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Old 03-31-2019, 06:57 AM   #1
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Viking 17BH Freshwater Tank Issue

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I own a 2018 Viking 17bh. I haven't used my freshwater tank until this year. I noticed when filling that there is an uncapped line directly behind the low point drain for hot and cold water. This line is attached to the bottom of the freshwater tank to a "T" fitting on the direct bottom of the tank. When I am filling the freshwater tank this immediately starts leaking, not a lot but a steady trickle.

I haven't used the tank so I dont remember if there was a cap on there originally. In addition, I do not know how to drain this tank.
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Old 03-31-2019, 07:07 AM   #2
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Good Morning,

I own a 2018 Viking 17bh. I haven't used my freshwater tank until this year. I noticed when filling that there is an uncapped line directly behind the low point drain for hot and cold water. This line is attached to the bottom of the freshwater tank to a "T" fitting on the direct bottom of the tank. When I am filling the freshwater tank this immediately starts leaking, not a lot but a steady trickle.

I haven't used the tank so I dont remember if there was a cap on there originally. In addition, I do not know how to drain this tank.
There are two drains down there. One is the tank drain attached to the bottom of the tank. It will have a valve on it. The other is a an vent/overflow line with no valve.
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Old 03-31-2019, 07:17 AM   #3
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There are two drains down there. One is the tank drain attached to the bottom of the tank. It will have a valve on it. The other is a an vent/overflow line with no valve.
Thats just the thing, it is just a "T" fitting. I can find no valve to turn to drain the tank. I see the low point drain but that just drains the camper water lines. As soon as I put water into the tank, the line attached to the "T" fitting starts trickling water from it.
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I have attached a picture of my setup on the tank for reference.
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Old 03-31-2019, 03:36 PM   #5
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I have attached a picture of my setup on the tank for reference.
Great photo, but exactly where is it leaking?
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Old 03-31-2019, 03:45 PM   #6
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It looks like the end cap is missing from that line from the T, that looks like the tank drain.
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Old 03-31-2019, 03:50 PM   #7
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Out the forward tube, the one without the cap. Drained a 1/3 tank overnight
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Old 03-31-2019, 03:56 PM   #8
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It appears someone combined the vent and the drain. Tthat will not work. No way to stop tank drain without a cap. If you cap then there is no tank vent/overflow
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Old 03-31-2019, 04:11 PM   #9
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The two drains in the foreground are the hot and cold low point drains. The line on the T fitting is the tank drain and it appears to be missing the cap. You need a cap on it.
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