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Old 12-26-2017, 10:56 PM   #1
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Instead of completely removing the interior water filter by adding a coupler for the bypass, has anyone just used an antifreeze diverter plate to achieve the same purpose?

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Old 12-27-2017, 05:34 PM   #2
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interested, please explain or show a picture.


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I don't see a diverter listed for the "Filter Types" used by F/R! Youroo!!
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No experience, and I have not seen another post that talked about this device. I wanted to put in a pressure tank to keep the pump from running in the middle of the night. So I cut out the filter and used that spot to plumb in the tank.
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Instead of completely removing the interior water filter by adding a coupler for the bypass, has anyone just used an antifreeze diverter plate to achieve the same purpose?

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That would work fine if it fit the WaterPur filter head FR uses but I suspect it won't fit as the FR1 housing uses proprietary filters.

Those things simply insert in the filter housing (in place of the element) and keeps the filter bowl from filling.
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I use a carbon filter element in the factory housing It has to be replaced about every 6 months, so I just scrap it when I winterize. Costs about 7 bucks on Amazon.

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I don't see a diverter listed for the "Filter Types" used by F/R! Youroo!!
Okay....if I can find one that fits that would be a good option (I think). Besides, I don't see a recommendation by FR to cut there hose and bypass the interior water filter by using an aftermarket coupler by others. So anyone ever see or do?
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That would work fine if it fit the WaterPur filter head FR uses but I suspect it won't fit as the FR1 housing uses proprietary filters.

Those things simply insert in the filter housing (in place of the element) and keeps the filter bowl from filling.
Thanks. I will keep you posted on the fit on this. If so, I see this as a great option to do instead of removing the canister housing so that down the road it could be used (if wanted) or new owner (resell value?).
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Old 12-28-2017, 01:35 AM   #10
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Water Filter Diverter

I think I found something thats made for the Flow-Pur water filters. Reviews for use do not look promising, but I have an email out to the WaterPur company to see if they have one for their FR-1 product and not just for their FlowPur filters. This product is made by Watts Water Technologies. More to come.

https://www.rvupgradestore.com/Flow-...-p/88-2435.htm

https://www.amazon.com/Watts-FP-WP10.../dp/B001QY1LA2
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The purpose of removing the filter is to prevent it from cracking and leaking all over your rig. Removal is easily done by installing a coupler in place of the filter. You then use an external filter if you still feel you need one.

It's not clear to me what advantage you obtain by bypassing the filter. Bypassing implies to me that you would have to install two 3-way valves and a bypassing line between them, which is a LOT more work than simply removing the filter.

I also assume you would now valve the filter in and out to take it out of the system; it's not clear to me when you would do that - every time you leave the rig?? Every night when you go to bed??
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Okay....if I can find one that fits that would be a good option (I think). Besides, I don't see a recommendation by FR to cut there hose and bypass the interior water filter by using an aftermarket coupler by others. So anyone ever see or do?
You're not going to get a recommendation from FR. They don't really care.

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As I implied in Post 11 above, there are a lot of reports of the FR1 filter cracking and flooding rigs. So a lot of us have removed it and replaced it with a coupler and an external filter (either a blue Camco or by reusing the FR1 externally).
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The 1/2" coupler is about 67 cents at Menards or Home Depot:
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Thanks. I will keep you posted on the fit on this. If so, I see this as a great option to do instead of removing the canister housing so that down the road it could be used (if wanted) or new owner (resell value?).
I had to at the "Resell Value" part,Most New/Old owners come on here "FRF" and ASK "Where is My Water Filter Located"! If you think of this as a "Money Maker" your in for a Disappointment! Youroo!!
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Thanks youroo. Done. Happy New Year!
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