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Old 06-25-2013, 09:44 AM   #41
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have my fresh water holding tank full; initially so full that water dumped onto the camper floor thru the tanks air vent (it wasn't connected to anything/just laying on the floor). Found and fixed that real quick.

I'm thinking later today I'm gonna try reinstallation and try yet again. This time I'll try and insert water onto the delivered side of the pump line by ... dumping water into an open spigot and see if it'll feed back to the pump. I read where that worked for someone on google.

Additionally, what another suggested - and that I'll attempt - is sucking air (tools required: strong lips) from the nearest spigot while the pump is running.

And I'll carefully fill the tank to near max so it won't have to draw so far.

Nothing to lose.
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Old 06-25-2013, 10:01 AM   #42
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If the pump is functioning properly and everything is hooked up right, the pump should prime itself.
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Old 06-25-2013, 11:19 PM   #43
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After a week of watching from the outside did your gmail thing and now I'm in with a new name of course.
Glad to see that you have worked your way through so many things. I'm thinking that your really going to enjoy things when it's all over said and done.
Good Luck on the water lines.

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Old 06-26-2013, 07:10 AM   #44
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I guess it should be noted by potential new forum users, you can't use Hotmail to join this site. Also noted, gmail does work.

I finally received notice that my new pump is in the mail (due Thur.) so I abandoned my plans to suck the water up. I'm not sure I would have had enough horse-power (or stamina) for the job.
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Old 06-26-2013, 12:04 PM   #45
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Default That was quick

I received my shipping notice yesterday and this morning, around 0930, the new pump was delivered. By 1030 it was pumping water.

NOTE: contrary to what it says this is not a direct replacement to my original one, just close; both the water inlet and outlets are physically higher up, perhaps 1/4 to 1/2 inch.

Had my original install used flexible plumbing (instead of hard) it wouldn't have mattered. As it was, I wrestled it into place then somewhat screwed it down. A bit noisy this way but it'll do for now, especially since I likely won't be using tank water.

First final note, before I attempt to re-plumb it correctly I'll just try and stuff absorbing material around it (and the pipes).

Second final note, the entire system is now cooking with chlorinated water, to include the hot lines.
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Two things you can do for pump noise. Place a thick rubber mouse pad between the pump and the floor, and add the flexible faucet type supply lines between the pump and the attached lines. Get ones that are long enough to put a complete turn in without the danger of them kinking.
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Old 06-26-2013, 04:03 PM   #47
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Twice now I've now flushed the lines and drained/re-filled the storage tank. What I've observed is that the pump is only noisy when I draw just a trickle of water, using more (and there's plenty of it) actually allows it to run quiet.

All this draining/flushing filled up the gray water tank. Knowing I just checked it out the other day I simply drained it in place, w/o the sewer hose.

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Old 06-26-2013, 04:09 PM   #48
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Default Last check out item (I think)

was the oven. It too appears to have never been used.

I figured out how/WHERE to light (and retain) the pilot then attempted to heat it up. The pilot blew out - I'm guessing because I had the door open trying to watch it?

Try once again, lite the pilot, wait a bit, close oven door and again turn the oven to cooking temp. Check in again after a few min and the oven was heating up.

Gas now off, as it's now the wifes department. We don't use the oven at home much so likely it'll not be used too much.
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Glad to see that you have taken care of most of your projects. We are just getting started on ours.

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Default Thinking back to a few posts ago

the one with a picture of his trailer in the SNOW reminded me that I've yet to check out my heater(s). I believe that'll have to wait a few months.

I also have to repair my leaking black tank. Maybe a hot glue gun will take care of it (Grin).
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