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Old 08-30-2012, 05:19 PM   #11
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In the spring after I have flushed the antifreeze out the lines thoroughly, I turn the water off, remove the filter housing and empty it, put in a fresh water filter for the season, and then turn the water back on.
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Old 08-30-2012, 06:44 PM   #12
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I will take my filter out and put the canister back on. I didn't want to waste pink stuff so I made a by-pass using two of the water heater bypass kits valves.

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Old 08-30-2012, 08:38 PM   #13
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Remove the canister,remove the filter element,place a plastic soda(pop) bottle with cap on inside where the element was,this does (2) things, displaces anti-freeze that will be pumped into the cannister,and allows for expansion from freezing. Cost-O$ Youroo!!
Thanks, I'll try that.
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Old 08-30-2012, 08:54 PM   #14
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We have an 06 Cherokee that also came with one of those very nice double inline filters ... what a pain after the first season while winterizing I cut the line and added a new chuck of hose in and got rid of these filters and just buy a 20 dollar inline filter each season
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Old 09-02-2012, 11:36 AM   #15
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Don't worry about the RV antifreeze freezing. It will at worst turn to a slush. We live where it can go as low as -40 and I have yet to have an issue. THe only thing I would say is when you take the filter canister off to remove the filter, dry the threads on the housing and the canister with a paper towel prior to reinstalling the housing. The water in the threads can crack things if it does not get time to evaporate on it's own before a freeze (I have had fittings on a pressure washer crack before).
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Old 09-02-2012, 12:06 PM   #16
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last winter I took out the filter out pumped the antifreeze thru the system dumped the filter canister down the toilet screwed it back on. This year I won't have the mess from the water filter I had it removed.
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Old 09-02-2012, 12:09 PM   #17
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A heads up when you remove the water filter canister. There is a rubber O ring in the top of the canister, donít loose it when you empty the canister or you will have water leaks until you find a replacement.
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Old 09-05-2012, 02:07 AM   #18
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I thought about doing this myself, but it seemed to me that you can by a lot of antifreeze at$2/Gal (typ sale price) for the cost of the bypass. That said, I will probably still do what you did on my own rig
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Old 09-05-2012, 07:05 AM   #19
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I thought about doing this myself, but it seemed to me that you can by a lot of antifreeze at$2/Gal (typ sale price) for the cost of the bypass. That said, I will probably still do what you did on my own rig
Where do yo u buy it for 2 a gallon ?
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