Originally Posted by EricW
At first I was thinking of filtering just sink water to save myself on filter purchases. I have the Ecco temp on demand water heater. I was mapping out my plumbing system because my shower stall should be arriving soon but had the thought that maybe I should filter all the water coming in and not just what I will be drinking. I'm not picky and don't care much I just didn't know if it would affect the water heater or if there were any other reasons I'd want to filter it all.
I would think that a sediment filter would be a good idea regardless. It will keep larger particulate matter from getting into your water system.
As far as filtering to remove minerals that can cause scaling on fixtures and the water heater you cannot remove that with a typical filter. That takes a "water softener". They do make them for RV's but I have not tried one.
A reverse osmosis filter will as well but is not really practical for an RV. They waste a LOT of water.
I will make a prediction that within the next two or three posts someone will tell you that taping magnets to your water line or only filling your tank during a full moon will prevent scaling.....
If you want some good info regarding water quality & filters, talk to Jesse at Waterfixers: Water Filters And Purifiers
Jesse is very sharp and really knows his stuff. And, he is a really nice guy to boot.
I currently reside in a 5th wheel out in the woods. My water comes from rainwater collection and, if it does not rain enough, the creek in the back yard. I have been using one of his filters for 2.5 years and am very happy with it.