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Old 11-11-2018, 05:10 AM   #1
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Steaming Hot Toilet?

I apologize upfront for the bathroom humor this topic may draw, but I am seriously beginning to think I have a bathroom water supply piping defect in my 2018 Classic 33FB. I have two primary symptoms that lead me to believe my shower and toilet are plumbed solely from the Alde hot water tank.

Symptom 1: No matter how I adjust the temperature valve on the Alde (note: I have read the forum posts and direction on loosening the screw to allow for adjustment) I cannot adjust the water temperature at the shower mixing valve. In other words, whatever temperature it is set for at the Alde temperature valve is the only temperature I get regardless of the position of the shower mixing valve. This results in unbearable nearly scalding temperatures if I engage shower boost.

Symptom 2: After a beer and bbq dinner party, I engaged shower boost for hot washing dishes. Several guests were using the macerator toilet. I heard laughter in the bathroom and a guest then called me in and demonstrated a flush that resulted in a steamy event similar to a mild geyser at Yellow Stone. There was clearly steaming hot water feeding the toilet. My guess is that we had not seen the hot geyser phenomenon prior to that time because the toilet had not been used multiple times in a short period so as to draw hot water all the way to the toilet. The hot water has not affected the function of the toilet, but I do not risk burns by flushing when seated.

Another note.....the bathroom sink, outdoor shower and kitchen sink faucets function normally providing hot to cold water as desired.

I can live with the hot geyser toilet (it is a good source of humorous conversation during parties), but the inability to adjust the temperature of water in the shower is inconvenient and literally a pain.

Your advice is appreciated.
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Old 11-11-2018, 05:26 AM   #2
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What color is the pex that feeds the toilet?
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Old 11-11-2018, 05:26 AM   #3
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Your plumbing is clearly a hot mess. Time for a warranty visit to your dealer!
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Old 11-11-2018, 05:35 AM   #4
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Be careful of that bidet thread going on.
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Old 11-11-2018, 08:54 AM   #6
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I will check the pipe color later today.
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Old 11-11-2018, 09:13 AM   #7
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I would check the position of you shut off valves under your dinette. If it didn't do it from the start (hot toilet water), it sounds like you have a valve turned to the wrong position. The manual isn't much help (at least my 2018 manual) as the diagram isn't up to date for the 33s. I would check position of winterization bypass valve. Fingers crossed.
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Old 11-14-2018, 08:25 PM   #8
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I could not figure out how to see the color of the supply line to the toilet without getting into carpentry. I also looked at my paper manuals and could not find any information for the proper Alde valve settings for the 33 classic. Without removing the bench, I cannot trace the location of lines on the Alde. I experimented with several different variations of valve settings and the only two results I got for the toilet and shower was all hot water or no water. This is very frustrating because I take a shower that is unadjustable almost scalding hot then goes cold. I hope the dealer can resolve this. The lack of manual information provided is totally unacceptable for a $120,000 investment!
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I suggest not waiting to get to the dealer, but to call Airstream directly.

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I apologize upfront for the bathroom humor this topic may draw, but I am seriously beginning to think I have a bathroom water supply piping defect in my 2018 Classic 33FB. I have two primary symptoms that lead me to believe my shower and toilet are plumbed solely from the Alde hot water tank.

Symptom 1: No matter how I adjust the temperature valve on the Alde (note: I have read the forum posts and direction on loosening the screw to allow for adjustment) I cannot adjust the water temperature at the shower mixing valve. In other words, whatever temperature it is set for at the Alde temperature valve is the only temperature I get regardless of the position of the shower mixing valve. This results in unbearable nearly scalding temperatures if I engage shower boost.

Symptom 2: After a beer and bbq dinner party, I engaged shower boost for hot washing dishes. Several guests were using the macerator toilet. I heard laughter in the bathroom and a guest then called me in and demonstrated a flush that resulted in a steamy event similar to a mild geyser at Yellow Stone. There was clearly steaming hot water feeding the toilet. My guess is that we had not seen the hot geyser phenomenon prior to that time because the toilet had not been used multiple times in a short period so as to draw hot water all the way to the toilet. The hot water has not affected the function of the toilet, but I do not risk burns by flushing when seated.

Another note.....the bathroom sink, outdoor shower and kitchen sink faucets function normally providing hot to cold water as desired.

I can live with the hot geyser toilet (it is a good source of humorous conversation during parties), but the inability to adjust the temperature of water in the shower is inconvenient and literally a pain.

Your advice is appreciated.
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