I decided recently that I was ready for a restoration, so I got myself a 73 Sovereign
. Then I had to go away on a job and thought, why stay in hotels when I have an airstream now? So here I am, living in one PRE-restoration, and learning very well all it's little quirks.
When I hooked it up to water for the first time, water gushed out the back end under the water heater. (rear bath model) Unable to really get in there and fix things under the shell I've come up with this solution: New electric instant water heater inside.
The hose hooks right to it and then the "out" lines goes out my window and into the back compartment under the window. I found the hot/cold lines there, disconnected them from the part that would go to the old water heater, and connected them to my new one. The existing lines tee off to go to the sink, then the shower, and then up front to the kitchen. Great. It works now.
Problem, there are leaks in the kitchen that I don't have the tools to fix right now. Solution, I cut the lines in between the shower and the kitchen and capped them off.
Everything worked well for about 10 minutes and then the shower pressure suddenly died as I was running it. Am I breaking some rule of plumbing by capping them off? The pressure in the sink is still good. Would my shower knob fail suddenly like that? It's affecting both hot and cold.
This is just a temporary fix until I gut it all, but for the time being I would very much like a shower...