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Old 07-15-2006, 11:08 PM   #1
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Question missing connection to holding tank

My Excella '93 has a small problem- the water going from the sink into the holding tank ends up on the carpet as the pipe that goes from the sink drains and into the holding tank under the furnace ares does not align with the holding tank any longer- is there a special flexible fitting for here? I found a clamp on the holding tank neck. My husband thinks a solution would be to cut a bicycle inner tube and slip it over the pipe and into the holding tank, it would be flexible. I, with my skill, fixed it by putting a baggie over the drain pipe (must be changed very often.) Not much room to manouver here, pipe space is only about 1/4" and they are out of alignment by only about the same, but enough that the water does run out...Please help if you can!

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Old 07-16-2006, 09:03 AM   #2
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Do it right

Ouch! I hate water leaks.

Why is it not aligned. You have to fix that first. The rest will be easy.

The clamp you found on the tank neck was there for a purpose...that worked. Use it, or a good replacement. Always align the clamps for easy, future, tweaking .

I like innovation. A bicycle tube for plumbing repairs here...?

If you don't fix it right you will always have a problem.

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Old 07-16-2006, 09:17 AM   #3
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Hi Melody- Don't know why it is not aligned. I suspect PO bumped it, or over time and use it just moved a bit. Looks like they used to fit togehter tight and were held with some yellow gunk. Has anyone else had this problem? I bought a pipe connector at the RV store that was rubber and had clamps on both ends, but it would not bend small enough to slip on. Both of these pipes are rigid and gap space is very small. Should I try to cut off a pipe?
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Old 07-16-2006, 03:07 PM   #4
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Bike tube

I like his idea.. all a guy needs is duck tape!!!!!! There are plumbing couplings called no hubs or various other names. They come in a many sizes and are about 3 to 4 inches long. They have a clamp on either end and you slip one end over the pipe and slide it down enough to let the other end slip over the other pipe and then center the coupling on the two pipes and tighten the clamps. if the two pipes are too close to work the coupling between them might cut off enough of one of the pipes to allow room to work or if possible scoot one of the pipe ends enough out of align to let you slip on the coupling. They are fairly soft rubber and will flex quite a bit. Can get them at about any plumbing store or like home depot. Since your working on the sink drains if causes too much trouble can remove from pipe from the sink to give yo more room. Hope this might help. I am sure many other ideas will show up
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