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Old 04-15-2011, 10:50 AM   #11
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My Mini Lite has the vent next to the fill hole and it is hooked up as well. As a matter of fact I tested it out yesterday when I filled my tank up and watched the water coming out the vent and then checked to see if the tank was full and it was.
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Old 04-15-2011, 05:07 PM   #12
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That is how they SHOULD work, I do believe. I know I have the tank under the sink, and I can open a cabinet door, and clearly see the level in the tank. The vent...or some type of vent for air is required to replace the water as it is used up, and for overflow. Randy
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Old 04-15-2011, 07:49 PM   #13
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it's not the heating element, it's the sacrificial anode. Apparently our trailer which has many nice options has the base water heater - propane only and manual start via go outside and light the pilot light.

there is no hose down there to go to the fitting. I just don't like the idea of an open hole to my water supply!

on the water pump - if I run a mix of hot/cold water I get no pulsation but on all hot or all cold I get the pump to 'cycle' on and off.
Remove the flow control washer from the faucets, just unscrew the end of the faucets where the water comes out and take out that little washer with the small hole in it. I replaced all of the faucets on my camper with better quality ones.
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Old 04-16-2011, 10:18 AM   #14
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sounds like ur fresh water tank issue is solved.
u can buy an anode rod that has a drain on it. may want to look into that...will keep u from pulling it to drain the hw heater. my anode is being replaced this year for the frist time sense bought (2002). i still had abt 1/3 of it left. depends on the water as to how long it will last.
now the sink. i had that problem with my trailer (2002 cardnal). i also had a few drops of water under my sink that i couldn't find for a couple months. the faucet mix area had a small crack in it (area between the valves where hot and cold combine before it goes up to the faucet out). faucet was replaced with an identical one (warranty) and problem disappeared for abt 5 yrs. when it started doing the sputtering again (like air in it) i also found the drops of water again. replaced with one that had a metal mixing area. it's only been a couple years but the problem hasn't returned.
i felt like i may have cracked the mixing area bleeding the air out of the system too fast. that is the only faucet with a riser before it comes out. the air will cause a hammer as it and water are pushed alternately out the sink faucet.
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Old 04-16-2011, 11:16 AM   #15
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I"ll look at the faucet for a restrictor - took forever to fill the coffee pot this morning!

Lots of wind and rain last night - blew out the water heater at some point as we had hot water last night and none this morning.

I assume if the pilot goes out the gas flow is cut off, right?
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Old 04-21-2011, 07:26 PM   #16
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Update...

Overflow: Got some time today to go peeking about and under the sink, where the waterpump is located, is where all the water connections congregate.

FR put some caulking in the overflow port on the outside fill (from inside) so I got that out (the screen just pops out the outside so it was easy) and all the hoses go through the floor right there, plugged with some expanding foam. A few minutes to cut that away and I should be able to run a proper overflow hose. Might be able to poke it through the foam - it has to stop raining here long enough to crawl under the TT. Normal April is 2.1" of rain and we've had 4.2 so far with 2" more predicted for fri/sat and the 7 day forecast is for 7 days of rain.

As for a restrictor -our kitchen sink has the 'fancy' pull out sprayer head as part of the faucet. Unless the restrictor in the base of the hose under the sink there's no way to get at the nozzle/outlet itself.
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As for a restrictor -our kitchen sink has the 'fancy' pull out sprayer head as part of the faucet. Unless the restrictor in the base of the hose under the sink there's no way to get at the nozzle/outlet itself.
I could not find that part either. I just removed the ones in the bathroom.
The kitchen one must be in the base somewhere.
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Old 04-22-2011, 12:05 AM   #18
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I had much the same issue with our new TT. I crawled under and found the hose from the tank to the pump had two kinks on it as the assembler stretched the hose way to tight. Replaced the hose and all was well. It's am hour drive also for us one way to the dealer.
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