Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 10-04-2014, 05:21 PM   #1
Rivet Master
 
PharmGeek's Avatar

 
2014 30' FB FC Bunk
Hoover , Alabama
Join Date: Dec 2012
Posts: 3,377
Gots a leak

Boondocking for first time this weekend

Noticed my water tank sensor kept showing a bit less then a bit less.,..had a very small leak from drain plug - will fix that momentarily as I have extra plug and the white tape...at that point I had half a tank - cut on hot water bypass as I thought it would not have caused this as I was loosing even without water pump on

Still kept going down

Checked the crappy FE tank valve - it appears that a leak is coming from behind that valve - the valve has a plastic white base and drops of water slowly percolate from there....

Guidance please

It won't greatly affect the boondocking per se - it may not totally run out by tomorrow AM when we leave - we have bottled water so ok there -


Sent from my iPhone using Airstream Forums
__________________

__________________
“The atoms of our bodies are traceable to stars that manufactured them...We are not figuratively, but literally stardust.”


PharmGeek is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-04-2014, 05:27 PM   #2
Rivet Master
 
PharmGeek's Avatar

 
2014 30' FB FC Bunk
Hoover , Alabama
Join Date: Dec 2012
Posts: 3,377
Click image for larger version

Name:	ImageUploadedByAirstream Forums1412461635.763694.jpg
Views:	129
Size:	652.4 KB
ID:	223600


Sent from my iPhone using Airstream Forums
__________________

__________________
“The atoms of our bodies are traceable to stars that manufactured them...We are not figuratively, but literally stardust.”


PharmGeek is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-04-2014, 05:46 PM   #3
4 Rivet Member
 
F450Harley's Avatar
 
2006 30' Classic
Yonkers , New York
Join Date: Mar 2009
Posts: 269
Images: 44
Don't do anything otherwise you stand the risk of losing the entire water left in your tank. Just enjoy the half tank that way you won't have to run in the bush for #2, especially your family. Have tank valve replaced by Camping World (cheaper & cost effective) anytime you run across one. I'm sure you don't carry gorilla tape otherwise cut a piece and tape the valve opening to reduce the rate of drip till you get home - OR - just put a container under the drip and reuse the collected water for shower or flushing. Enjoy and how is the new EU700 is holding ...
__________________
F450Harley is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-04-2014, 06:04 PM   #4
Rivet Master
 
Wayne&Sam's Avatar
 
2014 25' Flying Cloud
Cuddebackville , New York
Join Date: May 2007
Posts: 3,101
Images: 21
I think that valve handle be closed at 3:00 and 9:00 and open at 12:00 and 6:00. It Looks like it might be just a tad open.
__________________
2014 25' Flying Cloud Rear Twin
2012 Dodge Durango Hemi/AWD
Wayne&Sam is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-04-2014, 06:11 PM   #5
King of the Zebra Speedo
 
Panama Red's Avatar
 
Obrien , Florida
Join Date: Aug 2012
Posts: 1,417
Images: 7
We're gonna need some pliers and a set of 30 weight ball bearings...

-Red
__________________
Somebody ought to clean these windows. There is a tremendous buildup of gook all over them...
Panama Red is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-04-2014, 06:56 PM   #6
Rivet Master
 
PharmGeek's Avatar

 
2014 30' FB FC Bunk
Hoover , Alabama
Join Date: Dec 2012
Posts: 3,377
Ima wait and fiddle with it when I get home tomorrow

Joshua - the generator is amazing


Sent from my iPhone using Airstream Forums
__________________
“The atoms of our bodies are traceable to stars that manufactured them...We are not figuratively, but literally stardust.”


PharmGeek is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-04-2014, 07:47 PM   #7
Rivet Master
 
KJRitchie's Avatar

 
2008 25' Classic
Wichita Falls , Texas
Join Date: Nov 2012
Posts: 4,222
Do you have to cut an access hatch to get at the clamps behind the valve. Saw a 2015 Airstream video and they are still using these stupid valves. I guess I'm lucky, mine hasn't broken or leaked but it's probably due.
__________________
KJRitchie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-04-2014, 08:33 PM   #8
Rivet Master
 
dkottum's Avatar
 
2012 25' Flying Cloud
Battle Lake , Minnesota
Join Date: Jun 2009
Posts: 7,716
The valve on our 2007 was so tight you needed a pliers to turn it, the 2012 valve works great and unlike metal it won't corrode inside. My concern is whether road debris could fly up and break it off. Probably should protect it with something.
__________________
Doug and Cheryl
2012 FC RB, Michelin 16, ProPride 1400
2016 Ram 1500 Laramie Crew Cab 4X4 Ecodiesel 3.92 axles

The Truth is More Important Than the Facts
dkottum is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-04-2014, 09:35 PM   #9
Rivet Master
Commercial Member
 
sandlapper's Avatar
 
1993 34' Excella
York , South Carolina
Join Date: Jan 2010
Posts: 2,430
Images: 7
An occasional shot of food grade silicone will help tremendously. John
__________________
John
WBCCI #3892
Region 3 , 1st VP

Go often to the house of a friend, for weeds choke the unused path........Emerson

Never pick a fight with an old man. If he is too old to fight he will just kill you........a wise old man.
sandlapper is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-04-2014, 10:02 PM   #10
Don't forget your cat nap
 
Ag&Au's Avatar
 
Port Orchard , Washington
Join Date: May 2009
Posts: 4,464
Images: 1
Somewhere here on airforums there is a thread about replacing that silly cheap little POS with a real valve. That is one of those things I've been going to do. However I guess I'm waiting for it to break, because I must think I work better under pressure. As mentioned above, silicone spray works well to keep it moving freely. Since that's a big tank and the water going though that valve is on its way to the ground, and the food companies in the US are putting a bunch of unhealthy crap in my food anyway, I don't worry about the food grade part.

Ken
__________________
Ag&Au is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-05-2014, 02:21 PM   #11
Rivet Master
 
PharmGeek's Avatar

 
2014 30' FB FC Bunk
Hoover , Alabama
Join Date: Dec 2012
Posts: 3,377
Well - it held water enough to get through the weekend but I did not shower because of it - no biggie - short weekend camping anyway

I fiddled with the valve - it was turned exactly parallel with the trailer - pushed it back and forth and pushed it past parallel resting against the metal - not sure if that was the culprit but I thought even after that I saw some drops of water from around the base and not from the valve

I am going to refill to full today and see if it leaks - as well as make sure hot water plug is water tight

Like the silicone idea - I'll try that too - mine as been easy enough to operate so far

I'm still scratching my head - cannot imagine how I leaked so much water in so little time - it wasn't gushing out of there

Wondering if there is not something in missing in addition


Sent from my iPhone using Airstream Forums
__________________
“The atoms of our bodies are traceable to stars that manufactured them...We are not figuratively, but literally stardust.”


PharmGeek is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-05-2014, 02:48 PM   #12
Don't forget your cat nap
 
Ag&Au's Avatar
 
Port Orchard , Washington
Join Date: May 2009
Posts: 4,464
Images: 1
Quote:
Originally Posted by PharmGeek View Post
Well - it held water enough to get through the weekend but I did not shower because of it - no biggie - short weekend camping anyway

I fiddled with the valve - it was turned exactly parallel with the trailer - pushed it back and forth and pushed it past parallel resting against the metal - not sure if that was the culprit but I thought even after that I saw some drops of water from around the base and not from the valve

I am going to refill to full today and see if it leaks - as well as make sure hot water plug is water tight

Like the silicone idea - I'll try that too - mine as been easy enough to operate so far

I'm still scratching my head - cannot imagine how I leaked so much water in so little time - it wasn't gushing out of there

Wondering if there is not something in missing in addition


Sent from my iPhone using Airstream Forums
I'm guessing your pump is not pulsing on sometimes when no one is running water. If it does, that would indicate a small water leak somewhere in the plumbing. That will eventually show itself somewhere.

Kern
__________________
Ag&Au is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-05-2014, 02:50 PM   #13
Rivet Master
 
SilverGate's Avatar

 
2007 23' Safari SE
San Diego , California
Join Date: Apr 2006
Posts: 1,490
Someone else here had a mysterious fresh water leak and found that the shower faucet/valve was slowly leaking water! You might want to check your shower.
__________________
SilverGate is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-05-2014, 02:59 PM   #14
Rivet Master
 
Alphonse's Avatar

 
2010 28' Flying Cloud
Lower Alabama , USA
Join Date: Mar 2012
Posts: 649
Is water leaking from the weep/drain holes in the black cover that surrounds the water tank?
__________________

__________________
Alan
"If you must choose between two evils, pick the one you never tried before!"

Air #64439
Southeastern Camping Unit WBCCI #5033
TAC AL-8
2017 Canopenian
Alphonse is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Leak then no leak. gandttimes Leaks - Weatherstrips, Gaskets, Caulks & Sealants 0 10-04-2013 02:34 PM
Leak: Fired Up Hot Water, Now There's A Leak SSChanger Fresh Water Systems 4 07-15-2009 09:46 PM
Water leak James Schmidt 1993 Excella 1000 11 02-02-2004 08:54 AM
possible plumbing leak or water leak jamesl Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 1 04-06-2003 11:52 AM
Rainwater leak James Schmidt Leaks - Weatherstrips, Gaskets, Caulks & Sealants 8 09-11-2002 07:28 AM


Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by




Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 08:39 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

Airstream is a registered trademark of Airstream Inc. All rights reserved. Airstream trademark used under license to Social Knowledge LLC.