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rvannie23

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Hot Water Low Point Drain Dripping
« on: December 16, 2017, 07:02:38 PM »
Today I noticed the hot water low point drain on the back of the camper was dripping a good bit. I don't know that I have ever noticed it before because the water falls in the same area where the gutter drips from the AC. I googled around a bit but answers were unclear or contradicting. There are no issues with hot water in the camper, I guess I feel like sometimes I run out faster than normal but that could be my imagination. Anyone have any idea? I should note that both of the drains are not fully closed. I have never messed with them since I got the camper so I believe they came that way. Is something amiss here?
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Re: Hot Water Low Point Drain Dripping
« Reply #1 on: December 16, 2017, 08:28:11 PM »
With the water system pressurized, open and close the valves a few times to see if you can flush out anything on the valve seat. If that doesn't work you may have to replace them.
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rvannie23

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Re: Hot Water Low Point Drain Dripping
« Reply #2 on: December 16, 2017, 09:42:09 PM »
With the water system pressurized, open and close the valves a few times to see if you can flush out anything on the valve seat. If that doesn't work you may have to replace them.


These are the kind thatís a hose with a plug on the end...should I just screw them completely in and see if it stops?
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Re: Hot Water Low Point Drain Dripping
« Reply #3 on: December 16, 2017, 11:47:53 PM »
Yes,they should be screwed in tight, and they shouldn't be leaking.

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Re: Hot Water Low Point Drain Dripping
« Reply #4 on: December 17, 2017, 06:48:09 AM »
Do they have a plug or a cap? If they have a cap, there's usually a tapered rubber seal to help ensure against leaking. If there is enough hose hanging down, you can cut the hose close to the leaking fitting and replace it with a push on valve. They are sold at Lowe's and Home Depot.
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rvannie23

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Re: Hot Water Low Point Drain Dripping
« Reply #5 on: December 17, 2017, 09:05:06 AM »
Do they have a plug or a cap? If they have a cap, there's usually a tapered rubber seal to help ensure against leaking. If there is enough hose hanging down, you can cut the hose close to the leaking fitting and replace it with a push on valve. They are sold at Lowe's and Home Depot.


It's a plug, I'll screw them in all the way and see what happens. Cutting the hose in the event the fitting is messed up is a good idea though, I will have to remember that.
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