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Old 09-29-2013, 11:48 AM   #1
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Water Filter housing

Any tips on how to get this housing off? Every time I try to turn it I feel I'm going to break it. I've released the pressure in the lines. I've gotten it off before but every time it's such a struggle. Of course the placement doesn't help. I think I forget which way to turn it.
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Old 09-29-2013, 12:08 PM   #2
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Some come with a wrench.
Off would be counter clock wise.
Try putting some olive oil on the O-ring.

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Old 09-29-2013, 12:11 PM   #3
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Some come with a wrench. Off would be counter clock wise. Try putting some olive oil on the O-ring. AquaPure 68900-34 Adjustable Strap Wrench For Water Filter Housings
mine came with that wrench but seems to be to big doesn't seem to want to lock onto the tabs on housing. Is that counter clockwise looking down or looking up? I am laying on my back looking up in cabinet
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mine came with that wrench but seems to be to big doesn't seem to want to lock onto the tabs on housing. Is that counter clockwise looking down or looking up? I am laying on my back looking up in cabinet

I use an oil filter wrench. Remember Righty Tighty...Lefty Loosey and I think looking up, lefty would apply.

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I use an oil filter wrench. Remember Righty Tighty...Lefty Loosey

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I have a cloth strap one, it works on lots of things down to about 1 inch.
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Old 09-29-2013, 12:31 PM   #6
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All I know this thing is on good! I can hear the screws stressing in the wood cabinet
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My Wrench

I opened my Low Point Drains first and drained about 3 gallons out and opened my kitchen faucet to help relieve the pressure. This emptied the water filter canister about half. Slipped the plastic wrench up from the bottom as high as I could and held the bottom while turning the wrench. It was relatively easier than I thought it was going to be. When I put it back on(without the filter), I hand tightened and used the wrench to just snug it up.
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I opened my Low Point Drains first and drained about 3 gallons out and opened my kitchen faucet to help relieve the pressure. This emptied the water filter canister about half. Slipped the plastic wrench up from the bottom as high as I could and held the bottom while turning the wrench. It was relatively easier than I thought it was going to be. When I put it back on(without the filter), I hand tightened and used the wrench to just snug it up.
Tried all that and after 2 hrs and cutting my head and knuckle on the cabinet I've given up. Going to take it to the dealer. I got it off last year but just can't seem to loosen it. I even went to store and bought one of those rubber strap wrenches.
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Tried all that and after 2 hrs and cutting my head and knuckle on the cabinet I've given up. Going to take it to the dealer. I got it off last year but just can't seem to loosen it. I even went to store and bought one of those rubber strap wrenches.
I eventually gave up fighting with the damn thing (due to it's almost inaccessible location), had it removed entirely, and now use an external filter.

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Old 09-29-2013, 01:42 PM   #10
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I eventually gave up fighting with the damn thing (due to it's almost inaccessible location), had it removed entirely, and now use an external filter.

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How did you remove it and what did you use to bypass it?
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Here's a link to a thread where I discuss water filter bypass on a 8289WS, but it's applicable to most RVs.

http://www.forestriverforums.com/for...ion-46104.html

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If/when you get it off, when you go to re-assemble it, get some Danco silicone paste (Lowes/HD) and lube the O ring and the upper housing you screw the canister into. They don't have to be tightened with the wrench, just hand tighten to where they don't leak.
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If/when you get it off, when you go to re-assemble it, get some Danco silicone paste (Lowes/HD) and lube the O ring and the upper housing you screw the canister into. They don't have to be tightened with the wrench, just hand tighten to where they don't leak.
I can guarantee you that' if i get it off I won't be putting another filter in it I will be going to the external type filter.
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Never put mine in. Never will now...lol. We always use an external anyways. Obviously much easier.
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How did you remove it and what did you use to bypass it?
Actually, I had my dealer's service shop do it when the trailer was in the shop for another task, mainly because of my physical limitations. However, looks like they simply disconnected the input and output sides of the filter and installed a short 6 " or so piece of plastic water line in place of the filter unit. You could also use an external in-line filter. Now my external filter canister sits in a slightly cut-down orange traffic cone and connects to the campground water supply and through a short water hose to the trailer water "in" connector. I also have a water pressure regulator c/w indicator dial mounted on the output side of the external filter so that I always know that the pressure from the supply is within range.

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Could you just ignore it if you use an external filter? ? ?
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Old 09-29-2013, 04:08 PM   #17
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Could you just ignore it if you use an external filter? ? ?
But if I don't remove the old filter I assume my water pressure will be lower than it already is. Plus I assume it wouldn't be to healthy to leave the old filter in there.
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Good thinking. Didn't consider water restriction caused by the filter.
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But if the filter is hanging down like my 8282ws rockwood, then the wrench handle will be sticking out to the right when applied. Pulling it to you will be unscrewing it counter clockwise.
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Old 09-29-2013, 04:20 PM   #20
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But if the filter is hanging down like my 8282ws rockwood, then the wrench handle will be sticking out to the right when applied. Pulling it to you will be unscrewing it counter clockwise.
I will give it a try again tomorrow thanks for the tip I may have been turning it the wrong direction and probably tightening it more, oh crap!
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