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Old 05-08-2016, 03:59 PM   #1
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It leaks

So, before heading out for the first time this year in our 2015 FC 27, I decided I should replace the under kitchen sink inline water filter. Easy peasy, just unscrew it, get a new one, and screw it back in. Only I lost one of the little washers on one end and it leaked. But I got a new washer, put it in, tefloned taped it to heck and gone, and managed to move the leak to the white cold water pipe with the copper band that attaches to a 90 degree elbow thingie. Anyway, it's leaking at the elbow by the copper band connector thing. Is there any easy way for me to fix it or should I just make an appointment with my dealer. I gotta say, my wife is real underwhelmed with me right now.

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Old 05-08-2016, 04:29 PM   #2
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I gotta say, my wife is real underwhelmed with me right now.

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Oh man, I've been there. Hang in there. It will get better.
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Old 05-08-2016, 05:18 PM   #3
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I hate those things. They couldn't have put mine in a worse place. I got bloody knuckles the first time I tried to remove the by pass hose to install the filter. I put the by pass hose back in and now I use an inline filter on my garden hose. It works great.
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Funny, I just commented on another leak. See my message in this thread, and another interesting response right after me.

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f44/...-a-150493.html
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Old 05-09-2016, 04:18 PM   #5
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You can get a small, portable pex crimping tool at a good hardware store and carry it with you in the Airstream. It is usually said that if a pex crimp leaks just replace it. Some of those fittings are hard to reach, I had one that wasn't crimped enough so put the tool on there and crimped it some more, no further leaks. Easy.
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You also should have gotten a "bypass hose" in your Airstream package (assume this is a new coach) that you can try. It replaces the filter and is a good starting point for leak detection and elimination around that $&%# filter .

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Thanks for the replies. I can see where it is leaking, a slow drip that is coming from the cold water line that goes to the undersink filter that I just replaced. It's not leaking at the filter though, it's coming from a joint at the 90 degree elbow just before it gets to the filter. So those copper looking bands are a pex thing? Sounds like I need some of the bands, and the tool.

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Old 05-20-2016, 07:33 PM   #8
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Fixed under warranty by Airstream Adventures NW in Gladstone.



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