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Old 12-23-2013, 10:37 AM   #15
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We use cheap inline filters due to sand and debris in rural campground water. The one place that you will not see a problem until too late is with in the control valve inside the toilet. Too much water debris can cause the valve to stick in the open position. What would you do if you flush at 1 AM and the water will not stop flowing into the toilet?
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Old 12-23-2013, 11:51 AM   #16
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Tom, We have put a small valve in series with the toilet valve?
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Old 12-23-2013, 12:28 PM   #17
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No filter here, not since I sold the Rockwood in 2007. It had an inline filter inside a clear housing. After one summer of use that filter turned icky green with stuff growing in it. Nothing growing in the water tank or lines that I could see, just in that filter. If you do get a filter, get one with something that will prevent growth. KDF will do that, or impregnated silver.

Speaking of silver, I think a silver coin in the bottom of the water tank will kill bacteria. Settlers crossing the plains in the 1800s would put silver coins in their water barrels.
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Mike, when was the last time you saw a real silver coin. I think the last time the US minted one was back in about 1964.... And, it's probably worth a whole lot more than the face value now...
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Donna, you must not be a prepper. Well, neither are my wife and I, but we do have some pre-1964 coins.... call it an investment. There are plenty of coin stores and such where "junk silver" coins or new silver (yes, there is some being issued) can be purchased.
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