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Old 04-19-2017, 01:58 PM   #1
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What is it?!

I'm working on restoring a 81 Excella Motorhome

Best guess I have heard from an old timer at the Central Trailer Supply in Albuquerque (highly recommended btw) is an on demand water heater?

I'm hoping it is a fancy drink mixer to go with the blender

pic 1 is 5 buttons next to sink

pic 2 is wires running to a box under sink, with 10 tubes running from the top (connection to 110v power not pictured)

pic 3 is close up of connection

pic 4 is the faucet where 5 of the tubes go, the other 5 are not connected to anything (maybe water at one point?)
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Old 04-19-2017, 02:08 PM   #2
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That's got me stumped. Haven't seen anything similar in a Classic MOHO. It looks factory installed by the buttons in the counter top, do you know if the counter top has ever been replaced? Do you have the built in blender thing? Where do the five tubes going to the faucet terminate?

That's a good one!

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Old 04-19-2017, 02:12 PM   #3
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Don't know if counter has been replaced, but appears to be original. It does have the blender. The five tubes in the faucet: terminate in the faucet, they are just stuck in there.

I know, super weird!
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Old 04-19-2017, 02:15 PM   #4
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Possible a 5-flavor soda pop dispenser system? That would explain the 5 tubes just 'stuck' inside the auxiliary faucet...

Where do the ends of the tubes that go to 'other than the box' end up? I bet they used to connect to something that held the soda...

And what's inside the box where the wires terminate? If its a solenoid valve connected to a button that would be a serious clue.
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Old 04-19-2017, 02:18 PM   #5
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the 5 tubes not in faucet are connected to nothing

inside the box are 5 capacitor looking thingys (technical term) as seen in pic 3. Each has 2 tubes coming from the top, one to the faucet, the other to nothing.
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the 5 tubes not in faucet are connected to nothing

inside the box are 5 capacitor looking thingys (technical term) as seen in pic 3. Each has 2 tubes coming from the top, one to the faucet, the other to nothing.
Any wires from the buttons going to the capacitor-like thingies?
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Old 04-20-2017, 07:47 AM   #7
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yes, first pic is the wires running from the buttons to under the box

next is the tubes running up into the faucet
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