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Old 02-16-2011, 02:01 PM   #1
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Need advice on '75 Overlander w/ frozen/burst water lines

Was away for the weekend & freeezing temps burst the fresh water pipe. Not in accessible area under kitchen sink, but somewhere along the way. Is this a reasonable DIY job? Any guesstimate of dealer repair $$$?
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Old 02-16-2011, 02:12 PM   #2
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Depends where it is. I had two splits under the bed and one at the right rear corner that I could access from the rear hatch (just). I had to take the bed apart to get at the ones under it though. Time consuming but not hard. Cut out the split sections and double clamped reinforced hose on the pipes. Will do until I replace the whole shebang some day. So first find the leak(s)...............Phil.
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Mine had copper in it that was not leaking, but had been frozen at some point(s). I have removed it all except the regulator and the crossover. Camper trailer plumbing is a DIY job for me. I plan to replace mine with PEX.
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Couple of tips. Use PEX don't try to fix old copper pipe. And, pressurise the system with AIR not water for testing purposes. Use a spray bottle with a little dish soap added, spray on any suspect joints and you will see plenty of bubbles if there is a leak.
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