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Old 08-16-2008, 10:00 AM   #1
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We live in Colorado and it is time to start thinking about winterizing. We have two GE GXRTQ inline filters, one for the refrigerator ice maker and one for the drinking water. I would like to remove the filers and replace them with a bypass system (tubing) and have seen these on the internet but can no longer remember where I have seen them. Any help out there?
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We live in Colorado and it is time to start thinking about winterizing. We have two GE GXRTQ inline filters, one for the refrigerator ice maker and one for the drinking water. I would like to remove the filers and replace them with a bypass system (tubing) and have seen these on the internet but can no longer remember where I have seen them. Any help out there?
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Old 08-17-2008, 03:12 AM   #3
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Ask Tiffin. There pricing is very reasonable and they may even send them at no charge. Good luck and keep us posted.
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Old 08-18-2008, 07:10 AM   #4
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Thanks for the reply. What I didn't say in my post is that the two filters are after market additions that I installed. I did this installation after I learned that I should not filter the incoming water with a carbon filter which would remove the chlorine and thus could cause bacteria to grow in the water tank. So now I filter only the drinking and ice maker water thru carbon filters to remove the chlorine and its resultant taste.
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You should be able to make them from parts that you could get from home or plumbing supply stores. There are some fittings made by Sea-Tech that just push on that can make the job very easy. Can you take a picture of the installation of the filters and post it on the website?
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I have seen what I want already made up but can't find them again in the internet. I can make up a pair from parts as you suggest, but I am lazy!

I see from your post that you have a Shih Tzu. We have two female Shih Tzus, a 21 month and a 5 month old. Older is brindle in color, named Echo and the young one is white with peach color spots, thus named Peach. Our old Shih Tzu, Chisai, passed away at 16 years. Still miss her!
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I have a shut-off valve in front of each filter with a quick disconnect. To winterize, I disconnect and remove the filter and put a new one on come spring for its annual replacement. Open the water tap or disconnect the ice filter line at a high point to let the tube drain. I put a pan under the valve end and let a little pink flow out. Works for me.
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Got it covered! I made two straight pipe sections for parts from Home Depot.
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