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Old 09-27-2014, 09:35 AM   #1
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Sink problem.

First time out in new 2502s and the putty worked it's way out of the kitchen sink drain. I noticed the bottom of the sink was buckled, and assumed the plumbing needed some adjustment. Planned to do it this weekend... now I have no choice.

Wife pulls out silverware drawer and finds that putty worked its way out and landed in drawer.

Common problem? Any advice?

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Old 09-27-2014, 09:49 AM   #2
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Does it leak?

I had to replace the plastic drains in my unit because I broke one and did not like the plastic deal some kind of sticky tape was used from the factory, I used putty and then cleaned up the mess.

What was found in the drawer could be excess that was squeezed out when it was tightened down.
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Sink flange wasn't tightened enough against the bowl - allowed the joint to self loosen. On reassembly 1/16-1/8" gasket ring is plenty, carefully tighten to squeeze most of the putty thin Carefully trim the excess, do not pull!


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Old 09-27-2014, 10:10 AM   #4
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I can clearly see that the putty that was on the drain is no longer there.

Like I said, the bottom of the sink is buckled due to poor fitting of the drain lines. I'll have to adjust everything and put in new putty.

Thanks a bunch for the input, it verifies my thoughts on how to proceed.
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Old 09-27-2014, 04:02 PM   #5
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Fixed.... sorta.

The stub coming into the cabinet from behind the stove has an elbow glued on at the wrong angle. There isn't enough clearance to plumb the drains without them putting upward pressure on the bottom of the sink.

These are repairs I can't make while camping, and, frankly, I shouldn't have to do at all on a brand new trailer. I'll call the dealer next week and see what they have to say. I doubt that I will make a 300 mile round trip to have it fixed.

As it sits, it isn't leaking, but the sink cannot completely drain due to the plumbing pushing up on the bottom of the sink. There is about 1/8th in of water that collects that cannot drain.
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Would it be easier to raise the sink that much?
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On our 2703 both the kitchen and bathroom sinks were plumbed crooked. The baskets in the kitchen weren't even puttied. I took a hack saw and cut the drain pipe, went to Lowes and bought a 1 1/2 inch rubber connecter and lined everything up and tightened the clamps.
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Old 09-29-2014, 07:45 PM   #8
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I talked with the dealer today, they are very attentive towards my issue. Knowing that it's a long way for me to travel, they asked if there was a FR dealer nearby. I told them I didn't expect any dealer that I visited while I shopped to be interested in helping me with a trailer that I bought elsewhere. He agreed.

He them said that if I could find a plumber willing to work on an RV, that he would get FR to pay the bill.

That was interesting, but I then asked if there were dealers around that they had reciprocated with for warranty type work in the past. He came up with the dealer that installed my brake controller.

I never shopped for a trailer there , because they didn't have any on the lot that we were interested in. I'm going to talk to them after we're done for the year.

Kudos to the dealer for coming up with a potential solution, he said if that doesn't work, we'll work on plan B.
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