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Old 06-25-2019, 03:10 PM   #1
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Plumping maze, is this an accumulator?

We recently purchased a 73í Sovereign land yacht and are attempting to fix the plumbing issues. Lots of leaks and when you hook up for mains water nothing comes out of the faucets but plenty of water out of the splits in the copper piping. The water pump is also disconnected and we really have NO idea what goes where or what does what. Can anyone help, and is the silver thing an accumulator?
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Old 06-25-2019, 03:42 PM   #2
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I assume you tried to post a photo of the "silver thing". It didn't work. If not, post a photo.
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Old 06-25-2019, 03:48 PM   #3
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I doubt if accumulators were standard OEM in the 70's. Does it look like a previous owner might have added it? A photo would help of course.

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I will take a guess that the silver thing is the water filter under the k sink?
As for the leaky copper you would be best off to remove it and repipe in pex, yes itís allot of work but endless problems trying to maintain vintage copper piping would be more work in the end imo.
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Old 06-26-2019, 06:32 AM   #5
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Yes that's a water filter and was probably full of water when pipes froze so check if it's broke. Replace all that copper.
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That looks like a water filter to me. If you unscrew that bolt, the bottom shell should come off and there should be a filter cartridge in it. Very similar in design to a Multi-Pure design.
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Yes go with pex. After the copper pipes freeze if they didn’t split, they expand and new fittings won’t fit. Pex is easy to use, for a whole trailer it would make sense to buy the crimping tool, but shark bite fittings are VERY easy.
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