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Super_Dave

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Posted: 12/12/19 08:27am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I use the cannister type filters at the tank fill point so that the water is highly filtered before reaching the tank. The kitchen faucet filters can be tricky if you forget about them when you winterize.


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Most RV water pumps are diaphragm pumps and can run dry with no damage. So I suppose you could put the filter on the inlet side of the pump without damaging the pump. Also since they are a diaphragm pump they can tolerate some fine particles without damage unlike a spinning impeller or plunger type of pump.

But as said above, it is much harder for the pump to suck water through the inlet than it is to blow the water through the outlet. the good thing is you're dealing with plastic pipe which is easy to cut and repair. So try it on the inlet side and see how it works. If you are unhappy with the water flow move it to the outlet side.


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