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    Vacuflush holding tank filters. DIY recharge-gctid381729

    I have a VacuFlush. It has a vent filter on the top of the tank. The filters are about $100 to replace. I elected to do a DIY recharge and it worked very well. I did this yesterday and tested and 'no odor'.

    I saw this on CSR, so I'm stealing some pics, since I didn't take any.


    1. Went to Home Depot and bought 2 fittings male and female for 2" PVC pipe, pipe glue and 3M Scotch Brite pads
    2. Went to Walmart and bought a jar of charcoal.

    3. I took the filter out & Cut the filter in half



      Empty the old pellets, and remove the sponge retainer pads by pushing them out from the ends.

    4. Remove the label and clean with acetone.
    5. Glue male and female pipe fittings to the cut ends
    6. Cut 3M Scotch Brite pads to act as screens on the ends.
    7. Fill each half once the glue has dried (10 mins) and keep the threaded female side 2/3 empty so you can start and thread the male end in all the way.
    8. Place rigid cardboard or paper on top of the male side. Hold it so as you invert it the charcoal doesn't fall out.
    9. Remove the cardboard or paper to allow both sides to mate and screw in to tighten.
    10. Reinstall.




    One difference in these pictures is that my vent has garden hose type fittings vs. the ones seen here.







    Also if I were to do this again, I would cut the tube off center towards one end. There is a small strap on the top of the tank that holds the filter. I don't believe it will go anywhere but it would be nice to have it strap back in.

    #2
    As far as a strap Todd, I used 2 C clamps to hold mine in place.

    I will see if I can find a photo.
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      #3
      itsabowtime2 wrote:
      As far as a strap Todd, I used 2 C clamps to hold mine in place.

      I will see if I can find a photo.
      I honestly don't think it's going anywhere but I can always zip tie it. Thank you for the idea though.

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