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Old 12-08-2018, 08:31 AM   #1
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WaterPur Filters showing rust?

Brand new filter, came with coach. On my first shake down trip. This filter is brand new in package and has had water on it for a little over a week. Looks like rust spots ....? Never seen this before. Any ideas?Click image for larger version

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Old 12-08-2018, 09:02 AM   #2
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Maybe it's just doing what it's supposed to do?
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Old 12-08-2018, 09:06 AM   #3
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If there is iron it the water supply many times it will precipitate out after sitting for a while and will get trapped by the filter.
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Trash in water line

In each fresh water hook up in RV parks always flush the RV PARKS water line
and your RV fresh water hose real good before connecting to filter or RV.


This is to insure you are removing any sedimate/ trash/rust from the parks
fresh water line.


I have hooked my fresh water hose to some RV parks water supply and in flushing I have found at some parks quite a bit of rust/ trash being flushed
out of the line.
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Old 12-08-2018, 11:32 AM   #5
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I had this happen when I stayed at rv resorts that had old holding tanks for their well water. The filter is doing what it's supposed to do.
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Old 12-08-2018, 01:08 PM   #6
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Iron in the water. Good for your red cell count.
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Old 12-08-2018, 06:00 PM   #7
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All good then. Just throwing it out there. Thanks for the comments.
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Old 12-08-2018, 07:15 PM   #8
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Iron in your water is going to harm anyone. Years ago when people had iron deficiencies they would put a nail through an apple and leave it sit over night or a day before eating the apple. Another remedy was a tablespoon of sorghum molasses daily.
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Old 12-08-2018, 08:00 PM   #9
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I think that Water Pure makes a fine cartridge. They stand by their product. I would try to contact them directly and show them the photo. They may opt to replace.
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I think that Water Pure makes a fine cartridge. They stand by their product. I would try to contact them directly and show them the photo. They may opt to replace.
Why? The rust is not coming out of the filter....it's in the water. Don't think Water Pure is going to take responsibility for what's in the water.....
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I hope your sys was not filled @ your home !!!
I filter the water as I fill our tank,,,
even tho I add soft water,,, I use a hose end filter,,, that I buy @ Wall-Mart !!!
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Why? The rust is not coming out of the filter....it's in the water. Don't think Water Pure is going to take responsibility for what's in the water.....
Uh-huh.... I say in response: You never know! It may be worth a shot given the cost of these filters when they are new and the reputation of the manufacturer. They may want you to send them the filter so they can see it, but you [Oscarvan] can not determine the cause through a photograph. It could be a blemish, it could be a defect, it can be nothing or it can be something else. I would pursue it.
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The reason I posted the picture was because I had never seen this before. I have had 4 DPs up to this point and used different brand filters but theyíve all been the same shape and style filter.

I assumed that thereís was Ďpossiblyí some type of metal mesh or screen material inside the filter holding the material together or something. I really wasnít sure. I assumed that if this was the case, that it was just cheap junk and rusting.

But I guess itís possible the rust spots were generated by the water itself? Not sure. Never seen that before so thought Iíd mention it.
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Just keep in mind, you are seeing the dirty side of the filter. Looks like it is working like it is supposed to.

At one CG i was shocked at what i found in the filter after one day. As stated above, flush the hoses a bit before hook up to the trailer.
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Just keep in mind, you are seeing the dirty side of the filter. Looks like it is working like it is supposed to.



At one CG i was shocked at what i found in the filter after one day. As stated above, flush the hoses a bit before hook up to the trailer.


Yep exactly. We donít have an additional filter at the hose bib like some people have. And we did flush out the hoses before hand. So who knows. We arenít drinking the water anyways so not a huge deal regardless. But just wondering if anyone had ever seen it.

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Yep exactly. We donít have an additional filter at the hose bib like some people have. And we did flush out the hoses before hand. So who knows. We arenít drinking the water anyways so not a huge deal regardless. But just wondering if anyone had ever seen it.

On to Houston!
But are you using it in cooking ???
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But are you using it in cooking ???



Yep! And to brush teeth!!!
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It may be worth a shot given the cost of these filters when they are new and the reputation of the manufacturer.
Not my style. As said, you're looking at the dirty side. It's doing it's job.
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Old 12-10-2018, 04:14 PM   #19
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Mine does that also but only once in a great while and usually goes away or seems lighter with continued use. It’s why I’ll use a filter, although our previous many years of rving without one haven’t seemed to have bothered us much. If you find out differently please let us know but I think it’s working.
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