Camco high flow water filter cut apart

Wayne

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I've wondered how these are constructed and how much carbon filter is in them. I cut the ends of this one off with a hack saw. It was in use for one season a couple years ago and has been sitting for at least 18 months, so anything growing in it surely isn't the fault of the filter. I was surprised how much carbon is in the filter. The flow with these is ok, but we've moved to the ClearSource RV filter, which flows more than you can possibly use in an RV.

Flow direction arrow is visible on the label

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The input end has a strainer and a quad circle plastic piece that keeps the foam strainer firmly against the granular carbon.
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The output end has a plug that fits against the foam so all the water is forced through a second depth filter, probably to remove any tiny pieces of carbon that get past the foam.
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The depth filter cut
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Foam removed from the input end showing carbon
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Foam removed from the output end showing carbon
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spasm3

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Looks good, there is a lot of carbon in there! I have never used a water filter. I never know how to make sure nothing grew in it between trips. I worry about mold and bacteria growing there, even if its only a week.
 

Wayne

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I have never used a water filter.
I have never not used a water filter :) I've mentioned that we have used the Clearsource filter for the last couple years. The filters are contained in a spin-on housing, so they can be removed. The volume of sediment and iron staining in the first filter is surprising. I'll see if I can get some pictures after our next trip.

I worry about mold and bacteria growing there, even if its only a week.

For sure. That's one of the reasons I like the Clearsource filter, after a trip I spin the filters off, drain them, and let them dry so nothing can grow in them. I've used the same two filters (sediment filter and carbon filter) for two years. They have a huge capacity and can be reused as long as nothing gets a chance to grow in them.
 

spasm3

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I have never not used a water filter :) I've mentioned that we have used the Clearsource filter for the last couple years. The filters are contained in a spin-on housing, so they can be removed. The volume of sediment and iron staining in the first filter is surprising. I'll see if I can get some pictures after our next trip.



For sure. That's one of the reasons I like the Clearsource filter, after a trip I spin the filters off, drain them, and let them dry so nothing can grow in them. I've used the same two filters (sediment filter and carbon filter) for two years. They have a huge capacity and can be reused as long as nothing gets a chance to grow in them.
I have never really looked at water filters, but i'm going to check out the one you mention, sounds pretty good if they can be taken apart!

Thanks.
 

Wayne

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This is the filter. It's not cheap, but to us it is worth the price. Clear good tasting water and ample water pressure. We've used it 100 nights so far and are glad we bought it.


It's the two filter system labeled "CLEARSOURCE RV WATER FILTER SYSTEM"
 
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