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Old 07-03-2005, 01:53 PM   #1
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Water leak connundrum

I'm leaking water out of one of the two plastic drain tubes in the rear of my 72 overlander. I've checked everythiong but cant figure out whats leaking! I get a high pitche4d squel from near the water heater (not fired up) AND THEN A FEW SECONDS LATER WATER COMES OUT of the tube not connected to the two red drain faucets. I dont have the pressure regulator still in place but I'm stumped HELP!
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Old 07-03-2005, 02:43 PM   #2
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sounds like the safety valve that's there in case the pressure regulator fails, and the pressure is too high. you said your regulator is not in place? is this happening on city water, or when using the pump? could be that the valve has failed, letting water out when it shouldn't, or its doing its job and relieving excess pressure.
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I'm leaking water out of one of the two plastic drain tubes in the rear of my 72 overlander. I've checked everythiong but cant figure out whats leaking! I get a high pitche4d squel from near the water heater (not fired up) AND THEN A FEW SECONDS LATER WATER COMES OUT of the tube not connected to the two red drain faucets. I dont have the pressure regulator still in place but I'm stumped HELP!
The water heater has a pressure-relief valve mounted on it. Open the accesss door for the water heater, turn the water on, and see if the water is coming out of the upper faucet-looking thing at the top of the water heater. If it is, you either have a bad valve, or the water pressure is too high for the system. If it is coming out there, try pulling the little lever out a little, and releasing it. If it stops, it probably just had some crud holding it open.
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Old 07-04-2005, 01:23 PM   #4
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A/S Still Taking a Leak

This is really wierd. I'm still getting a leak out of one of the drain tubes in the rear compartment of my '72 Overlander. It's NOT the tube that the two red valves drain into in this compartment. It sounds like a toliet filler leak, with a similar water squeal, then a few seconds later water drains from this plastic tube. I've checked all the valves, the toilet, and the high pressure relief valve on the water heater. Any ideas? I'm really stumped. Every few minutes my A/S takes a leak!
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it's getting old, maybe you should get it some depends.................
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Old 08-08-2005, 03:05 PM   #6
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"Overlander Taking A Leak" - Oh What a Relief!

This is a followup "Lesson Learned" to my leaking 1972 Overlander conundrum.

Never trust a single water pressure reading! I really tore into the plumbing and finally uncovered my "problem." The water kept leaking and I finally plugged the overflow tube form the overpressure relief valve. This was fine until the water heater pressure relief started blowing-off!

I checked the incoming water pressure again and found over 120 psi! Opps. My pressure relief valve was doing its job and I defeated it! I also realized a P.O. had removed the stock water pressure regulator.

$5.00 later I installed a plastic but effective pressure regulator on the incoming hose - SOLVED.
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