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Old 08-12-2014, 01:35 PM   #1
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Newbie Plumber Needs Help!

We're making progress:

Have replaced most of the old 1980 fresh water lines with Pex and new fittings, replaced the kitchen faucet, bathroom sink faucet, shower faucet and wand. Replaced the Shurflo water pump (wow, this one is so quiet!) and in line strainer.

After checking last night with a full fresh water tank, we actually have water at the kitchen sink, bath sink AND the shower!! However - we also have it coming out of the fresh water hookup at the back bumper. It is not a lot, but I wouldn't think that is a good thing.

Is it supposed to do that??

I thought I saw an older post about this topic, and thought it was suggested to find the water check valve or something, but can't find the thread. There is a brass unit that is just next to the water pump which the city water would flow through before going to the main line, but I don't know exactly what that is or what it does. The picture is an old one from the owners manual that I just happen to have with me. Sorry it is not the best.

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Old 08-12-2014, 03:00 PM   #2
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The big brass unit to the left of the pump is your pressure regulator. It regulates the city water pressure so you don't "blow lines". There should also be a check valve (sometimes called backflow preventer) in the line between the city water inlet and the pressure regulator. It is made of brass, and they do fail and drip. I replaced mine on my 1976 a couple of years ago as it was dripping. Not costly, about $15.00, and relatively easy to replace now that you are using pex. Have fun!!
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Old 08-12-2014, 03:19 PM   #3
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Thanks so much for the reply! I can't seem to find the check valve in the center wardrobe (where our pump and regulator are) or where the line exits the trailer at the bumper. Was your check valve in the belly?

If I am not able to locate it, could I add one (potentially a second?) between the regulator and the city water connection?

Thanks, again!
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Old 08-12-2014, 03:26 PM   #4
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Generally the check valve is in the city water hook up itself. If you have the 4 in. square connection you can take it apart and see if something is on the valve seat that is allowing it to drip.

You have a pressure regulator to the left of the pump. That will also act as a check valve and may have something on the seat causing a sleak back to the city connection.

The check valve and in this case the pressure regulator are often forgotten when winterizing and the water that remains in them will freeze and cause other leaks. You should always blow the line from the city connection when winterizing to move this water out.
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The check valve is right before the pressure regulator in the street side corner nightstand in our 1976. Our pump is under/behind the stove. Check valve is not big, about 3" long and twice the size of the water line. Our water line entered between the rear bumper and body of the unit and went straight up into the trailer. Check valve and regulator on the floor. As HowieE says, make sure that you blow both out when winterizing.
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I made a cap (plug) for where the city water hose connects. Just screw it on when the hose is not being used. The cap ( plug) also keeps dirt out of the hose connection.
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