sanitize in-line water filter?

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  1. John the Baptist

    John the Baptist Member

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    Hi,

    We've been out about 8 times now and have never worried about sanitizing the in-line water filter I add to the campground water supply but wondering if I should.

    I drain it for days sitting on end (outlet down) in the sun when I get home, but a little air pressure into it always gets a few more drops out.

    If it needs it, how would I do it?

    Thanks!
     
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    Sjm9911 Well-Known Member Gold Supporting Member

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    I never have. Dont blow out either. Its just a charcoal filter. And it drys out. Its not like mold will build up in it. But who knows.
     
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    Raycfe Waterford Ct.

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    Never have either. I do cap the ends when in storage. I just start the new season with a new one.
     
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    I would just replace it at least yearly, if not twice a year, and not worry about it.

    All a charcoal filter does is help with taste and filter out some sediment.
     
  5. John the Baptist

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    Thanks all!

    The current filter has only 15 days or so of use on it, so I think I'll go another trip or two and replace. I've never smelled or tasted any badness or gotten sick after it sits for months, so I will continue ignoring it.

    I appreciate your time.
     
  6. tzmartin

    tzmartin Not here for a long time but here for a good time! Diamond Supporting Member

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    The filters can go longer than you think. The ones I use say they have microban pellets or something like that to reduce mold etc. I store it on end in the popup so it can drain out inbetween trips.
     
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    WrkrBee Well-Known Member Silver Supporting Member

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    I use a whole house filter with the housing that unscrews. I drain the filter at the campsite, bring it home, remove the filter, and dry everything (hose, housing, filter, regulator, Y-s, caps, and plugs) on top of the fridge in the garage. Reassemble before the next trip.
     
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    You've all been helpful. I appreciate it.
     

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