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    Kantleak Valve Replacement

    I have removed and replaced the Kantleak valve in my RV.
    See the attached PDF about this project and also the attached PDF piping schematic.
    So I do not get swamped with questions about where I bought every piece that went into this project, I will say there probably are 10 different ways to do this and no one way is particularly better than another.
    I used two different types of valves.
    But, there is no reason why all 5 valves could not be the same also.
    You can go to you local Menard's, Lowe's, Home Depot, Ace Hardware or True Value Hardware and get similar items.
    Also, shop on Amazon.com or other online retailers too to check for best prices and options you have.
    If you do choose to go down this path, I would be willing to drill down and be more specific about parts and methods if you need some help.
    Thanks for reading.

    26.OCT.2015 Update
    After using this system for most of this season I concluded that the addition of the pump saver-tank is not what I expected.
    I have since removed the pump saver-tank and I am back to an on-demand setup as it was from the factory.
    The attached schematic has been updated to show the plumbing without the pump-saver tank.

    I am so glad that I took the time to do this upgrade.
    I have used it on 8 weekend trips and every time I use it the more I appreciate its simplicity.
    I used to glance at my valve configuration chart to ensure valves were in the correct position.
    But, this system is so intuitive that I no longer need that reference.
    If you are looking for a project during the off-season of camping (if you are in a cold weather state), I highly recommend that you make this change.
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Schematic Water System 2016 GD Solitude 369RL #4808 Retrofit r05.pdf   Kantleak.pdf  
    Peggy and Jamey Matheny
    2016 Grand Design Solitude 5th Wheel 369RL Serial #G1104808
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    Outstanding !! Very evident that you modification is no McGyver, 15 minute fix. Can I ask how long it took you to put this all together? The write up and detailed schematics will be of tremendous assistance to the rest of us here that will be changing out this problematic water valve.
    Thank you so much !

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    Jamey,

    x2 on what minnow101 has said. You have definitely "raised the bar" on project guidance on this forum .
    Your profession is obvious in your whole thought process, design logic and hardware execution.
    I know how long it takes to put an explanation like this together for the benefit of others . . . even though your project is "finished".
    Thanks for this.
    (and, appreciate your sense of humour )

    Rob
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    What a great job, and detailed instructions. Being an engineer and project manager myself, I could follow step by step and It looks like you did a really clean install. I'd never thought about installing a pump saver tank, but it sure makes sense. Terrific work!

    Jim

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    Great Job, thanks for sharing.

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    Wow! Great Job. Makes perfect sense. I know it took a lot of effort to design and refurb this system. And it took a lot of effort to document it. Thanks for posting this.
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    Nice job. I will do this if mine goes out again. Maybe you should make these for GD.��
    Bart

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    Very impressive and simple. Great Job! Just an observation; I notice is that you would need to take out the filter media from the water filter housings as there is no bypass valve which would add more hardware.

    Where are your water filters located?
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    Quote Originally Posted by campusa View Post
    Great Job, thanks for sharing.
    X2 Very easy to understand.
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    Aaron,
    Correct there is no way to bypass either of the filters.
    When it is time to change a filter element, I shut down the water system and release the water pressure.
    The incoming filter is located in the utility center and accessed easily from outside of the RV.
    The filter that is downstream of the pump and the last device the water flows through before being delivered to the coach is located behind an access panel in the basement.
    Peggy and Jamey Matheny
    2016 Grand Design Solitude 5th Wheel 369RL Serial #G1104808
    As of 19 April 2019, 792 nights and 23,887 trailer miles.
    2015 Ford F-250 4X4 Super Cab SRW 148" WB 6.7L Powerstroke Diesel

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