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Old 06-16-2016, 09:49 AM   #1
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Valve on water filters in the basement

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ID:	130379there is a inline valve on the lines going to the water filters in the basement. wonder if the valve should be turned vertical or horizontal ? Thanks for your help.
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Handle should indicate the direction of flow . So in the picture the filters would be by-passed . Is there another valve just out of the picture to the right ?
Is the valve on the inlet side of the filters ?
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Skip426, thats the only valve
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Skip426 is correct, the picture shows the filters bypassed. You only need 1 valve to bypass them, you would need 2 valves if you wanted to bypass the filters AND remove them.
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I think the whole idea is that you can bypass the filters when servicing. At least this is how mine works I think. 2006 34FDDS
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DrDaveMA, wonder why the upper line coming down to the filter looks like it has a pink color to the inside?
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RV , anti-freeze left in the system for a length of time will discolor the plastic pipe.
Flush system with, a strong bleach solution then a solution of 25% of white vinegar , might clean some of it out, but usually stained for life.
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Valve on water filters in the basement

Unless there is a check valve that does not show in the picture, if you have pressure from the campground to the system, have the bypass valve as it is shown in the picture, then remove the filter housings (with pressure on you may not be able to do this), you will have water all over the place and it will continue to flow until you shut off the pressure from the campground off. Without pressure you will only get a small amount of water (the residual in the system) flowing from the pipes.

As mentioned above by Skip426, that pink color is anti-freeze staining of the pipes. The AF used should have been for RV's which is non toxic so that staining will not hurt you. If you have any left in your system you will be able to taste/smell it, it is sweet. After dewinterizing and sanitizing my coach I normally run 2 or 3 full fresh water tank fills (100 gallons each) before I drink the water from the tank. Shower, wash clothes/dishes, flush the toilet with it, but drink bottled water for a while. Just my overly cautious policy with a wife that has a VERY sensitive nose and taste buds. The process above by Skip426 for sanitizing the tank should clear all the AF, but I error on the conservative side.
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Dennis, when WRV built our coach, the label for the filtered water/filter bypass was backwards. I confirmed this by removing the blue filter barrels and then turned on the city water. WRV also mislabeled the gray and black tank flush valve so water was directed to the opposite tank you wanted to flush.
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