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Old 03-05-2016, 09:46 PM   #1
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Water valve question hw276

I have these 2 water valves in my hw276. They have something to do with the sink I know. I think I was told to shut them off before I turn on the water supply, attach my sink spout, then open them up. So I guess what I want to know is, am I doing this right? Or do I shut just one off after turning the water on? etc... This last weekend we took it out I followed that procedure, but the valve on the right kept leaking outside on the ground.... Is the valve just bad?
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Old 03-05-2016, 09:52 PM   #2
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Can't figure out how to post pics yet, but the lines are red and blue The valve on the right is the blue line, the valve I think is leaking the one on the left is red. Both of these are at floor level and to the right of the sink
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Old 03-06-2016, 03:21 PM   #3
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The valves mentioned might be shut-offs for the sink. Blue PEX lines are usually cold water, and red PEX lines are usually hot water. It would make sense that you have to shut off the water to the sink, then mount the faucet, then open them. Basically the same as if you were doing work on kitchen sink faucet.

These also may be the low level drains for water on your PUP, instead of the shut-offs for the sink. When opened these would drain the water from your sink lines onto the ground. You would close them when ready to pressurize.

That a valve leaks on an RV - no real surprise. It may be the valve itself, but more often the leak is where the PEX lines connect to the valve or other fittings. PEX requires connectors intended to be used with PEX, not generic connections. Check out Home Depot or Lowe's for suitable valves and fittings if out of warranty.

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I have a HW a frame, I believe what you are talking about are the low point drains for the system. Are they small valves that go directly to the outside ? If so make sure they are fully closed the small valves lift up to drain and push down to close.
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Don't know about the valves, but I do know, you don't have to remove the spout


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Old 03-07-2016, 10:09 AM   #6
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pics of the valves

I guess the mobile site did not allow attachments, I see it today on my PC so here is a pic. I think these valves are just the water shutoffs for the sink that allow you to connect the sink faucet without pressure on it. agree?
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I guess the mobile site did not allow attachments, I see it today on my PC so here is a pic. I think these valves are just the water shutoffs for the sink that allow you to connect the sink faucet without pressure on it. agree?
Looks like "Low point drains" to me! Youroo!!
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Look like low point drains to me too.
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Old 03-07-2016, 03:24 PM   #9
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I have to ask - are you sure you have to remove the spout for fold-down? It seems to me the standard spout would fit under the lowered roof, or that the sink would lower or rotate for travel. Having to remove the spout every time the roof is lowered is an invitation to a broken spout/plumbing. I would think the manufacturer would not do that.


Now if a custom high-rise gooseneck spout were to be installed.....


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Water valve question hw276

High walls just have standard sinks- no fold downs.

The spout needs to be removed to lower the roof enough. In time, the rubber o-rings will get difficult to insert or remove the spout. Just apply some vasoline to them and life will be much easier.


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