once a year for anyone who uses an RV for 20 weeks or less is definitely more than enough to keep the filter in good condition.

I use the carbon block filters. I also double filter the water, using a Camco (blue) filter at the hydrant, before the hose, and the internal one in the plumbing compartment of the RV. The only time I switch to fiber filters is when I fill the tank with city water at home. I do this to run the chlorinated water through the RV's water system. I also have a dissolved mineral content water tester. High mineral content water is never put in the fresh water tank and if it's really bad, I just use water from the tank and refill it from a better supply later.

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Old 10-26-2015, 10:03 AM   #33
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Now that you Guys have that figured out,PRICE is really determined by what you are trying to Filter OUT! Elements range from filtering out small dogs and cats to removeing things I cant or dont want to spell! You get what you Pay for! Youroo!!
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Old 10-26-2015, 11:50 AM   #34
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Yeah that's not a kw1
The one you have is a 3 dollar filter all day long.

The kw1 is $29 minimum.
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Funny I buy my KW1 cartridges for 3 for $20 at Goshen. I also bought a case of 12 external Camco filters for $2 a piece at a local surplus place.
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Old 10-26-2015, 12:42 PM   #35
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I thought I saved the filter box but of course I didn't. The filter is made by Water Pur Company. It looks like a model CCI-10-CLW? I think the filter is a model CCI-10-C. I don't remember the filter as being very expensive when I bought it at Home Depot. The inlet and outlet are 180' apart and appear to be 3/4" piping.


I hope I got this info right, it is hard to read the way the housing is turned.


Quite often I do use camp ground water for drinking or to make coffee but I run this water through a Brita water filter first.


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I see a lot of CC-10 replacements now calming to be Coconut Carbon ???
Home Depot has one for just over $12 !!!
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I see a lot of CC-10 replacements now calming to be Coconut Carbon ???
Home Depot has one for just over $12 !!!
Ok, I give. What would Coconut Carbon do? Going to have to look at them when I go to HD. That is where my dealer suggested I pick up filters. Said he can't compete with them.

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Last time I Goggled CC-10 Water Filter,,, all I saw was Coconut Carbon !!!
Have not had time to look into what they are,,, maybe organic ???
You may find them cheaper on-line ???
Maybe they make your water taste like Coconut ???
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Thanks! It was an interesting article but the bottom line is shown below.

"Activated carbon from coconut shell has predominantly pores in micro pore range. Almost 85-90% surface area of coconut shell activated carbon exists as micro-pores. These small pores match the size of contaminant molecules in drinking water and therefore are very effective in trapping them."

Now I know why and won't be concerned when I see coconut carbon listed.

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