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Old 06-23-2004, 07:36 AM   #1
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Water leak in the shower wall

As I track down each new bit of fun, I learn more about the A/S adventure many of you comment on. I have found a water leak behind the wall of my shower (back bathroom, corner shower). I discovered the leak by seeing water on the ground, going inside the coach and then removing the plate that covers the shower valve. I can't reach the leak to repair it.
What are my options? Has anyone had this problem and what did you do?
Thanks for the help.
Rick
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Old 06-23-2004, 11:09 PM   #2
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Rick, check out this thread and see what we did.


http://www.airforums.com/forum...ead.php?t=4387
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Old 06-24-2004, 07:46 AM   #3
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Thanks for the tip. That should do the trick. I figured out the problem, ie why it broke. When the factory drilled the hole for the outlet to the shower hose and head they either drilled it to high (close to the valve opening) or made the tubing too long. This put a arch in the tubing, which in turn put stress on the lower connection at the brass valve and over the years the on-going stress caused the connector to break. This certainly relieved the tension on the tubing but it also makes for one heck of a leak.
I am now checking for any like stress points on the rest of my water connections, sink, kitchen sink, toilet and pump.
Thanks again.
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