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Old 04-09-2013, 05:29 PM   #11
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OK so now I have solved the complete mystery. At least why the valve was leaking. The fitting that connects the hose to the pump seemd like it was very wobbly and it was bottomed out as far as tightness goes, Almost like something was missing. The dealer is the only one who has done anything to this TT. They winterized it last year as well. I noticed one of those washers on the other side of the pump. Its one of those washers that is flat on one side and mounded on the other. So now things are adding up. Why that was there I have no idea, but I know it was there since I started the whole process. Otherwise I would not have had this issue. So my thought is the dealer removed this washer for some strange reason, perhaps in the event I didnt bring it to them to winterize I would have issues. IDK. However I wont be going back to that dealer again.
Not related to this I had it in there for some warranty work when they winterized it. The hot water heater would make a banging sound when it ignited, one of the speakers never worked from day one and my black water flush valve would not accept water. I assume the hot water heater and black water are fixed, but they never did fix the speaker. I couldnt try any of this when I left because it was all closed up and winterized. Hopefully those main issues did get repaired.
I know this is a long winded story, but it felt good venting.
Thanks again to all for the insight, it is very much appreciated.
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Old 04-09-2013, 05:46 PM   #12
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after our RVs have set a while with the water off
when turning back on
good idea to open slightly a couple of facet's
so as to let the air out
then once all air is out turn facet's off
pump should stop running in very short time
plus
this way we know for sure that water is being delivered

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X2 AND crack the valve on the spigot furthest from the pump.
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Old 04-09-2013, 05:50 PM   #13
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Also an fyi.
In some cases you have to trickle the water into tank to get it full.

You can introduce water faster then air can escape from the tank, especially if you jamb the hose end into the fw fill spout.
A lot of people think when the spout starts burping out water its full when in fact its just trying to release built up air pressure.

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Old 04-23-2013, 09:54 AM   #14
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. Now that there is constant pressure on the fitting leading into the pump its leaking. So now I am draining that until I can get a new one. Perhaps not being completely full with this leak it was sucking in too much air and could not get enough pressure from the tank to get the water flowing???
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Same problem with mine. I have isolated the leak to the elbow fitting just before the strainer - I think. I was also having the same air in the lines issue. I really hope replacing the elbow today fixes both the leak and air in the lines.

Mine leaked especially bad when I filled the FW tank all the way. If I turned the pump on it would slow or stop the leak. Was this similar to yours?
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Same problem with mine. I have isolated the leak to the elbow fitting just before the strainer - I think. I was also having the same air in the lines issue. I really hope replacing the elbow today fixes both the leak and air in the lines.

Mine leaked especially bad when I filled the FW tank all the way. If I turned the pump on it would slow or stop the leak. Was this similar to yours?

It ended up being a missing washer in the elbow. Which I believe the dealer removed for some reason when they winterized it. There is no reason to remove that fitting or any other since I have the built in winterizing line T'd off at before the pump so it can suck in the anti-freeze. If that elbow is tightened all the way and still loose (wobbly) chances are that washer is either damaged or missing.
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Old 04-23-2013, 10:39 AM   #16
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Thanks - I bet that's what it is. However, I am the one that installed the winterizing by-pass kit (newbie) so I probably knocked that washer out during the install. That's what I get for trying to do it myself.

Hope that a trip to the plumbing store tonight will fix the problem. It took me almost an hour last night to get the compression fitting off the hose because I did not have a PEX tool. Figures, it sounds like I could have just added a washer.

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Old 04-23-2013, 12:36 PM   #17
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just make sure you add a line so you only need to turn a couple valves to winterize and un-winterize in the future.

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