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Old 05-24-2018, 09:20 PM   #1
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Leak on Memorial weekend!

So I got to my campsite today, filled up my camper and it appears my low point cold water drain is leaking. I didnít have any issues two weeks ago on our trip. Am I suppose to use Teflon tape when putting on the caps? I didnít do it last time and had no leaks. Perhaps itís just threaded incorrectly. Iím going to mess with it tomorrow. It sort of seems like itís coming from above the fabric thatís on the bottom of my camper but I will have to investigate. The leak stops when I turn off the water pump so Iíll do that tonight.
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Old 05-24-2018, 09:26 PM   #2
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That stinks to have issues right from the start. I really hope it’s something simple like the cap. But if you can’t get a small drip to stop, and it’s not up in the camper but below, fix it after you go back home! You are already there and set up. Have fun!
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Old 05-24-2018, 09:28 PM   #3
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That stinks to have issues right from the start. I really hope itís something simple like the cap. But if you canít get a small drip to stop, and itís not up in the camper but below, fix it after you go back home! You are already there and set up. Have fun!


The problem is I keep it at a storage place. I can bring it home if need be but like to be able to have my backyard driveway open.
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Old 05-24-2018, 09:29 PM   #4
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My caps have rubber washers/seals like you see in the female end of a garden hose. They’re easy to drop in the grass!
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Old 05-25-2018, 07:39 PM   #5
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My caps have rubber washers/seals like you see in the female end of a garden hose. Theyíre easy to drop in the grass!


This is exactly what it was. My hot water low point drain had one and the cold didnít. It must have fell off at my storage site. I went to a local hardware store and found a washer that worked. Thanks! Now I have a flat tire on my bike I have to deal with!
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Old 05-26-2018, 07:05 AM   #6
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The washers in my l.p. drains are a special cone shaped washer. Very easy to loose. You'd want to have a couple spares. The threads on those are not 1/2 npt they are 1/2 nps. Close but no cigar! Straight threads not tapered pipe threads, hence the need for the cone washers and most likely limited luck with PTFE tape.
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Old 05-27-2018, 03:38 PM   #7
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I now have another leak at the hot water heater. Itís leaking from the hot water out line. Itís the top red line in the picture. Is there an easy way to fix this? Click image for larger version

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Old 05-27-2018, 03:44 PM   #8
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Cut it out and replace with new Pex and Sharkbites! Youroo!! Put in Bypass until you can Fix,and use shower house?
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Cut it out and replace with new Pex and Sharkbites! Youroo!! Put in Bypass until you can Fix,and use shower house?

Sounds like a plan. Now my question is can I drain the tank from the faucet or do I have to drain it from the anode rod?
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Old 05-27-2018, 03:54 PM   #10
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So is there a fitting that screws into the water heater that the pex is clamped to?
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