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Old 10-12-2015, 09:09 AM   #11
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I'm not that rich!!

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I need to get rid of my filter cause I just don't trust it. One fitting started leaking today and I snugged it up and it stopped but it pissed me off so out this camper it will go. Guess il have to match up fittings and hose to put together to replace it.
Since you had a loose fitting, you will throw it away. Following that logic, if you get a loose lug nut, you throw away the wheel and axle--after all, you can't trust it any more. When your fuel tank gets empty, do you buy a new motor home? If you get a leaky valve cover, do you buy a new engine?

I'm just not that rich!!
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Old 10-12-2015, 09:17 AM   #12
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If u noticed tons of people remove the inside filter, even some dealers recommend it. Like they say it's a plastic cup and it's not worth it. If u knew anything about this stuff u would keep your stupid comments to your self or scream at your wife. There must be something about them if a lot of others are doing it. That's why they sell after market ones that go on the outside and I don't need to have a ruined floor cause of a leak, only makes sense. Thanks
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Old 10-12-2015, 10:34 AM   #13
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Just the facts

I don't use "Twice the Ice" as a name because I like extra ice in my drinks. Actually, I own and operate seven ice plants as well as consult and design water processing systems for ice plants around the world (ion exchange, ultra violet, ozone, and filtration)--and I do know quite a bit about water filters and choose to share that knowledge instead of keeping it to myself. (I wouldn't scream at my wife, even if I didn't).

If you look at the label on the Forest River filter, you will see that it has either an NSF or a WQA Gold Seal sticker or both. (Most municipalities, health departments and approving authorities require this in commercial or community water systems). I require this certification in all our ice systems. These stickers mean that this filter was tested from 0 to 125 psi 125,000 times (the test takes a week) and have no leaks. After the first test, the same housing is then pressurized to three times working pressure (300 psi) and held for fifteen minutes. Then pressure is raised to 500 psi. It must pass all these tests with no leaks. Also, to be awarded these certifications, a material extraction test is done to verify no harmful materials are used in the manufacture of the housing (like used diapers and recycled plastics). These tests are very difficult to pass and cost tens of thousands of dollars.

After examining the housing in my motor home, I can see three things that could result in leaks. 1)If you leave the o ring out. 2)If you let it freeze. (Freezing will result in pressures in excess of 1500 psi). or 3)If you try to put the wrong cartridge in it, it will break the ratchet teeth and allow the housing to unscrew. The O ring is common sense, and the other two items are clearly warned against on the label.

Most units sold for use OUTSIDE the camper cannot pass these tests, that is why they are put outside.

If it were up to me, I would install a certified stainless steel filter, but that would raise the price about $350 dollars.

For myself and my family, I will trust ONLY the certified product.

Please be blessed, and if you do not keep the certified product, please drink, brush your teeth with, and bathe in bottled water.
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Old 10-12-2015, 11:10 AM   #14
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TwiceTheIce....

Thank you for the information and Thank you for being an informative member here on this forum.

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Old 10-12-2015, 01:07 PM   #15
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Just to let u know when I said about screaming at the wife it was a joke, hope I didn't insult u, I didn't mean anything by it, but I don't have an ice maker. I do under stand what u mean but a cheaply built filter system that they put in these most should be removed, just like others said they broke the cups on them or the fittings just leak. That's the only reason mine will prob go. It is a simple fix by replacing with a new connector to put the lines together. Thanks for the info on the ice
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Oh a by the way I only drink bottle water cause I do not trust camp ground water, I seen a lot a colors over the years with them. Thank u again
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Interesting thread. First year with a HW276 and no issues with leaks or maintenance so I'm going to leave well alone and not do anything with the set-up except change the filter out next season.

My advantage is I just blow out the plumbing at the end of the season with air and store the unit indoors in the off season where temps never get below ~38 F....which is the reason I went with a HW instead of a TT.

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