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Old 04-26-2015, 01:10 PM   #1
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Easier access to Greyhawk water filter

I quickly tired of dealing with multiple screws to remove/replace the water filter and pump access panel in the Greyhawk's rear storage compartment. Attaching a couple of lightweight drawer pulls from the hardware store and Velcro stickies allow the panel to pop off and on easily.

It meets my definition of a good mod: Cheap, quick, easy and simplifies my life.
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I like it!!
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Old 04-28-2015, 02:16 PM   #3
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Very nice. I must confess at times I have left the screws out and just wedged it in knowing I would be back in shortly.
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Are the valves on the lines in/out of the filter original? I'm thinking of relocating my filter and adding a bypass valve setup like the water heater has.
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I've never thought of Velcro. I bought a piano hinge but have yet felt encouraged to install it. I did install a hinge under the bed on the plywood where the electric stuff is routed.
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Old 04-29-2015, 08:52 PM   #6
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Are the valves on the lines in/out of the filter original? I'm thinking of relocating my filter and adding a bypass valve setup like the water heater has.
Yes. The two valves that isolate the water filter housing were installed at the factory.

As part of our recent warranty work, I had our dealer redo some of the wiring in that compartment. The factory worker had passed a couple of large bundles of wires against the filter housing making it difficult to remove, especially without dumping a lot of water.
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I blow out the water line with air. This helps empty the filter housing of water.
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I blow out the water line with air. This helps empty the filter housing of water.
That's also my winterizing method and it does empty the filter housing. But in the spring when I am sanitizing the water system, I have to do so without a filter cartridge in the housing. Then, after sanitizing, the last thing is to install a new filter. When I do that, the housing is filled with water.
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I just blow it out again. For me it beats trying not to spill the water in that small compartment.
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But wouldn't blowing air back in have the possibility of de-sanitizing the water system? My compressor, pneumatic hose and fittings as well as the atmosphere are not sterile.
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