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Old 05-22-2015, 04:58 PM   #1
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Low Point Drain gushing water

Help! One of my low point drains is gushing out water as soon as I turn on water source outside at connection. Cap/valve is on drain, but still leaks when water is turned on. Any help or guidance would be appreciated.

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Old 05-22-2015, 05:10 PM   #2
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Are you saying the water is gushing out at the exact location of the cap, or just visibly dripping form this area?

Is this the first time you've pressurized the water lines this year?

Is it possible that you have a split line from winter freezing?
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Old 05-22-2015, 05:16 PM   #3
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Thanks! I live in California, 72 degrees today. We are camping this weekend and just finished hooking everything up. As soon as I turn the water on water comes gushing out of the grey line that has a screen attached at the end. Click image for larger version

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Old 05-22-2015, 05:22 PM   #4
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I'd bet you fresh water tank is full.
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Old 05-22-2015, 05:23 PM   #5
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I think that is your fresh water tank overflow. So the check valve in the water pump must not be sealing properly. Disconnect city water, turn water pump on, open cold faucet and let flow for one minute. Turn water pump off, turn on city water and hopefully it sealed. If not sealed, try again. Otherwise you might have to use on board water until you get it fixed......
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Thanks! I live in California, 72 degrees today. We are camping this weekend and just finished hooking everything up. As soon as I turn the water on water comes gushing out of the grey line that has a screen attached at the end.
I don't think kenandterry was trying to suggest it was freezing today but maybe in the cold of winter.

However, I'm guessing it's a fresh water tank overflow... doesn't look like any low point drain I've seen.
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Thanks everyone! Wasn't trying to be sarcastic about my California comment, just that I live in an area where I don't have to worry about freezing.
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Thanks, Fonzie! Trying the steps you mentioned. Defiantly the fresh water overflow tank.
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Old 05-23-2015, 09:34 AM   #9
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There are a lot of issues with the freshwater tank discharging most of the water when they are filling. Seems that the tank expands when filled at high pressure. They then "Burp" out all of the water. There are solutions on other posts. I just fill slowly when topping off the tank. Seems to work fine.


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I've had two RVs with fresh water vent/overflow tubes that exited through the underbelly like edmonh's rather than venting next to the fill port. They were evidently placed too deeply into the fresh tank because each time I'd over-fill the tank, the vent tube would siphon out a bunch of the water. On one of the trailers, the siphon would remove about a fourth of the tank volume. I finally just stuck a cork in the tube and abandoned the vent.
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