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Old 06-22-2014, 09:29 AM   #11
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Thanks Vince..

It is black rubber and can be seen at the bottom center of my tank pic. It is between the tank and clip holding the neck to the face plate. I may have to consider JB weld or a mig weld.
That looks like a rubber grommet used to keep water from behind that panel.
Road vibration could have caused it to get cut/torn.
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Old 06-22-2014, 09:35 AM   #12
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Leak Picture

I circled the gasket and put an arrow pointing to where the leak appears to be.
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Old 06-22-2014, 09:39 AM   #13
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I circled the gasket and put an arrow pointing to where the leak appears to be.
That what I thought.
Weight of the tank itself plus 6-8 gallons of water @18 pounds per gallon.
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Old 06-22-2014, 10:20 AM   #14
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I circled the gasket and put an arrow pointing to where the leak appears to be.
Either the relief valve leaking when tank gets hot or a slow leak from thread of the anode rod has been drooling down and past that plate to tank fitting grommet which was probably never seated correctly. If the tank was holed you'd know it before now. That seal is not for the tank but for the opening from outside to your kitchen. Electrical sealant putty or DuckSeal would work as many other compounds.
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Old 06-22-2014, 10:31 AM   #15
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Either the relief valve leaking when tank gets hot or a slow leak from thread of the anode rod has been drooling down and past that plate to tank fitting grommet which was probably never seated correctly. If the tank was holed you'd know it before now. That seal is not for the tank but for the opening from outside to your kitchen. Electrical sealant putty or DuckSeal would work as many other compounds.
My thought exactly. This is an "outside" leak that got inside.

I have found that the inner and outer wall seals can be poorly caulked allowing water from rain and possible leaks from the anode/pressure relief to get inside the camper.
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Old 06-22-2014, 11:07 AM   #16
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... Weight of the tank itself plus 6-8 gallons of water @18 pounds per gallon.
Wow, that's heavy water. And I've always used 8.34 pounds per gallon.
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Old 06-22-2014, 11:13 AM   #17
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Wow, that's heavy water. And I've always used 8.34 pounds per gallon.
Ya, by the time I saw it was to late so I left it
It was supposed to be just 8 pounds.
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