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Old 08-26-2007, 02:51 PM   #1
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Leaks, leaks, leaks

We finally got our argosy home. It does not have any roof leaks (thankfully). We do however have 1 - leak in kitchen sink. It is coming from the facuet, which should be an easy fix. But can't get the stem off - is it easier to just replace the whole facuet? Our sorta bigger problem - shower leaks when turned on. We don't plan on using it (don't want the kids to get he floor wet in the bathroom) but it will eventually need to be fixed. Any thoughts on this? Thanks Jeff & Jen
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Old 08-26-2007, 03:19 PM   #2
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Hi - and welcome.

Faucet depends on how bad you want to keep the unit vintage. It can be repaired - I've done several of them in my 71 and for another member of The Forum. Where is the shower leaking at.
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Old 08-26-2007, 03:31 PM   #3
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Thanks for the reply. Not sure what is in there is vintage now as far as the facuet goes - so that doesn't matter. The shower is only leaking under the camper (at least as far as we can see). Possibly something with the drain? Thanks J & J
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Old 08-26-2007, 03:40 PM   #4
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The photo archives here might be of use to you. Your going to need another Argosy owner to help you with a bath drain. My guess is you'll have to drop the belly pan to get to it.
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Recently another member posted the same problem. His P-trap was cracked because it froze. It's a simplle fix once you get to it. I'm not sure how to get to it on your unit.
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Well - it would have been good to include the link....

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Old 08-27-2007, 12:18 PM   #7
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Airstream plumbing system (drinking and wash water)

Hello All. I have been thinking about purchasing a used Airstream for a long-term temporary residence and had a question about the water system. Can it be hooked up to a regular public water system or hooked up to a well-based water system? Are there any problems with the water pressure being too great for the Airstream water system? Any special fixtures required. etc., etc. Thanks!

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Water can be used from the tank or from a hose attached to the trailer. The Airstream should have a pressure regulator to protect the plumbing. Just to be safe, you could install one where the hose attaches (not to the trailer, but the water supply). This would also keep your hose from ballooning. Make sure you use an RV drinking hose. Regular hoses have a bad taste to them.
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Old 08-28-2007, 12:03 AM   #9
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The photo archives here might be of use to you. Your going to need another Argosy owner to help you with a bath drain. My guess is you'll have to drop the belly pan to get to it.
The factory calls for cuting a square out under the drain for this repair. I have two both with acess ports cut into the belly pan. You can buy a small peice of aluminum to cover it once done. No really big deal. I'm thinking of putting in a flexible rubber trap in, won't break if you forget to pour in anti-freeze into the traps.
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