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Old 02-11-2024, 10:34 AM   #1
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Unhappy Water Leaking Through Shower Stall Full Force

We left our Flying Cloud disconnected from the water source for a couple of months while we weren't using it, and now that we went to turn it back on we noticed two things:

- The shower head is broken - it's coming apart from the hose and no water is coming out through the hose when the faucet is opened.

- When the city water is connected, water starts leaking through the back of the shower faucet even with the faucet shut off.

It's a BIG MESS.

Has anyone experienced this? It looks like we'll need to replace a few of the parts in the plumbing connection behind the faucet. We're not super experienced in doing these things, but eager to learn and do it ourselves.
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Old 02-11-2024, 11:12 AM   #2
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Was ot winterized? You all had some really cold weather recently.
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Old 02-11-2024, 11:17 AM   #3
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Was ot winterized? You all had some really cold weather recently.
We are in Texas, so we had just a couple of days of freezing temps. We only disconnected the water and emptied the tanks. I found out the leak coming through the back of the faucet (picture attached). Thinking what would be the best solution here...
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I replaced my mixing valve last year. It wasn't leaking to the outside but the water was running out of the shower head when the pump was running. The mixing valve was not holding pressure.

I took out the crappy mixing valve that Airstream put in the Bambi and put a home Delta unit in. Just one more thing to fix on the trailer!

One thing I noticed was there were no rubbers inside the connectors so it was impossible to get a seal when the system pressurized.

I got some PEX connectors and took the rubbers off and stuck them on the water line connectors and that did the trick.

So now I have a newer mixing valve and a tight seal.
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I replaced my mixing valve last year. It wasn't leaking to the outside but the water was running out of the shower head when the pump was running. The mixing valve was not holding pressure.

I took out the crappy mixing valve that Airstream put in the Bambi and put a home Delta unit in. Just one more thing to fix on the trailer!

One thing I noticed was there were no rubbers inside the connectors so it was impossible to get a seal when the system pressurized.

I got some PEX connectors and took the rubbers off and stuck them on the water line connectors and that did the trick.

So now I have a newer mixing valve and a tight seal.
Thank you. It looks like we'll have to replace the pressure valve. The plastic screw of the plastic elbow piece broke inside the valve, and we can't get in a good position to take it off. It's such a tiny space.

We're considering the PEX connectors too!

Thank you so much for the tips.
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