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Old 11-17-2020, 07:13 PM   #41
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I had a similar incident, the top of the filter housing cracked open in August, hooked up to city water. After much consideration, Iím fairly sure it froze the previous winter, weakening the canister, then letting go in the substantial heat of summer. I drilled 2- 2 1/2Ē holes in the access door, covered the holes with an old computer speaker front that I found in a second hand store, now warm air can circulate in the small compartment thatís on an outside wall. Had to buy a new canister of course,
No more problems ....so far
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Old 11-18-2020, 02:30 PM   #42
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Who in the heck puts a water filter on after the water is heated.? That's crazy . Filter is suppose to be filtering water GOING to the water heater not after.
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Old 11-18-2020, 03:10 PM   #43
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Who in the heck puts a water filter on after the water is heated.? That's crazy . Filter is suppose to be filtering water GOING to the water heater not after.
As was explained before... it's not a matter of where the filter is located.

As you mention... water filters are located on the cold side of the R/V plumbing but because the water heater has no check valves and can equally push pressure back out the cold side as well as out the hot side when the air pocket in the water heater depletes and the hot water expands, the water filter (and plumbing) on the cold side are subject to as much pressure as the lines are on the hot side of the plumbing.
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Old 11-18-2020, 03:21 PM   #44
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Having seen the effects of petro-chemicals on plastic, I can't wonder about the interaction between anti-freeze and the filter housing. Just a thought.
I can't imagine the effects are any different than what they are on all the plastic tubing and fittings running all throughout the entire trailer...
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Old 11-18-2020, 05:16 PM   #45
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I can't imagine the effects are any different than what they are on all the plastic tubing and fittings running all throughout the entire trailer...
I agree.

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