Today I was offloading the on board fresh water from holding tank I had put Clorox in to clean it up in our 76 Sovereign
. Water has been stored in it for two years sitting up. Water comes out clean with no residue I can detect.
Water pump turns on and runs maybe 3 minutes and shuts off even with water running full time but takes a while. Turned on water and ran it a little and pump started up again, ran a short while and shut off.
Rig has been sitting up several years.
I see water running through a round device with what appears to be stainless steel screen inside. It gets half way up the clear lens while running. Has a sticker on it that says PAR. Anyone know what PAR means?
The on board water filter has been bypassed and has no cartridge filter in it.
Basically how long should it take to pressure up the water system with the onboard pump assuming nothing is turned on?
When pump shuts off how long should it hold the pressure if no faucets are opened?
I am assuming if it holds the pressure then the pressure switch is OK?
And the pump is OK?
Water seems to circulate and run fine kitchen sink, to Thetford, basin etc using on board tank.
I just ordered a new voltage converter today for it and was thinking the pump would be replaced next but it seems to work?????
Then again this is only AS I have ever been in and I don't know what to expect from a older unit. I had three burst copper lines and one CPVC that had a four inch crack in pipe. A PO had it replumbed in rear compartment years ago. I patched the CPVC with Waterweld and Marinetex. Replaced the fill line for the Thetford with 3/8" Tygon tubing run to the original 3/8 copper pipe I cut off just past the valve and the Tygon snugged right up.
Used high pressure heater hose to repair the 3/4" copper line and holding fine.
Down the road I plan on redoing entire system with PEX.