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Old 10-14-2020, 02:30 PM   #1
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Cool Water filter bypass

I'm preparing to sanitize the potable water system in my 2020 Rockwood Ultra Lite 2608BSD. Looking at the water filter, pump, a maze of pipes and a turn valve I find nothing labelled. I suppose one of the two valve positions will cause the disinfecting fluid from the fresh water tank to bypass the filter. Would appreciate any advice about how to be sure I set the valve correctly so that I don't ruin the filter with disinfecting fluid.
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Old 10-14-2020, 02:47 PM   #2
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don't think they come with filter bypass - my last two campers did not.

and i don't think that the sanitization would hurt the filter, after all it should be able to withstand chlorine from a municipal fresh water system and a sanitization cycle is a smidge more chlorine than what would be seen there.

If you don't want to expose the filter to the bleach/chlorine simply take the filter out and put the empty canister back in and then proceed to sanitize. You can then put the filter back in (or put in a new one) after you are done.

The valve i do have is on the pump that switches the fluid source for the pump from the fresh water tank to the winterizing port.
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Old 10-15-2020, 10:37 PM   #3
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I agree there is normally not a filter bypass valve. In regards to leaving the filter in - one of the reasons you use an activated charcoal filter is to REMOVE chlorine! Therefore, if you are going to sanitize your system, you do not want to leave the filter in the housing because the activated charcoal filter will be trying to remove the exact chemical that you want to keep. If you only have a sediment filter, then you can leave it in.
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