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Old 08-06-2022, 01:49 PM   #1
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Changing whole house water filter element

As I am navigating the water sanitizing process, I have a question about the whole house water filter that is in the water bay. I started to loosen it just to make sure I could get it loose. Water started to come out when I got it loosened. Then I quickly tightened it because I didn't know if all 30 to 40 gallons that I think are currently in the 100 gallon tank would keep gushing out into the water bay.

So the question:

If I loosen and remove the cannister, will all the water flow out? In which I would have to wait until I drain the tank before I change the element?

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Be sure you aren't hooked up to city water pressure, or have your onboard pump ON. Open a valve to release any pressure in the lines. A little water may leak out as you unscrew it, but that's all.
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Open the outside water bay faucet, some water should come out then stop, as long as your pump is NOT on and you're not hooked up to City water. It will take the pressure off the filter and allow you to change it.
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Great. Quick and very helpful responses

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Your whole house filter is mounted higher than the water tank to prevent that. As already stated, just make sure the lines aren't pressurized and very little water will come out when you remove it.
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There is also a red button on top of the housing that releases the water pressure. Don't go crazy with too fine a filter or you'll lose water pressure.
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Dutch Star Don, Do mind sharing the filter you use? We are new to the life and I was concerned that the wrong filter will reduce water pressure considerably.
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I am reading and rereading the manual and have watched enough youtube that I'm expecting them to charge me rental. All of this and the forum are very helpful

What I seem to be missing are instructions about when to replace the filter cartridge during the sanitizing process which I hope to do today.

Options I have considered include:
Before draining the tank
Taking the cartridge out until I drain the bleach water
Leaving the cartridge in during the bleaching of the system
and others I am forgetting now.

I'm open for direction from those who have done this

The other thing that just came up in the thread was using a filter that won't reduce water pressure. I never even thought about that. I just got on line and ordered cartridges from the company that makes the filter. I don't recall any options

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I am reading and rereading the manual and have watched enough youtube that I'm expecting them to charge me rental. All of this and the forum are very helpful

What I seem to be missing are instructions about when to replace the filter cartridge during the sanitizing process which I hope to do today.

Options I have considered include:
Before draining the tank
Taking the cartridge out until I drain the bleach water
Leaving the cartridge in during the bleaching of the system
and others I am forgetting now.

I'm open for direction from those who have done this

The other thing that just came up in the thread was using a filter that won't reduce water pressure. I never even thought about that. I just got on line and ordered cartridges from the company that makes the filter. I don't recall any options

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Remove your cartridge first before you begin with your sanitizing process.

I use a better than normal whole house filter in my coach that I replace every 6 months. Many here use many different filters or combinations of them as well.

https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/...?ie=UTF8&psc=1
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Hi David - As stated above remove the filter before you start and put it back after you finish with the chlorine. Chlorine in high concentrations can damage the filter. The standard general purpose filter is a carbon block filter rated at 5 microns like a #8 filter. Smaller than 5 microns can restrict flow although there are some more expensive filters at micron ratings smaller than 5 can be found that will not restrict the flow.



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Old 08-07-2022, 12:14 PM   #11
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Dutch Star Don, Do mind sharing the filter you use? We are new to the life and I was concerned that the wrong filter will reduce water pressure considerably.
I use these from Home Depot. When I'm in there I'll grab a two pack. I change mine about every six months depending on much I use the RV.

https://www.homedepot.com/p/GE-Unive...XWTC/100034332
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sanitize

Success.
It took a long time, but I finished the sanitizing process including new whole house and under kitchen sink filter cartridges.

I really appreciate the advice and direction from the forum.

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