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Old 09-08-2007, 09:44 AM   #1
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Water line blockage

I flush my hot water tank yearly on my 28' CCD. This time the calcium clogged some of my water lines. Just a trickle at the sink, both hot and cold water, and the shower. I've taken the lines apart under the sink, ran a thin wire through the sink sprayer, and still no running water. Any advice out there?
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Old 09-08-2007, 09:53 AM   #2
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replace or clean your aerators on your faucets.

i keep a ziplock baggie of them in my junk drawer for just such an occurance.

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I flush my hot water tank yearly on my 28' CCD. This time the calcium clogged some of my water lines. Just a trickle at the sink, both hot and cold water, and the shower. I've taken the lines apart under the sink, ran a thin wire through the sink sprayer, and still no running water. Any advice out there?
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White vinegar will dissolve the calcium, (actually most likely lime) and return things to operate like new. Take the offending part, ie shower head, faucet aereator, etc. and put them in as small a container as you can and be able to completely cover the item with vinegar. Let them soak for 24 hours, take and rinse thoroughly. If it isn't clean, repeat, then reassemble and be happy!
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Old 09-08-2007, 10:16 AM   #4
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robtan----Another place you might want to check is on the upstream side of the screen that is between the water tank and the pump. On mine, the screen was clean but the hose on the tank side of the screen was clogged with plastic cuttings from the manufacturing process; cleaned it out and have had great water flow from then on.........

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Last year I found barely a trickle from my kitchen and bathroom sinks. I flush out the hot water tank twice a year and did the normal clean out the faucet screens but this did not help. Over a period of time calcium had been building up in the bypass line attached to the lower cold water inlet on the water heater and it had backed up some 3 inches into the hose. I assume flushing out the tank also played part in this so I must remember to turn the water on to flush any that might go back into this area. Anyway, I had to take the mattress off and unscrew the wood top in order to get to these hoses with a wrench. I used a coat hanger on the flexible lower hose which I could not even blow through. That took care of the problem. I have since simplified getting to this area by adding new wood and a screw-on boat deck lid. Hope this helps.
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Old 09-08-2007, 10:59 AM   #6
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Your check valve that is connected to the HW tank may also be clogged. They don't clean very well, so I would replace it with a new, solid brass model from Camco. They have the only all-metal unit for RV use.
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White vinegar will dissolve the calcium
Those denture cleaning tablets work good also. You can throw a couple in your toilet water closets at home too

PS They go all fizzy and are also more fun to watch than vinegar.
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