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Old 05-16-2011, 10:55 PM   #1
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Leaking Pipe Connection

This past weekend I used my outside shower on the trailer.. It appears as though it is the one thing I didn't winterize as the valve body was cracked. I removed the enclosure, and replaced the valve. I also notice that one of the nylon / plastic rear connectors, appeared to be cracked but was not leaking. I decided to replace both of them while I had the shower box out. I replaced both 90 degree connectors with identical new connectors. When I reconnected everything and turned the water on, there was a slow drip from the connector as shown in the picture. I know that these connectors are usually hand tight, but I even tightened them a little more and still drip..drip..drip.. The valve and connectors are new but still leak (drip..drip..drip..) This must be fixed before I reinstall the enclosure with butyl tape / screws. Any ideas what I might have done wrong or need to do??
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Old 05-16-2011, 11:18 PM   #2
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Do you have too washers in there? Do you at least have one? Maybe take both apart and check the valves for simliar and different to see if something is missing.
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Old 05-16-2011, 11:27 PM   #3
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no washers needed

The valves (inlet connections) are identical. The inside of the valve inlet connection tube is beveled to seat with the rubber compression type connection which is a part of the hose connector.
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Old 05-16-2011, 11:48 PM   #4
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May be that "angle" of the pic you posted but, the elbow looks crooked and that may be causing the ball & seat not to seal properly.
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Old 05-17-2011, 09:02 AM   #5
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If the stem is not centered, it will leak.
It could also be defective.
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Old 05-17-2011, 10:01 AM   #6
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poor picture

The picture was taken with the shower enclosure hanging outside the mounting hole on the trailer.. poor angle to show anything accurately.. I checked the seating of the fitting and it appears to be vertical OK.. I will check for burrs inside the valve inlet tubes where the fitting rubber seal seats.. for something this simple it is getting unreal to stop a silly drip.
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The picture was taken with the shower enclosure hanging outside the mounting hole on the trailer.. poor angle to show anything accurately.. I checked the seating of the fitting and it appears to be vertical OK.. I will check for burrs inside the valve inlet tubes where the fitting rubber seal seats.. for something this simple it is getting unreal to stop a silly drip.
Yup, I was just thinking the same thing about the valve body having a "little" burr or defect in it. Just for Ha, Ha's, switch the two lines and see if the other side has the same drip. If it does, then you know your new fitting is defective. Good luck.
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