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Old 12-02-2011, 10:07 AM   #43
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Lightbulb Another thought...

I haven't seen mention of the floorcovering material in this trailer. If you (or PO) had a bad seal or leak and fixed it, could the carpet/vinyl/wood have been "wet" before? This could explain it.

Also, if the leak still remains, adding water will "re-constitute" the problem whether it is in the floorcovering, sub-floor or insulation around the tank...

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Old 12-02-2011, 10:21 AM   #44
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perry' we have poured boiling water from cooking down our sinks for years at home and I figured it helped keeping the traps clean.

Are the melted traps you have seen pvc or some other kind of plastic? What plastic is in the Airstreams? What about the hot water supply lines?

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I think the Airstreams are ABS but that may change by year. Put some boiling water in the trap and see if you can squeeze it with your fingers. Standard PVC gets soft when heated to 212F. CPVC cross linked PVC does not. ABS melts just above the boiling point of water so it will get soft as well. I don't think traps are designed for long term boiling water exposure. Most hot water is around 120F and that is usually mixed with cold water. Boiling water 212F is a different story and that is close to or above the point when most thermoplastics like PVC or ABS are going to get soft.

Now if you are using brass traps you should not have to worry.

Hot water supply lines are usually made of crosslinked PCV or crosslinked polyethylene which makes them stronger and more resistant to high temperatures.


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Friday Field Day...yes sir. Every Spring and Fall.

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I'll be in the area all day, hold the salutes....
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I'll be in the area all day, hold the salutes....

Field days were on Thursdays!
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this is a long shot but I recently pulled, toilet to replace valve and inside underside of toilet was disgusting I didn't stick my nose in it to see if it smelled but out could be your culprit


It was the seal, I removed the toilet, and the donut seal was almost gone....
But, on the bright side, after all that bleach in the tank, there was NO smell, or should I say, only the smell of bleach....

I also poured some olive oil into both tanks, and it did make opening and closing the valves easier!
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