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Old 08-09-2012, 10:22 PM   #1
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Best Repair Solution?

I purchased my first Airstream, a 72' safari. It has been sitting at a freinds ranch since 1999. I filled it with some water and fired up the pump. I discovered a water leak almost immediatly coming from the copper pipes in the back. It apears that the leak is coming from the lines that run across from the water heater side to the shower connection, right in the center of the doorway in the middle of the trailer, under the shower enclosure. Any thoughts to aide in repair is appreciated.

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Old 08-10-2012, 08:12 PM   #2
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Hi Ranchstream and welcome to the forums!
couple of thoughts here, first-if you have one leak in the copper you probably have freeze damage and possibly more leaks. rather than running water all over the floor of your trailer try pressurizing the system with air using one of the inexpensive winterizing fittings that screws into the city water inlet. Much safer and less messy.
Second- if you find that you do indeed have freeze damage then it is also probable that the copper has swelled due to freeze expansion and is almost unrepairable in places. the good news is that all you really need to do after determining where repairs are needed is to cut back to good copper and replumb the damaged areas with pex tubing. Available at most big box hardware stores and relatively inexpensive and easy so long as you have access. I dont really know about the access in your specific case but I bet someone who has a similar unit will chime in here soon.
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