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Old 10-15-2017, 08:47 AM   #1
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2013 Bounder 35K - Winterizing, water filter bypass?

Does anyone know if there is a plug or cap available to put in place of the water filter/housing to save antifreeze when winterizing? Thank you.
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Old 10-16-2017, 05:12 AM   #2
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That's a good question since we do not want to run that antifreeze into the filter, and if you don't the filter will freeze and burst. On my last MH there was a shut off valve leading to the filter, so before winterizing I would turn the water flow to it off, winterize, then remove the filter and drain it manually. The line from filter to sink will drain itself when you remove the filter.

If you don't have a shut off, you can drain your system down, remove the filter and either add a shut off, or take the filter with you to the plumbing section and put together a short "jumper" of tubing with fittings to match those on the filter. Then put the jumper in place on the MH and winterize away.
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Old 10-17-2017, 04:57 AM   #3
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Thank you for the help. I thought that the filter on mine only fed the ice maker (which we don't use), but I could be wrong. In my case I think the jumper would be more work than the extra half gallon of antifreeze, but I will look at that this weekend.
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Old 10-24-2017, 04:01 AM   #4
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Opted for the jumper, two feet of 1/2" hose and a few fittings, installed in less than a minute. Thanks again for the help.
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I just remove and toss the filter. Replace the canister and winterize. It only costs a quart of pink. I install a new filter when I de-winterize.
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