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Old 21-09-2016, 10:41   #1
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Where to locate water filter

I want to add a water filter to the boat. She has (2) 40 gallon aluminum tanks, a water pump with accumulator and a water heater.

I was originally thinking of getting a the type that goes on the end of the faucet as being the easiest to install. Now I'm thinking of adding one for the system.

Do I add it before or after the pump/accumulator? Or is it better to put it on the cold water line at the sink?

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Old 21-09-2016, 10:56   #2
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Re: Where to locate water filter

filter water going into tanks and filter water for drinking. donot need additional filter on bathing water.

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Re: Where to locate water filter

I filter going into tank with a charcoal filter and coming out of the tank immediately after the pump. I filter with charcoal going in to remove taste and chlorine, I have heard chlorine leads to tank failure in an aluminum tank. I filter after the pump cause I have enough lime or hard water deposits that come out of my tank that it will over time clog the aerator on the sink etc. if I don't filter.
I have a seagull filter for drinking water, Seagull came with the boat, I doubt I would have bought it, I think them over priced.
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Re: Where to locate water filter

Good answer, although there might be differences in the filters involved. At the tank you want to keep rather large (comparatively) stuff out of your system - that might be achieved with a very fine mesh screen that is easy to clean, reusable, and will allow a large flow when you are filling. At the drinking water tap, you want to remove even odors if possible. Who wants the ice in his gin and tonic to have an "off" taste?
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Re: Where to locate water filter

2 mechanical filters at the tank intake

A charcoal one before the pump

I drink tap water filtered by a Brita tank or caraff

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