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Old 05-10-2018, 03:18 PM   #1
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Water System Leak

Had a leak from the water system and tracked it to a piece beside the water pump. Can someone identify this piece for me so I can get a new one? Click image for larger version

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Old 05-10-2018, 03:27 PM   #2
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That's a strainer for the pump. Where is it leaking from? The clear plastic piece screws on and off, make sure it's screwed on nice and snug. I found ours leaking as well, it wasn't on tight enough.

Also make sure the orange seal inside the screw-on part is properly seated and not damaged, kinked, or misaligned.

If the housing is cracked or the leak isn't easily fixed then you can buy a replacement from Amazon.

https://www.amazon.com/SHURFLO-255-3.../dp/B000V2W0GE
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Old 05-10-2018, 03:28 PM   #3
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You can see the housing is cracked in the second picture. That is where the leak bus coming from
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You can see the housing is cracked in the second picture. That is where the leak bus coming from
Gotcha, well $8 from Amazon and you'll be good to go. Just swap the housing over.
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Old 05-10-2018, 03:47 PM   #5
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Looks like white fitting with teflon tape was screwed onto strainer housing too tightly. Don't make that mistake on new one.
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Old 05-10-2018, 04:08 PM   #6
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Looks like white fitting with teflon tape was screwed onto strainer housing too tightly. Don't make that mistake on new one.
Click the second picture, the clear strainer housing is cracked by the threads and is leaking.
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Old 05-10-2018, 04:18 PM   #7
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I've had that strainer cover crack due to water/ice if I don't remove it while winterizing the MH. I don't use anti-freeze, just blow out the water lines..

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Old 05-10-2018, 05:36 PM   #8
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I found that after draining the fresh water tank, I run the pump a little while blowing out the lines. Does a good job getting the water out.
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Just another source I found for a Forester driver:
http://www.forestriverforums.com/for...ml#post1796306
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Old 05-11-2018, 07:09 AM   #10
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Not really related to the original post but the picture made me remember an issue I had last year. How can you remove the metal clamp holding the white flex hose? Itís crimped right and I could not figure a way to get it off last year. I was trying to install a bypass valve to make winterizing easier.
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Not really related to the original post but the picture made me remember an issue I had last year. How can you remove the metal clamp holding the white flex hose? Itís crimped right and I could not figure a way to get it off last year. I was trying to install a bypass valve to make winterizing easier.
Those are crimped PEX clamps. Cut it off with a pair of diagonal wire cutters and replace it with a hose clamp.
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Old 05-11-2018, 07:20 AM   #12
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Not really related to the original post but the picture made me remember an issue I had last year. How can you remove the metal clamp holding the white flex hose? It’s crimped right and I could not figure a way to get it off last year. I was trying to install a bypass valve to make winterizing easier.
Piece of cake. Dremel (harbor freight equiv.) and abrasive wafer cut off disc. Nothin to it once it's sliced. Peel the rest off with diagonal cutters. The ear clamps give you a 360 deg. seal. Screw clamps not so much. BTW you'll play hell trying to cut those clamps with diagonal pliers. Most of the time the location and position is a real mother!
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Old 05-13-2018, 04:46 PM   #13
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I had noticed this object beside the pump. Now that I know what it is, I will add a clean out to my spring maintenance schedule.
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Old 05-15-2018, 07:36 PM   #14
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We always remove that strainer after winterizing a camper. First two seasons a little bit of water was still in the strainer and it cracked the threads.
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