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Old 08-07-2013, 04:26 AM   #61
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I have no need for filters but it seems I'm a minority.

Just wondering....
Do you guys filter your water due to the poor quality of your piped tap water or because of contaminated tanks on your boat?
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Old 08-07-2013, 06:50 AM   #62
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You should consider that if you treat water from your on board tank by reverse osmosis you will be "discarding" a significant proportion of your tankage over the side.
If the intent is to produce drinking water then just direct the concentrate back to the water tank.

It's still fresh water and is probably better quality water than produced by most RO desalinators.
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Old 08-07-2013, 07:07 AM   #63
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I have integral fiberglass tanks. Over the past 12 years, I've scrubbed, bleached, soaked, etc. and no matter what I do the water takes on the smell of fiberglass after a while. Short of re-coating the tanks, I don't think there is anything else I can do, so I just put the PUR filter on. Makes all the difference in the world. I even use it when I'm on shore water.
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Old 08-07-2013, 08:28 AM   #64
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I have integral fiberglass tanks. Over the past 12 years, I've scrubbed, bleached, soaked, etc. and no matter what I do the water takes on the smell of fiberglass after a while. Short of re-coating the tanks, I don't think there is anything else I can do, so I just put the PUR filter on. Makes all the difference in the world. I even use it when I'm on shore water.
Ooooh- The smell of fibreglass is fairly off-putting. I can understand why you filter your water.
Maybe they just need more time. My integral fibreglass tanks dont have any odour but they are 30 yrs old. No idea if they were ever coated internally.
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Old 08-07-2013, 08:51 AM   #65
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Keith: We have the same boat/tanks and no odor or smell. Did someone do some repairs to the tanks prier to you buying her?

When filling the tanks from shore, the water gets filtered (particulate and carbon)before it goes into the tanks.
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Old 08-07-2013, 10:58 AM   #66
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so I just put the PUR filter on. Makes all the difference in the world. [/QUOTE]
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Old 08-08-2013, 08:08 AM   #67
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I don't think so, at least from visual inspection. Mine is hull #99, 1986. It's not a big problem, just a minor PITA.
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Old 08-10-2013, 12:25 AM   #68
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Walt, do you recall what filter you have at the outlet of the accumulator, any chance a picture of your set up?
As previously stated....I have a G.E. filter immediately downstream of my accumulator & one that services my ice maker. I also have a PUR on the faucet in the galley which we use for making coffee and ice water. I have pics of the galley & ice maker filters but still have to get one by the accumulator.

1) Galley faucet filter (As Keith pointed out...the new ones have an LED that alerts you when they need changed.)

2) Ice maker filter (Quick disconnects make for an easy change.) This filter resides in the lazarette where my water tank is.
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