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Old 05-31-2011, 12:23 AM   #1
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Cracked pipe hard to get to. HELP.

I have a cracked pipe located behind the shower. Both shower and kitchen are on the same side. I can see the leak after I remove side panel under kitchen cab., but impossible to reach without removing entire length of cabinet. A friend suggested I remove shower but not sure how to do that. another suggested going through the bath itself. I would have to remove bath cabinet but I think I could reach it. Pretty tight with the wheel well and other pipes.
I have heard of others making an access panel in the shower itself using a dremel tool. Finally the last resort I feel would to put an access panel in the wheel well.
Can anyone tell me which is best?
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Old 05-31-2011, 04:09 AM   #2
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There may already be an access panel there. In our 1976 27' overlander, the bottom shelf in the wall cabinet next to the shower was (with some difficulty), removable, and I was able to access burst pipes behind the shower wall.

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Old 05-31-2011, 11:09 PM   #3
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1997 limited. To me the way to go would be through the bath sink but, the small opening under sink that shows the shower valve is small. Seems like I would have to take the whole sink cabinet out. Is that hard? I can try to download some pics but not sure how to put them on here.
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Old 06-01-2011, 05:09 PM   #5
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If I had a broken water pipe behind the shower on my trailer, if it didn't feed something else by way of a "T" (none of mine do), I'd just replace the pipe from access point to access point, and abandon the broken pipe if I couldn't get it out. I imagine I could get it out piece by piece. In my world, the replacement could be a flexible braided hose.

My trailer is an antique, but it's designed with access to everything I've seen yet. Of course I'm redesigning the interior and my plan includes access without removal of builtins.
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