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  1. #1
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    Everpure water filter leaking

    I got a setup with one prefilter (in the canister) and 3 filters. While i was there working on something else i was asked to replace the prefilter since he had it, but couldn't get the old one out..

    So i shut off the incoming line, push in the pressure relief button in, opened the drain line in it also. put on the wrench tool it came with and try my hardest to budge it, even had the owner to turn it by had while i used the wrench..

    WTH

    Ive never ran into this before.

    I even took off (or broke) the red button on top that releases the pressure, its just a red button with a spring in it, and i couldn't figure out how to get it back in.
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    haha ive had the same thing happen many of times .... get some extra large pliers but use caution .... unless someone else has a tip ... but i cant recall the last time i was on a job where that tool was even still around

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    Quote Originally Posted by hvac wiz 79 View Post
    haha ive had the same thing happen many of times .... get some extra large pliers but use caution .... unless someone else has a tip ... but i cant recall the last time i was on a job where that tool was even still around
    i was afraid to try that, risk of cracking the can. i even "tapped" the wrench with a hammer trying to break it loose.
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    can you slip a short length of pvc or something over the handle to get leverage ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by hvac wiz 79 View Post
    can you slip a short length of pvc or something over the handle to get leverage ?
    i will try that when i get back there, if i get back there
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    I have used either a oil filter wrench or a strap wrench to loosen the housing.

    Prayed a little also.

    No ideas about the red button.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 76olds View Post
    I have used either a oil filter wrench or a strap wrench to loosen the housing.

    Prayed a little also.

    No ideas about the red button.
    I've always had good luck with the strap wrench on stuborn filters

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