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Old 07-23-2011, 04:28 PM   #15
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For 25 yrs we drank the water from the tanks on our boat, filtered twice once when it came from the spigot and then again through a BRITA filter pitcher.
NEVER a problem and we have been doing the same in the TT.

We do taste the water in CG's before we fill our tank, if it does not meet our taste test we do not fill the tank in the TT. If it tastes that bad we will simply drink the water in our tank and not connect to the CG water.
Works for us and as always, YMMV

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Filters are just that filters they take out sediment. I think what I want to know is if the filter is in it's housing and you have drained your tanks and parked your rig in storage for say a month or more; when you pull it out and sanitize the tanks should you change the filter or is it safe to drink the water that comes through it?
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Filters are just that filters they take out sediment.
A sediment filter is just one kind of water filter.

There are also carbon block filters which are designed to remove chlorine and VOCs (pesticides, herbicides).

Plus, Reverse Osmosis (RO) filters effectively de-mineralize water, removing sodium for instance.


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I think what I want to know is if the filter is in it's housing and you have drained your tanks and parked your rig in storage for say a month or more; when you pull it out and sanitize the tanks should you change the filter or is it safe to drink the water that comes through it?
Chlorine will be adsorbed by a carbon filter and chlorine will degrade an RO membrane. So it would be wise to remove all filters first, then shock your system with chlorine.
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As I full timer I don't have to store my filter but if I did have to I would pull it, let it drain some, put it in a Ziploc bag and freeze it until I wanted to use it again.
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