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Old 07-14-2008, 02:27 PM   #1
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Has anyone found a source for the Microlene GC-1V inline water filter that is located under the kitchen sink in our 05 36'? I have checked on line and have not been able to locate a source.
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Has anyone found a source for the Microlene GC-1V inline water filter that is located under the kitchen sink in our 05 36'? I have checked on line and have not been able to locate a source.
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Here is a link to a good source for waterfilters. He might be able to find it or recommend a compatible replacement. He has a section for sending him an E-Mail.
http://www.rvwaterfilterstore.com/
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Old 07-14-2008, 03:33 PM   #4
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Jerry and Judy,

I made these notes when I replaced my filter a couple of months ago. I have not phoned these folks for a replacement filter yet so I don't know if they are still the source.

Try this:

Microlene Water Filter Model GC-1V from
Southeastern Filtration & Equipment Systems
158 Railroad St., Canton, GA 30114
770-720-2800
800-935-8500

"Replace every 6 months"

http://www.sfes.com/microlene.pdf

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Thanks JG2, the rv water filter store link had a specific filter for Alpines. Just the info I needed.
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From previous post:

I just bought a new filter by calling the 800 number on the filter. They said I could save money on both the filter and the shipping by logging onto www.thehotdeal.com and ordering there. Click on the Watershed Filtration icon. Apparently this website represents several companies including Manufacturer's Warehouse Supply, Inc. that actually sells the filters for Alpine Coaches. I ordered two and both arrived three days later. Fit perfect and include the brass connectors that make the switchout a breeze. (I was very happily surprised!)

The mention of reversing the filter is to clean it. Simply install it reversed, run it awhile to flush out the debris into the sink and then reinstall correctly. This will clean out the particles that accumulate on the first screen.

To further confuse you... By design, reversing it will first flush out any debris collected on the previously first screen, but since the design is the same in reverse, by leaving it installed backwards, it now uses the screen originally at the end of the run. The center section is carbon and not dependent on direction.

However, they recommend replacing every six months. I replace mine annually.
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Both RV FilterCo. and Microlene are good sources for the filter. I was never able to find it in any local plumbing stores, Lowes or Home Depot. I read the part about reversing it and flushing it out and re-installing. I think I would always worry about the fact that I may not have flushed it out well enough and was know drinking what I had orginally filtered out. I opted to go the 26 bucks and replace it.
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