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Old 09-10-2015, 03:17 PM   #1
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Relocated Water Filter

Finally found the time. I relocated my water filter from the basement to the convenience center.

Piece of cake! I brought the hoses in using 3/4 rubber grommets from Home Depot (but you need a 1" chassis punch or drill to make the hole). The hose on the left has a 90 to keep it from kinking behind the panel.

No clearance issues with anything (so far). The tank valve stroke leaves the valves 2" away from the filter, the shower faucet door opens, and my fill is a screw in camping world version with a 90 degree valve so all is good. Might freeze in this location for full timers in the cold climates, but I'll have to see if it does for me on one of my winter adventures.

Boy, the pictures really show how dirty that black area is getting - sorry about that, looks like I need to clean that area up

Old location and new:
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Old 09-10-2015, 03:23 PM   #2
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Brad ~ looks good ! How is access to the dump handles? Looks a little tight in the picture but that might be just the camera angle. Would it have been worth going a little higher on the mount, or would that have interfered with the water handles ?


Think I'm going to need to do this. That's a royal PITA to get to the one behind the wall. Of course, I JUST put the wall back together after replacing the Hot Water Bypass Valve ..............
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Brad ~ looks good ! How is access to the dump handles? Looks a little tight in the picture but that might be just the camera angle. Would it have been worth going a little higher on the mount, or would that have interfered with the water handles ?


Think I'm going to need to do this. That's a royal PITA to get to the one behind the wall. Of course, I JUST put the wall back together after replacing the Hot Water Bypass Valve ..............
Vaughan, the handle stroke is 2" shy of hitting the filter. and the filter actually swings in its mounts if you get a real tough valve you can get behind it.

I wanted to go higher, but I would have had to modify the brass fittings to clear the shower faucet hatch, and I didn't have the parts to do that.
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WOW This is AWESOME!!! I know what Todd is doing on his next break! LOL! Thanks for sharing another one of your awesome mods Brad!
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Won't it freeze a lot easier out there?
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Won't it freeze a lot easier out there?
We leave the light on in there when it gets really cold.
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Won't it freeze a lot easier out there?
It could Jay! Thats the only reason I can think of that Redwwood did not put it out there, but I've seen it in a similar location on SOBs. What I don't know is if they heated them. I won't know until later this winter if I venture out whether it will freeze or not. I've never measured temp in that cabinet.
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This winter, I will put my remote temp monitor in there and report back when it gets cold out... Still nice and warm in these parts. We have the heated freshwater hose, and it was definitely THOUGHTFUL of RW to put an outlet in the cabinet so it could easily be plugged in, I am sure that is what that is for. I think probably the warmed hose in there also helps keep the cabinet from freezing, but I don't trust it completely if it's really cold-I keep the overhead light on to heat it further and plug up the bottom opening with rags. It IS pretty isolated tho... definitely could be a problem. Another thing you could do is plug in one of those nightlights into the outlet with a 5w bulb in it.. that would help too.
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This winter, I will put my remote temp monitor in there and report back when it gets cold out... Still nice and warm in these parts. We have the heated freshwater hose, and it was definitely THOUGHTFUL of RW to put an outlet in the cabinet so it could easily be plugged in, I am sure that is what that is for. I think probably the warmed hose in there also helps keep the cabinet from freezing, but I don't trust it completely if it's really cold-I keep the overhead light on to heat it further and plug up the bottom opening with rags. It IS pretty isolated tho... definitely could be a problem. Another thing you could do is plug in one of those nightlights into the outlet with a 5w bulb in it.. that would help too.
How cold do you folks get there?

Ya with the outlet, there are many options. I assume you also seal up the hose inlet at the bottom?
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yes, that's the opening at the bottom I was referring to that we seal up with rags. We can have "cold snaps" that last for a week or two that go down into the teens on a pretty regular basis, but normally we stay between 30-40 degrees Dec-Feb. We used the electric hose last year and it worked GREAT. Super expensive, but nice to NOT have to worry about the water.
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