Friday, April 1, 2011

Leak Fixed, New One Crops Up

I rigged the original repair last night with steel pipe fittings from Farm & Fleet which gave us water and finally hot showers. I worried about the steel fittings ripping up the connections, the bypass valve being made from brass and the other one being made of plastic. My concerns were validated when I installed the new elbow fitting and it leaked again. I removed the elbow and increased the amount of white sealant tape going to the brass female end and reinstalled the elbow and so far, no leaking. 

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While turning on the water I once again see water exiting out of the bottom of the sewer compartment and figure now is the time to try and figure out where that is coming from. Turns out the white hose we used last year that is still basically new doesn’t seal properly. It’s raining right now so after it stops I’m going to the campground store to see if they have a 25 footer to replace this one with. Hopefully everything is working as it should now, I’ll be keeping close tabs on everything the next few days and we’ll see how it goes. I’ll also respond to comments later as well.


Alan and Marilyn McMillan said...

We are so sorry you are having so many leaky probs...glad you're a handy-man & can work to get it fixed. Hopefully, you will have time to sit & relax a bit as well. Happy belated birthday!

Donna K said...

Glad you are able to fix stuff like that. It's no fun to be out somewhere and have to make your way back to a service center.

How is Loki doing?

Diana said...

I feel so bad that you have to deal with all of these plumbing problems Erik. Are you finding ANY time to relax? Love Di ♥