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Old 12-05-2012, 06:53 PM   #1
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Storing undersink ADC water filter

I generally replace my under-sink ADC water filter each year but due to surgeries we only used the coach for a single fall trip this year instead of 2 spring and 2 fall trips. Has anyone stored their filter (I know I had to remove it anyway before pumping the pink stuff into the lines) through the winter and used it again the following summer? I've dumped all the water out of it that I can but didn't know if it should be stored in the frig, freezer, or none of the above.
Any suggestions appreciated.
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Old 12-05-2012, 07:30 PM   #2
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Freezer might damage it if the water left inside causes expansion. I would think letting it dry out would be impossible and bacteria might grow at room temperature. Frig would probably prevent bacterial growth, but tossing it is the safest choice.
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I agree that replacing it next spring is the best option, which I've always done, but no more than I've used it this year I thought it would be shame to waste a $39 item. That is if one can be purchased at the same price as last year. I thing camping world lists them for $50 if your not a club member.
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$39? Dang!

I have a whole house filter. A real one from home depot. Filters are about 4 bucks
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I buy my inline hose filters at Walmart MUCH cheaper than for what CW sells them for. Have you looked for replacement filters on ebay? I bought a bunch cheap.
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Those cheaper filters from Wal Mart and Lowes don't fit the under-sink units on most Winnebago coaches. The ADC filter turns 1/4 turn and snaps off/on the attachment under the sink. I use the whole house type filters for the outside hose before entering the coach.
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zip lock bag in the refrigerator works for us.
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I have tried several things. This year I just turned mine upside down in the sink while I filled the system with antifreeze. I plan on using the MH at Christmas, so I will just drain the pink stuff and re-attach the filter.
In the past, I have even left it on and used it again after I rinsed out the pink stuff. The problem with that is that it seems to hold the smell of the pink stuff for a long time. I like someone's suggestion to use a zip-lok bag and put it in the fridge. I hate spending $35.00 every year!
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zip lock bag in the refrigerator works for us.
That's what I did with mine last year. Since I only had one trip under my belt on a brand new filter, I ziplocked it, place inside house frig, then reinstalled in the spring, it was fine.

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I had to see for myself why a simple water filter could cost $39 so I went to the ADC site. I was so impressed by their filter system that I considered buying one, but the price was, well pricey. BUT, I found a new complete RV system on ebay for $65 shipped.

Now we will have Winnebago quality water, and save on buying bottled water. I always find great ideas here.
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