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Old 06-13-2020, 09:00 AM   #1
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Water Filter "Explosion"

Hello family! I feel like an idiot, but I must be doing something wrong.
I took my trailer out last weekend for her maiden voyage. I hooked up the water pressure regulator and filter, in that order, turned on the water at the source, and imagine my surprise when about two minutes later the bottom of the filter blew out discharging water all over the place! Fortunately I had a second filter with me. Installed the second one and it blew the hose above the filter off that filter. I completed the weekend sans filter.
It's a Camco 40043. Any ideas on what I'm doing wrong? If both failed in the same manner, I'd think that it was a pressure concern, but as it happened on BOTH sides of the filters, I'm thinking that it's operator (me) error.
Thank you for any suggestions!
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Old 06-13-2020, 09:22 AM   #2
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You said Regulator install 1st these blue filters are stronger than Most hoses in regards to PSI! Did you leave this "2 Pack of Filters Freeze over the winter"? If they were used, water could have been trapped inside! Youroo!!
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Old 06-13-2020, 09:29 AM   #3
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You said Regulator install 1st these blue filters are stronger than Most hoses in regards to PSI! Did you leave this "2 Pack of Filters Freeze over the winter"? If they were used, water could have been trapped inside! Youroo!!
Actually, they were both brand new, purchased 2 weeks earlier.
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Bad Batch! Youroo!!
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Old 06-13-2020, 09:43 AM   #5
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Bad Batch! Youroo!!
Thatís what Iím hoping for.
Iím going to try and return them to where bought them from.
Thank you for your reply!
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Old 06-13-2020, 10:13 AM   #6
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You said ď I hooked up the water pressure regulator and filter, in that order, turned on the water at the sourceĒ. Did you connect the pressure regulator to the source or your trailer?
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You said ď I hooked up the water pressure regulator and filter, in that order, turned on the water at the sourceĒ. Did you connect the pressure regulator to the source or your trailer?
To the water source.
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You stated: "I took my trailer out last weekend for her maiden voyage". That indicates to me that this may have been the first time you used the pressure regulator. There could be the possibility that the regulator itself is bad. Suggestion: Go to somewhere like Lowe's, Home Depot, Menard's or an Ace hardware and get a pressure gauge that attaches to a faucet, they are cheap. Attach the gauge to your home outside spigot and check the pressure. Then attach the pressure regulator to the outside spigot, attach the pressure gauge to that and check the pressure. With the regulator attached, and the pressure gauge attached you should be showing the pressure that the regulator is rated for. I keep one of these pressure gauges in my camper to check CG water pressure even though I use a tested regulator.
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It is possible the package was dropped along the way and there was a fracture in the casing that was not visible until pressure was applied. Those filters are pretty tough.
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Old 06-13-2020, 12:03 PM   #10
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Sounds like you have a flow type regulator that actually restricts the flow of water while the water is being used. Once the faucet is turned off the downstream line pressure will build up to whatever the source pressure is set at.
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Old 06-13-2020, 02:47 PM   #11
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Yes Thurman you are correct, it was the first time. Your suggestion of a gauge is fantastic! I don’t know why I didn’t think of it!
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Save yourself the aggravation, go ahead and buy the adjustable regulator with the built in gauge.

https://www.amazon.com/Twinkle-Star-...2082702&sr=8-7
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Water filter should not rupture even at high city water pressure.
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Old 06-13-2020, 06:40 PM   #14
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I'm with the idea it might have been damaged in the supply chain. Dropped on floor and cracked most likely.
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Save yourself the aggravation, go ahead and buy the adjustable regulator with the built in gauge.

https://www.amazon.com/Twinkle-Star-...2082702&sr=8-7
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