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Old 08-30-2016, 03:38 PM   #1
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dripping hose at bib

I've searched, but can't find any threads or posts about this. At risk of this being one of the stupidest discussions ever: I seem to have this chronic problem of excessive dripping where my water hose connects to the bib. This is true across: 1) campgrounds; 2) with or without water filter; 3) different hoses; 4) 2 or 3 different pressure regulators; 5) regardless of how tight I try to screw my hose connector onto the faucet

About the ONLY thing that reduces the drip is to NOT use a pressure regulator, which I don't think is a good solution.

Is this just a chronic problem experienced by RVers? am I doing something wrong? Do others experience this?
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Old 08-30-2016, 04:28 PM   #2
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dripping hose at bib

Try changing out the hose washer for a softer one. Some tend to be hard and won't seal quite right. Check the condition of the hose bib. If the end is nicked or damaged it may leak no matter what you do.


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Old 08-30-2016, 04:54 PM   #3
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The manual says it has a built in regulator and not to use an additional external one.
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Old 08-30-2016, 05:54 PM   #4
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In some situations, like extreme high campground water pressure, an external regulator at the campground his bib is a good way to keep your hose from blowing out.


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Old 08-30-2016, 06:03 PM   #5
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Take out the flat washer and replace with a O ring. You can get them at Ace
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Old 08-30-2016, 06:41 PM   #6
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Do you have the regulator connected right on the trailer? If so, that may cause strain on the fitting. Put the regulator on the c/g faucet or hydrant. I do it this way to keep excessive pressure off of the water hose, as rmkrum says. They do make metal ell connectors to go on the city water hook-up which will give you less strain on the city water connection as well.

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Old 08-30-2016, 07:14 PM   #7
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As mentioned replace the washer in the hose connection. Might try stacking 2 of them in there. I just stayed at a CG where the shape of the bib prevented the hose from screwing all the way up tight. The lip of the hose fitting would hit the spigot body before seating. I had to stack 2 washers in there, worked like a charm.
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Old 08-30-2016, 08:01 PM   #8
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Thx. I'll try the washer suggestions
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Old 08-31-2016, 11:54 AM   #9
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Having a good assortment of garden hose washers in your tool kit is essential.

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Old 08-31-2016, 12:31 PM   #10
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Marks71 - I had the same issue and got a new pressure regulator, one that allows a little more flow. I have a small pressure gauge on a "Y" that I test the water pressure with before I hook up. If the pressure is between 45 and 55 I don't use the regulator, it slows down the flow too much I also don't leave the "Y" in line, it restricts flow also. Over time the crimped on hose connectors will begin to leak. I've replaced mine with appropriate brass water hose fittings with hose clamps and have eliminated all the leaks and drips. "O" rings are a good idea too if it still drips.
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Old 08-31-2016, 01:04 PM   #11
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There are some good suggestion here. I tried them in attempt to stop a drip. Further investigation fueled by frustration I found hat there was a tiny pin hole in the threaded portion (male) of my almost new supply hose. So the leak was in the hose fitting itself not in the connection.
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I seem to have the same issues. I usually need to use a pair of pliers or chanellocks to lightly snub up the connection. Changing washers also seems to help.
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I had the same problem and found out that the built in regulator was bad, when I took to the AS shop they told me that this is one thing that goes bad a lot. When you hook your hose to your AS, make sure that you use a 90' elbow on your hose.

This is a $40 part.
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I had the same problem and found out that the built in regulator was bad, when I took to the AS shop they told me that this is one thing that goes bad a lot. When you hook your hose to your AS, make sure that you use a 90' elbow on your hose.

This is a $40 part.
This one is $3.77 at Amazon. But then it's not ninety feet.

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