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Old 08-07-2011, 10:11 PM   #1
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Water flow problem

Just bought a relatively unused 2008 Flagstaff 227. Hooked up outside water and had good flows from galley sink and outside shower. Drained and refilled water tank and had good flows from galley sink without turning pump on and no outside water source. Drained and refilled water tank again and now have good flows from outside shower with pump on and no outside source, but only a tiny trickle from galley sink from either the hot or cold water taps. Don't see any crimps in hoses to sinks. Hoses for sink are downstream from the outside shower which does work.
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Old 08-07-2011, 11:06 PM   #2
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Sounds like you need to start over. With no outside connection, and no water pump, you may get a short burst of water pressure, but it will die fast. Fill up the tank, or hook up outside water connection, with the water on. Now go try all faucets and showers, and run for 2 minutes or more, Time This. Now turn your outside water off. You can leave the hose on. Test all facets again the same way, and eventually they will all quit. Now turn on the pump, and test all the faucets again. Tell us what you have then. Water system in campers take some bleeding of the air out, and this should bleed all the air and you can try and see what works and doesn't.
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Old 08-08-2011, 01:23 PM   #3
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Thanks for the instructions. Hooked up outside hose (regulated to 40-50 psi), turned on shower taps and sink taps, got good flow from shower and drops from sink. Timed for 5 minutes. Turned off outside hose and left all taps on until they quit flowing. Turned on pump and got good flow from the shower and a trickle from the sink. Repeated the process, and got good flow from the shower again and small stream from the sink with pump on. Lit water heater and got good hot water flow from shower and a usable trickle from the sink with pump on. I've gained on the problem.

Water pressure didn't die fast on initial use without an outside connection or the pump on. My wife and I both washed up on our first night with plenty of hot water coming out of both sink taps. Discovered that the valve on the connection between the hot and cold water lines just downstream from the hot water outlet on the heater was open. Must have been air in the water heater that compressed when I first tried out the outside hose and later provided enough pressure for a gallon or two of washing up water. Now have hot and cold water coming out of the correct taps.
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Old 08-08-2011, 04:06 PM   #4
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Glad you got it solved. Those bypass valves are often overlooked.
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