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Old 10-01-2018, 10:18 AM   #1
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Woke up the other morning to a wet kitchen floor, reason for flood is in picture. What is in the water
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Old 10-02-2018, 12:19 PM   #2
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Not quite sure what to think of that. Piss poor attempt by someone to stop a leak ? some kind of vermin chewed it ? Just a real bad example of factory workmanship ?

Are those the water hook up supply tubes to the kitchen sink ?
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Old 10-02-2018, 12:25 PM   #3
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Yes the cold tap. We also had the 3 way blow out at the base of the water heater. All these fittings are 13 years old.
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Old 10-03-2018, 05:50 AM   #4
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If the fittings are plastic, 13 years of stress by towing and water pressure will take a toll and cause failures. My recent experience with my Jacuzzi hot tub at home, after 12 years, 2 plastic fittings to the pumps both started to leak. The fix--repair with metal fittings. In addition the plastic hose was to tight and it contributed to the cracks. OK--not in an RV but it is a similar experience--RV builders use the cheapest part available--and 13 years is beyond what they ever thought the fittings would last--they just wanted the rig to get out of the parking lot for a minute!
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Old 10-03-2018, 08:42 AM   #5
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Agree, 13 years was a good run for cheap plastic fittings.
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Old 10-03-2018, 09:05 AM   #6
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Also beware of the quarter turn shutoff valves for the low point drains. Last outing I heard water gushing somewhere. Ran outside and water was pouring out from the convenience center. Here is what I found. And the temporary fix.

11 yr old valves in my case. Good idea to turn off water when you leave for a while.
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We never leave the city water on water pump on while we are not at the unit. This greatly reduces the chance of something like this happening.
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Old 10-03-2018, 10:13 AM   #8
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If you haven't already, use a pressure regulator if on city water, which can sometimes exceed 60psi. Way too much for an RV.
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Old 10-03-2018, 11:10 AM   #9
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Picture of my 3 way exploded tap also what I use for pressure control.
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Old 10-10-2018, 03:57 PM   #10
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What is a good regulator to buy? One where you can read the psi or one I get st campers world that is pre set
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Old 10-10-2018, 04:18 PM   #11
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I think mine is a Watts from HD this can be setting range 15/75psi I belive it is set at 60. Not sure if they if they have one with a guage.
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Old 10-11-2018, 04:02 AM   #12
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We have a Valterra Adjustable regulator now for 3 years, and has a gauge to show the pressure setting. Got it on e-bay for less than camping world, they want $ 50.00 or so. We have not had a problem since
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