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Old 05-12-2009, 06:37 PM   #1
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confused, need help

i have no idea what is happening but here is a description of what is going on. i had the right wheel up on a 2x4 to level the bambi. legs down to stablize the trailer. not thinking about the legs down i drove off and the leg was forced up when i came off the board. no puncture of the belly pan.

now when i turn on my hot water heater water drips out of the hose that goes from the city water hook up under the sink. am wondering why the water is doing this? the water is being fed into the hot water tank by the pump.

really lost here and appreaciate any help you can give me.



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Old 05-12-2009, 06:49 PM   #2
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So sorry to hear of your situation

I have no idea what is going wrong but I am sorry that you have this problem......a good reminder for all of us to remember to put our stablizers up before departing.....hope someone can help you soon!!!! Good luck....pj

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Old 05-12-2009, 06:52 PM   #3
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Is it hot or cold water that is dripping? You may want to try and tighten the fittings it may have nothing to do with what happened to the stand jack.

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Old 05-12-2009, 06:54 PM   #4
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Since the jack did not penetrate the pan area, the water dripping sounds unrelated. From your description, it sounds like the check valve on the city water inlet might be leaking.


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Old 05-12-2009, 07:46 PM   #5
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thanks for the replies. the water dripping is cold but only drips when the hot water heater is heating the water in the tank. this happens while not hooked up to city water. where might i find the check valve, would it be in the brass fitting under the sink?

thanks again if you can help.

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Old 05-12-2009, 10:21 PM   #6
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The heating of the water causes pressure to build inside the tank. Not high enough pressure to cause concern as the tanks are designed to handle it. However a weak pressure releif valve on the tank will leak during this pressure buildup. When you turn on the water heater, go look in the tank access panel outside. If the dripping is coming from this valve, say phew real loud. They are easy to replace (just unscrew like a spark plug). be sure to use teflon tape on the replacement's thead. They are readily available at any hardware store.

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Old 05-12-2009, 11:11 PM   #7
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If the leak you are describing is coming from under the sink at a fitting, and only when you have the hot water heater on, I bet it's a water pressure-related leak...that is, a fitting is loosened enough so that when the slight additional pressure of having the water heater on is enough to make the loose fitting leak. Try tightening the fitting under the sink to hand-tight and see if that helps. The incident with the stabilizer jacks is probably not related, unless it jolted the trailer just enough to push an "almost-loose" fitting over the edge. We periodically check all our sink fittings to make sure they haven't worked themselves loose... Good luck...and hope you figure it out! Keep us posted...
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One time we were movonga short distance, and my roomie forgot to roll up one last stableizer...I could hear it dragging underneath, but it bent and pulled it over about three inches and even that made the thing in operable...It was hard to take it out and bend it back (we had to hammer the bend out of it) and it was hard putting it back in. LIke us I bet you will remember to pull those suckers up next time.!

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