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Old 07-24-2003, 11:18 AM   #1
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Fresh water tank - slow drip

No, not me - the tank! Don't listen to my wife when she talks about me like that!

Seriously, I've got a slow drip out of the drain fitting at the bottom of the fresh water tank. It looks like it's been repaired at least once before, as there's a patch panel (with some ever-so-lame rusty steel screws holding it on) right at the drain area.

Couple of questions: What is the tank material? Is it plastic, aluminum, reprocessed compressed cardboard, or what?

What's the repair consensus?

Is the largest wrenchable fitting part of the tank, or does it unscrew?

I really don't want to wrench on the wrong thing and tear out a big hole in the tank!

Thanks for all the help and advice I know I'll get!

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Old 07-24-2003, 11:25 AM   #2
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I found mine was leaking as well.

I was able to remove it by unscrewing it. I got a new fitting from the hardware store, and replaced it using teflon tape on it.

Seems to be holding so far....
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Tim,

Did you need to cut a chunk out of the floor to get to the leak?
& how can this water tank be removed if needed?

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Luckily for me, my tank output is accessable from inside the kitchen cabinet. It is below the floor, but the is an access point there.

It was a big pain to do and lots of colorful verbs were used. But I did it. I also replace all the plumbing and hoses and clamps to the water pump at the same time. As well as a new drain valve.

I only have one output from my tank. It tees off to a drain valve and the input to the water pump.
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just did mine.

don,

that hokey looking hole and patch panel are most likely from the factory.

look here

http://www.airforums.com/forum...&threadid=5206

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John hd, your first picture...

...is exactly what mine looked like, except that I don't have a separate drain petcock. Except that mine had a galvanized slash rusted 1 1/2 fitting screwed into the tank threads.

Now, in fact, a couple of hours later, I have a 1 1/2 threaded PVC plug with some teflon tape.

I also bought another setup from Homey Depot that lets me unscrew just a 1/2' plug. If I get ambitous, I'll change it over. I was a little hinkey about having anything hang down too far right there.
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