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Old 11-04-2018, 12:02 PM   #1
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City water valve leak

Has anybody had a problem with the city water valve and the pressure regulator leaking? It only does it with the hot water heater turned on. Im on my second, soon to be 3rd one. The first one dripped a lot, this one is a slow drip. You can hopefully see it on bottom of valve.
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Old 11-04-2018, 02:23 PM   #2
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There is supposed to be a flex pipe connected to it per the mfr instructions that I o rained buying my first replacement. My airstream has fixed piping and it's now leaked 2x because I never added the flex pipe. I'm investigating flex options now. Hate to get in there to mess with it because the space is so tight in my unit.
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Old 11-04-2018, 02:42 PM   #3
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Air stream is replacing both of mine. 1st one was under warrenty. The valve is connected to pex fitting that screws in. I sent a video to airstream with the 1st one and they didnt say anything about the connection. From mumy understanding pex is flexible.
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Old 11-04-2018, 03:54 PM   #4
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Yes, I've had this issue since I purchased our trailer. It only leaks when I turn on the hot water heater as the water expands. I remember reading somewhere (owners manual maybe?) that the excessive water pressure can be relieved by opening a water faucet briefly as the water heats up. When I can remember to do this it does not leak.
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Air stream is replacing both of mine. 1st one was under warrenty. The valve is connected to pex fitting that screws in. I sent a video to airstream with the 1st one and they didnt say anything about the connection. From mumy understanding pex is flexible.
A long run of pex is somewhat flexible. But mine is off maybe a 2" tee. It's going nowhere. When that valve fails you can see how it's being pulled.Click image for larger version

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Old 11-04-2018, 04:33 PM   #6
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The city water inlet/pressure regulator will leak if the interior water pressure gets too high. Sometimes you can fix it by snugging down the four screws on the back of the unit.
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Old 11-05-2018, 10:48 AM   #7
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Inlet water valve

My fresh water inlet valve started to leak on the inside last year while on the road. I thought the valve was faulty, couldn't find a replacement in Pahrump, NV so I took it apart, cleaned it and greased the inner valve parts with plumbers vaseline jelly. Put it back together, works great ever since.Found out the internal pressure valve was stuck causing the water to leak inside the trailer.
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Has anybody had a problem with the city water valve and the pressure regulator leaking? It only does it with the hot water heater turned on. Im on my second, soon to be 3rd one. The first one dripped a lot, this one is a slow drip. You can hopefully see it on bottom of valve.
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Old 11-05-2018, 04:35 PM   #9
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City water inlet leak

Happened to us last year. Took the city water inlet valve apart and tightened the four screws on the back. End of problem. Also purchased a spare on Amazon.
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City water valve leak

I tightened the four screws and added a flexible water line to eliminate the pressure from the pex line movement.
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City water valve leak

It seems to me that Airstream would consider discontinuing use of a pressure regulator since moving to pex.

In my build that uses pex and residential fixtures, I havenít used a pressure regulator for almost six years now.

That being the case, my pressure regulator can never leak or cause me problems. Sometimes maybe simpler is better.

Just my take though!
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Old 11-05-2018, 10:49 PM   #12
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Thanks for all the suggestions. I'll take it out and do somw checking and grease the insides and see what happens before i preplace with new one.
Appreciate all the help.
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Old 01-13-2019, 03:29 PM   #13
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Regulator leak

I had noticed water dripping at the rear of the left wheel well. I know there is a condensate drain at the front.
Checked the regulator and sure enough when the hot water was turned on it would leak.
In homes there is an expansion tank but not in the Airstream.
I would think you could get a small one that would fit.
I changed the regulator and so far no leaks.
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