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Old 04-11-2016, 11:14 PM   #21
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...One way to tell might be to close the red tube valve in the photo at the water heater and see if the toilet still has water flow after all pressure has been released. If the toilet has good water flow it is plumbed correctly.
Agree 100%, just turn off the valve on the hot water and see if you still have water to the toilet.
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Old 04-11-2016, 11:19 PM   #22
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Yes, the more i look at it the more it looks like the white tee with the vinyl hose on the top is the city water in, you can see the fresh tank fill next to it. I bet the connection on the right goes to the pump as I can see the suction side of the pump but not the pressure side and I think it attaches to the right side of the tee and I can see the left side of that tee, tees into the red (hot) main and will force the hot out of the cold piping from the tank.
If i am correct the easy fix is to add a tee to the blue riser to your faucet that is above (Kitchen?) and cap the side of the tee in the hot where it is attached now.
Let us know.
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Old 04-12-2016, 12:32 PM   #23
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That looks right.. Check the outside shower idea from above. That seems to get a bunch of folks.. But my guess it might just be the way it is somewhere near the camode if you are getting that much heat to notice it.

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I had to pull drawer from vanity that is where stool gets its water supply from supply line to o/s shower it may be hooked up to the wrong line.
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Old 04-12-2016, 12:55 PM   #24
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Thanks for all the suggestions, to summarize: The Outside shower is off and always has been, from day one hot water has come from all the spigots marked cold, from all the pics I've looked at the valves are in the correct position and the Hot and Cold lines going into the heater tank are correct. I am hooked up to a city water supply line and always have been, the fresh water tank has never been used. In my opinion it was plumbed wrong from the factory. When we were only using on weekends it wasn't a big problem but I am living in it full time now and it's a problem. Anyone got an easy fix??
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Old 04-12-2016, 02:09 PM   #25
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Thanks for all the suggestions, to summarize: The Outside shower is off and always has been, from day one hot water has come from all the spigots marked cold, from all the pics I've looked at the valves are in the correct position and the Hot and Cold lines going into the heater tank are correct. I am hooked up to a city water supply line and always have been, the fresh water tank has never been used. In my opinion it was plumbed wrong from the factory. When we were only using on weekends it wasn't a big problem but I am living in it full time now and it's a problem. Anyone got an easy fix??
Is this the first time you have ever used the trailer? If not, did it work ok the first time you used it?. The valves all look ok, but they are not gang valves, they are screw type valves. If you turn them, all the way, to the right they are closed, to the left they are open. There is no way of knowing by your pictures, what is open and what is closed.
Have you actually checked the valves? Which is open and which ones are closed?
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Old 04-12-2016, 02:15 PM   #26
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Yes, the more i look at it the more it looks like the white tee with the vinyl hose on the top is the city water in, you can see the fresh tank fill next to it. I bet the connection on the right goes to the pump as I can see the suction side of the pump but not the pressure side and I think it attaches to the right side of the tee and I can see the left side of that tee, tees into the red (hot) main and will force the hot out of the cold piping from the tank.
If i am correct the easy fix is to add a tee to the blue riser to your faucet that is above (Kitchen?) and cap the side of the tee in the hot where it is attached now.
Let us know.
After seeing the pictures on a bigger screen I agree with this. Not sure why they connected the city water inlet to a red pipe?
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Old 04-12-2016, 02:37 PM   #27
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Based on your photos, I agree that it looks like your city water connection (the white line) is Tee'd into your red (hot) line instead of your blue (cold) line. This would reverse the pressure on your water tank, which will force the hot water out the cold inlet at the bottom instead. Basically, everything is plumbed right, valves are in the right positions, taps and toilet are all done right too, outside shower has no impact, the only thing wrong is that white Tee is on the wrong pipe (if I'm seeing it right.)

Can you confirm if the white Tee is on the red or the blue line? Just to be sure?




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Old 04-12-2016, 02:46 PM   #28
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Until the OP closes the hot water valve, all is just speculation. IF, he turns the hot water valve to off and gets no water to the toilet it pretty well indicates an improper plumbing job from the factory and a pretty simple fix.
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Is this the first time you have ever used the trailer? If not, did it work ok the first time you used it?. The valves all look ok, but they are not gang valves, they are screw type valves. If you turn them, all the way, to the right they are closed, to the left they are open. There is no way of knowing by your pictures, what is open and what is closed.
Have you actually checked the valves? Which is open and which ones are closed?
I've been using the trailer for over a year mostly just weekends during summer. It has always been the same, the valves are in the correct positions bas d on every diagram I have seen.
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If I'm right (and I'm pretty sure I am) closing the hot valve will just prevent the system from being able to replenish the hot water tank. Since the toilet will be drawing from the cold (blue) inlet, which'll be on bottom of the tank, gravity acting on the water in the tank will supply some pressure and he'll probably still be getting water at the toilet for a couple of flushes. That'll last until the tank empties enough that gravity can't provide enough to get it to the toilet, which'll depend on where the toilet is located in relation to the tank.

So no, just closing the valve won't immediately show results.


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