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Old 06-26-2018, 10:23 PM   #1
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Water Draining from White Drain line When Flushing Toilet

All,

There was a previous post on the problem I ran into this weekend. A friend of mine told me that when I flushed the toilet on my 2018 30' FC Bunk water ran out of a white drain line under the AS. I thought it was some sort of pressure valve but when my wife flushed the toilet a 'LOT' of water came out of the valve, which didn't seem right..or clean. I found a previous post which seems to be the same problem and was due to a valve in the AS being left open at the factory. I have yet to get back to the AS and look for the valve and put it in the off position, but I did note on the previous post that no one responded as to what valve was used for. Has anyone figured this out?

Thanks in advance.
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Old 06-27-2018, 03:47 AM   #2
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I think that is a low point drain, somewhat hidden on your model.

The new search function above in the blue box works great, and here are the results for "30' toilet low point drain leaking" :

https://www.google.com/search?q=30%2...=airforums.com

This thread should point you in the right direction IMO:

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f542...et-155658.html

I think the water coming out of the white tube is just fresh water BTW. Does the toilet flush OK? If most of the "flush water" is leaking out via the [open] low point drain and tube, the water flow into the toilet bowl would be reduced IMO.

Good luck,

Peter

PS -- Click on orange arrow in quote to go to this post. Are the photos similar to your situation?
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Ok thorough, so I think I found what you refer to, see pics but it looks like it is open. Should it be shut? That is what I am going to do. Did you shut yours all the way or just partially?

Thanks for the help. And would I assume that when I winterize I will want to reopen?
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Old 06-27-2018, 07:16 AM   #3
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I think that is a low point drain, somewhat hidden on your model.

The new search function above in the blue box works great, and here are the results for "30' toilet low point drain leaking" :

https://www.google.com/search?q=30%2...=airforums.com

This thread should point you in the right direction IMO:

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f542...et-155658.html

I think the water coming out of the white tube is just fresh water BTW. Does the toilet flush OK? If most of the "flush water" is leaking out via the [open] low point drain and tube, the water flow into the toilet bowl would be reduced IMO.

Good luck,

Peter

PS -- Click on orange arrow in quote to go to this post. Are the photos similar to your situation?
Hi Peter,

I had seen the thread and saw the video. My question was after reading the thread, I didn't see a concrete answer but it being the flush out makes sense and what I was thinking. Thanks for the feedback.

Jason
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Old 06-27-2018, 09:33 AM   #4
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Hi Jason,

I was referring not to a video but to this photo in the post I quoted:




Is this what your setup looks like? If so, I think that one side of that white valve leads to the white tube that is dripping under your trailer [which makes this entire set up a low-point drain].

Also I did not mention any "flush out" per se, so maybe we are talking about different situations? If your setup is like the above, I would try toilet operations with the valve open and closed, to see what happens outside, as observed by a second pair of eyes.

Also, do you have a macerator toilet? That seems to be one of the variables in that other thread.

Anyway, I think I will bow out here -- I just wanted to make sure you had seen that other thread.

Good luck!

Peter
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Old 06-27-2018, 09:58 AM   #5
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I have a 30 bunk...yep...had the same issue and had a thread on it years back...photo from Otra shows it....bottom small square drawer...take it out and the drawer above it...then inside is the water pump and under that heat vent hose is the valve operating that low point drain...if it is on (it is in your case) and you flush, water just goes down that low point drain mostly vs. flushing into the toilet

Its a funny p roblem, because if you do not notice, you actually can still to a degree effectively use the darn toilet, but not to optimal level...

JC winterizes and in the process leave that low point drain open...and then the dealer never notices....and the dealers may not do the job to show you ALL of the low point drains...I think there are perhaps 5 or so on the bunk....
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I have a 30 bunk...yep...had the same issue and had a thread on it years back...photo from Otra shows it....bottom small square drawer...take it out and the drawer above it...then inside is the water pump and under that heat vent hose is the valve operating that low point drain...if it is on (it is in your case) and you flush, water just goes down that low point drain mostly vs. flushing into the toilet

Its a funny p roblem, because if you do not notice, you actually can still to a degree effectively use the darn toilet, but not to optimal level...

JC winterizes and in the process leave that low point drain open...and then the dealer never notices....and the dealers may not do the job to show you ALL of the low point drains...I think there are perhaps 5 or so on the bunk....

That seems to be the issue, I haven't been able to get to the AS yet to close the valve and test but will over the weekend and post some more pics of needed. Will also respond to AS, maybe they can send a 'memo' to their dealers.

Thanks for the response and support.
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