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Posted: 07/30/20 07:23pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

MrWizard wrote:

how can filters be parallel ?
don't they have to be in series

sediment > micron > charcoal taste filter

in parallel sediment would clog the other two

and sulfur taste in the water is not removed by a sediment filter

the water has to go thru each stage sequentially

each stage is going to add some restriction to flow rate



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MrWizard wrote:

how can filters be parallel ?


Tap to a Y splitter. Both lines go to filters, separate filters. Lines from the filters to another Y splitter. Line from splitter to RV.

You have 2 filters in parallel. You may need to use a hose gender changer in there.


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How much have you used this set up?
If the iron is that bad you could have them blocked already. Time to change them. I have high iron at my well and have a filter to catch the sediment before the water softener. This traps all the **** from blocking up the watersoftener.
That filter has to be changed frequently as it blocks up quickly.

Another thing nobody mentioned. Is the flow bad out of everything or just the faucets?

Check your aerators for sediment clogging them up.

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NJRVer wrote:

How much have you used this set up?
If the iron is that bad you could have them blocked already. Time to change them. I have high iron at my well and have a filter to catch the sediment before the water softener. This traps all the **** from blocking up the watersoftener.
That filter has to be changed frequently as it blocks up quickly.

Another thing nobody mentioned. Is the flow bad out of everything or just the faucets?

Check your aerators for sediment clogging them up.


Used the filter system for one weekend. The faucet screens are clean. The shower pressure is so low it is almost not worth using. I get water out of all faucets but it is underwhelming flow and pressure.
I will have time to troubleshoot the filter system one more time tomorrow.

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down home wrote:

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Nothing is parallel. 3 filters in series.

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.5 micron?
Ok....
My diesel truck doesn’t even have .5 micron filters. Start there.


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darleyhavidson wrote:

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Nothing is parallel. 3 filters in series.


and therein lies your problem. get three more filters, link them in series, and put both sets in parallel.
the first set up I tried was a dirt catcher filter followed by an effective one. got no flow rate, put two sets in parallel and worked great.
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Bumpyroad wrote:

darleyhavidson wrote:

down home wrote:

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Nothing is parallel. 3 filters in series.


and therein lies your problem. get three more filters, link them in series, and put both sets in parallel.
the first set up I tried was a dirt catcher filter followed by an effective one. got no flow rate, put two sets in parallel and worked great.
bumpy


Interesting concept. What micron and style filters did you use? Do you have any pictures of your setup?

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darleyhavidson wrote:

Ok, I recently installed a RVwaterfilterstore.com filter system. The filter sequence is: a 1 micron sediment filter, a .5 micron carbon filter and the final one is a metal trap canister. The campground I permanently camp at has strong well water pressure (65 psi) and great flow. After I connected the filter system the water barely flows from the hose and all the fixtures in the camper have less than ideal water pressure.

So, I would like to keep the filtration system but need an increase in water flow after the filter system. How can this be achieved?

dh


Well, I tested everything. Tried without filters. Tried each one individually. Eliminated each filter one by one. Tried different hoses.

And with all that, it was the 3rd filter (the metal trap filter) in the series that was causing the most restriction of flow.

So, I removed that and installed (2) 1 micron sediment filters in series and the 3rd filter is the .5 micron charcoal filter.

I probably reduced the effectiveness of eliminating the sulfur smell by removing the metal trap filter, but at least the shower can be used now.

Thanks for all the feedback and advice.

dh

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