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Old 08-30-2013, 07:35 PM   #29
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I'm sure if I removed everything, I'd get better flow, but my stuff hasn't noticeably affected shower pressure, etc. BTW, I also use an under-the-sink RO filter for drinking water.

Piping between filters is at least 3/4" with 1" PEX between the two filter canisters. These are "jumbos" (10") so there's a lot more surface area than the standard size. The UV sterilizer is just a can with a UV light.

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Thanks. We recycle plastic bottles that once contained water. Have for years. I know some don't like to buy water - what I don't like is paying the city for water I can't stand to drink. And it gets worse when the lakes turn over - and drought lowers the water level. Think I'll stick with bottled water and standard filtration. Although the water softener will most likely be added. Shower and washer need good water. I'm also interested in some kind of filter for the line into the ice maker. Any thoughts on that?
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Thanks. We recycle plastic bottles that once contained water. Have for years. I know some don't like to buy water - what I don't like is paying the city for water I can't stand to drink. And it gets worse when the lakes turn over - and drought lowers the water level. Think I'll stick with bottled water and standard filtration. Although the water softener will most likely be added. Shower and washer need good water. I'm also interested in some kind of filter for the line into the ice maker. Any thoughts on that?
An under-the-sink reverse osmosis system will supply all the drinking water you need. They can also be plumbed so that all the waste water goes back into your water holding tank. Check out www.rvwaterfilterstore.com.
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An under-the-sink reverse osmosis system will supply all the drinking water you need. They can also be plumbed so that all the waste water goes back into your water holding tank. Check out www.rvwaterfilterstore.com.
I have seen most everything on their site - lol. But I don't recall a "final small filter" for the ice maker line. Had instant hot and RO at S&B but are in Apartment in year 4 of 5 year plan to going full time. As for RO - under the sink in MH - we don't have a lot of room under there now and no dedicated drinking water spout. Had one in my old class B believe it or not. We're fine not drinking road water. Shower, dishes laundry and ice. I never have any problems with the ice but all these pics and filters had me wondering about the ice maker line. Back to the link.maybe I missed it.
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Old 09-02-2013, 05:28 PM   #32
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I use only the small portable filter that I screw onto the "Y" valve I screw onto the CG faucet. I do not put a filter in the big built in casing. Sometimes I add an inline pressure fitting. Never had any of this growing up as a kid. Used to drink water right out of the hose.
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Our Maytag residential refrigerator came with a filter. Here's our setup for RO drinking water, which DH installed in 2010:

Our system is a 20 micron sediment filter attached to a water softener on the outside of the RV, then in the water bay is a 5 micron sediment filter and a 5 micron carbon filter. Under the sink is the RO filter/membrane and a 2 gallon storage tank along with the Pentek GS Series water filter. Our storage tank is two gallons, because we don't have room for the larger, three gallon storage tank under the sink. As it is, the storage tank in kinda crammed in the back of the sink cabinet behind the right side pull out drawer. The RO water goes to the spigot near the sink and to the refrig, which also has it's own filter. The RO water is definitely acidic and we've been trying to figure out how/where to put a large PH filter (PS-3C) under the sink after the RO, but after reading a post in another thread yesterday about alkalinity, we are going to replace the Pentek GS Series with an Omnipure 1/2 calcite and 1/2 granular carbon filter to add some alkalinity back into the water.

Our water pressure is fine in the shower, washing machine, all the sinks and the refrigerator, if only getting one or two glasses of water, but slows down considerably on the third and fourth glass of water. I do think it's time to install a new RO membrane, which we plan to do this winter.

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I use only the small portable filter that I screw onto the "Y" valve I screw onto the CG faucet. I do not put a filter in the big built in casing. Sometimes I add an inline pressure fitting. Never had any of this growing up as a kid. Used to drink water right out of the hose.
My friends used to ride their bicycles behind the DDT trucks in the '50s. Times have changed.
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Our Maytag residential refrigerator came with a filter. Here's our setup for RO drinking water, which DH installed in 2010:

Our system is a 20 micron sediment filter attached to a water softener on the outside of the RV, then in the water bay is a 5 micron sediment filter and a 5 micron carbon filter. Under the sink is the RO filter/membrane and a 2 gallon storage tank along with the Pentek GS Series water filter. Our storage tank is two gallons, because we don't have room for the larger, three gallon storage tank under the sink. As it is, the storage tank in kinda crammed in the back of the sink cabinet behind the right side pull out drawer. The RO water goes to the spigot near the sink and to the refrig, which also has it's own filter. The RO water is definitely acidic and we've been trying to figure out how/where to put a large PH filter (PS-3C) under the sink after the RO, but after reading a post in another thread yesterday about alkalinity, we are going to replace the Pentek GS Series with an Omnipure 1/2 calcite and 1/2 granular carbon filter to add some alkalinity back into the water.

Our water pressure is fine in the shower, washing machine, all the sinks and the refrigerator, if only getting one or two glasses of water, but slows down considerably on the third and fourth glass of water. I do think it's time to install a new RO membrane, which we plan to do this winter.

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The 2nd sediment filter is 1 micron, instead of 5. Ordered an Omnipure 1/2 calcite and 1/2 granular carbon filter, a RO membrane and a carbon with KDF to replace the plain carbon filter.
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JLDHELMS Ö hope you donít mind but I wound up copying your set-up with some slight modifications to fit my coach. Basically installed a new clear canister upstream of the factor one and used it for a 5 micron sediment filter. Ordered the clear canister from DiscountFilterStore.com (PENTEK-STANDARD-CLEAR-34-PR10 for $24.69 and the mounting bracket PENTEK-MC-1A-KIT for $5.99). Also incorporated a pressure gauge on the incoming shore water feed. Think this will do it for me.

Thanks for posting your set-up.

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Knock on wood - but I've never used a filter and never had any trouble. I've only camped in the southeast, minus Florida & Louisiana, and the water has always tasted good right from the tap. Maybe I'll get it when I have a bad experience.
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JLDHELMS … hope you don’t mind but I wound up copying your set-up with some slight modifications to fit my coach. Basically installed a new clear canister upstream of the factor one and used it for a 5 micron sediment filter. Ordered the clear canister from DiscountFilterStore.com (PENTEK-STANDARD-CLEAR-34-PR10 for $24.69 and the mounting bracket PENTEK-MC-1A-KIT for $5.99). Also incorporated a pressure gauge on the incoming shore water feed. Think this will do it for me.

Thanks for posting your set-up.

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How did you connect the two canisters? I think this is what I will do along with an auto fill and be done.
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How did you connect the two canisters? I think this is what I will do along with an auto fill and be done.
redbaron, that's pretty much the system I have also, but I added a filter bypass. My two canisters connect with a 3/4" NPT nipple, length of your choosing.
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redbaron73 ... I connected them with one of these that I bought at Lowe's. I needed to keep the two filters as tight together as possible for space reasons. I also had to use plenty of Teflon tape to get it to seal and it took about four (4) tries before it worked. First one side would leak and when that stopped the other side started. But it's all good now.


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redbaron, that's pretty much the system I have also, but I added a filter bypass. My two canisters connect with a 3/4" NPT nipple, length of your choosing.
Thanks. Seems easy enough.
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skmwalden, you are welcome. Glad to help with the ideas. That is what this site is all about You did a neat job. My kind of guy. Jim
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