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Old 06-28-2015, 10:04 PM   #1
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Leaking Under Sink

Our under sink in-line water filter just started leaking water the other day. Like someone loosened the fitting for a practical joke. I replaced the filter with the winterizing bypass hose and the leak stopped. Then again this morning a slight leak which I simply tightened down more and nothing has happened today. Water supply connected at all times...

Anyone have any thoughts of have experienced this? I have such weird problems...
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Old 06-28-2015, 10:05 PM   #2
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PS- And it has me wondering what else might be leaking outside my line of sight.
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Old 06-28-2015, 10:16 PM   #3
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I had similar problems with our 2012 23FB and our 2015 25FB. In both Airstreams we had water leaks at the filter and by-pass tube connections. I have found from experience that you have to be very careful to make sure that the gasket at the connections are straight and properly seated.

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Old 06-29-2015, 05:41 AM   #4
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Interesting. Well once the season is over I may just plan to bypass the bypass then! All those 90's in there to accommodate that filter seem like a bad idea anyway. Thanks for the reply.
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My filter is bypassed and last weekend we developed a leak too. I could not find its origin. She's going in for warranty work in 3 weeks, maybe they can find it.
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Old 06-29-2015, 10:54 PM   #6
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Mine is definitely coming from the fitting that lets you screw on and off the water filter. The one closer to the front. It might be a deteriorating gasket but at 6 months old I find this very odd.
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In line filters are trouble for leaks. The vibration of travel can loosen even a tight connection.


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Old 07-01-2015, 03:05 PM   #8
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Remove the filter entirely. If you need a filter use one at your hydrant city water connection where it will be outside and easy to connect at each place you stay.


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Old 07-02-2015, 09:10 PM   #9
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Yeah, I ordered and installed a Camco in line filter for outside. I cinched down the fittings on the under sink bypass as hard as I dare go. No water in three days, knock on wood. Lousy design under there for sure. Thanks all!
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My leak was from the blacktank backflush valve leaking, fixed under warranty.
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Old 12-18-2015, 11:19 PM   #11
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Under sink leaks

All of the plumbing around the elbow of a sink is hand tightened - and on an RV that can vibrate loose. About every six months you need to re-tighten the drains.

They can't be glued because you may need to clean out hair, other clogs - or find that missing diamond from your engagement ring... so hand tightened is functional.

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A careful coating of plumbers putty will help keep things tight and leak free


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There is also teflon in a tube that's safe for pvc and it doesn't set up like glue(@HD) I've used it at home and in other plumbing repairs. I too had a little leak under AS sink. Hand tighten and check when I think of it.
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