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Old 07-18-2014, 07:43 PM   #1
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Fresh water question

This is only the second time I've had fresh water coming in and have used the plumbing on 1973 Safari.

Last time I didn't have this issue but now this is happening: when the hose is connected and water is on, I get a steady stream coming out as seen in this photo. Once I turn off the fresh water, this constant flow stops so I know that's what it is.

Any idea how to fix this?

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Old 07-18-2014, 08:24 PM   #2
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Is the water coming out of the white hose/pipe? If so that is a low point drain. There will be a valve somewhere inside that controls that pipe. You need to find it and shut it off.


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Old 07-18-2014, 08:33 PM   #3
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Thanks, Landrum. I've hit every valve inside and outside but haven't found one that will stop this from flowing. Anyone have any ideas where it might be?


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OK. See photo. This is the pipe and tube but there is no valve and when we try to clamp it, it starts baking up where the plastic tube connect to the metal.


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Well......I'm not a vintage guy so maybe I should keep quiet. Does the valve in the picture down by the floor control the other tube on the bottom of the AS? I wonder if a PO removed a valve?


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Old 07-18-2014, 09:12 PM   #6
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Tanks is full and the water is coming out the overflow. There would not be any valve.
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Looks like it is coming out of the "over pressure blow off valve". It prevents the pipes from bursting when the city water pressure is over 75 lbs. When they get old they may fail. Most big hardware stores have them. I bought one for my 77 Argosy, I think the new ones are factory set at 55 lbs.
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Old 07-18-2014, 09:36 PM   #8
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Maybe I don't understand entirely. From the second I connect the fresh water it has been pouring out of this drain. I never filled the tank as far as I can tell. Last time I had the city water hose running for 24 hours and this didn't happen.


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your check valve may need replacing
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Ventport - that's got to be it. We were at a different smaller local campground last weekend and now we are at an amusement park with a bigger grounds. Turned the spigot on a fraction of a turn and we have water (albeit at very low pressure) but it's not pouring out of the drain any more. So I guess we need to add a valve to solve this situation in the future?


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And thanks to all for the quick replies and knowledge on this issue.


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Update: at a different campground today and - with clearly less water pressure here - the issue has totally ceased. Will look into adding a valve. Thanks again to all.


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Don't ad a valve, the one you have is doing it's job. When the water pressure is too high it vents the overpressure out the tube in the bellypan. If you ad a valve to stop the overpressure drain, you risk blowing a water line inside the trailer.
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Got it. Thanks, Ventport.


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