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Old 07-09-2004, 09:36 PM   #1
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Hello I have a 1971 Safari 23 foot landyacht. We had it last 2 weekends, we have no grey water tank so we use a pail to catch the grey water, well the pail of water was blue! Argh does this mean that some black water is leaking? Also noticed water (liquid) leaking out the back end on the drive home. Not good I know, how would I go about fixing this problem? A couple other minor problems arose also, the hot water heater would not stay lit, the pilot kept blowing out, maybe I am not lighting it corectly or there is something wrong with it? As well I could get the pilot lit in the oven but that was it, the oven would not come on. Any suggestions or help here would be great. Thanks alot Dawn

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Old 07-10-2004, 12:10 AM   #2
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It is possible that the black water tank valve is leaking. Does it feel hard to open or close it? Sometimes some gunk can get in it and would need to be cleaned out. There is a groove the blade from the valve slides into and that could have something in it keeping it from closing all the way.

During driving you should always have a cap on the outlet. You will always have some liquid coming out even when the valve is working properly. The reason is since there is no gray tank there is no gray tank valve. So water from the sink and shower traps will slosh around while driving and make its way to the drain outlet.

Lighting the water heater is not too difficuilt. So as long as you get it lit your doing that right. Since your having problems with your oven as well you may have a problem with the gas system in general. Like problems with the regulator or lines. Might be a good time to have it gone through by an expert if your not comfortable with lp stuff.

Otherwise, if your sure your lp system is ok, might look at the thermocouple on the water heater.

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