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Old 07-06-2013, 05:40 PM   #1
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Default clear water drips from city connection

Water siphons from the clear water holding tank out the city connection, a few drips at a time. This also cycles the 12v pump for a short burst. Over several days (2-3) it will completely empty the clear tank. Putting a threaded hose plug in the city connection stops the leak, and pump cycling, but that is not a real fix. What causes this problem, and how do I repair it?

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Old 07-06-2013, 06:07 PM   #2
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Sounds like a faulty check valve at the city water connection.... It may have debris trapped that can be cleaned out by pressing on the check valve with your water pump on (water should exit/spray) or it may need replacing.... Good luck! Bob
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Thanks Bubbie,

That sounds like the answer! I will try to clear the valve, and if that fails, replace it. The leak started while on a trip to Yellowstone Park, and was driving me nuts.
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Water siphons from the clear water holding tank out the city connection, a few drips at a time. This also cycles the 12v pump for a short burst. Over several days (2-3) it will completely empty the clear tank. Putting a threaded hose plug in the city connection stops the leak, and pump cycling, but that is not a real fix. What causes this problem, and how do I repair it?

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King Sign Co.
The spring may be weakened and you may need to replace the unit itself. You might try placing a plug that fits a hose thread on the unit when you are using from the freshwater tank.

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Old 07-07-2013, 01:01 PM   #5
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Default City water leak

Thanks, I am currently using a threaded plug in the city water inlet fitting, and that does prevent water siphoning. I am still going to clean/replace the check valve, which seems to be the culprit.

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Default Check valve? What check valve?

It makes sense but where is it located? I don't remember seeing anything in the area of my water inlet.
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It is located on the backside of the city water inlet.

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Default Rear of inlet

That's where I'd expect it but I didn't notice anything; is it near invisible or am I again not seeing the obvious?
And while pressing it with pump on, will water spit inside or outside of the camper?

Rains have returned so I'm not out checking these things.
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Take the screen out of the city inlet and just inside behind it is the check valve. Push it in a few times with the pump on and hope that there is a particle in there that gets flushed out. The water will shot out at you so be ready.
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Hiding behind the screen. Thank you.
I'm not having this trouble but I'll keep it in mind for if'n I ever do.

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Ha, mine was dripping too so simple fix, or so I thought.
I bought a new one, installed it and it ALSO drips and does this at about the exact same rate. No, not leaking from the connection above, coming out of the check valve itself.
I will do an EX tonight and if it continues I will look for a sealing cap (which I feel it should have anyhow to keep debris out during travels)

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Ha, mine was dripping too so simple fix, or so I thought.
I bought a new one, installed it and it ALSO drips and does this at about the exact same rate. No, not leaking from the connection above, coming out of the check valve itself.
I will do an EX tonight and if it continues I will look for a sealing cap (which I feel it should have anyhow to keep debris out during travels)

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Are you talking about the check valve where the pump and city water lines connect or the check valve that is behind the screen on the hose connection?
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"Hiding behind the screen. Thank you.
I'm not having this trouble but I'll keep it in mind for if'n I ever do."

So much for keeping this tip in mind ... I just (re)read this posting - from it's beginning. I sure was surprised to see that I'd posted here, twice.

Maybe this time I'll keep it in mind. Or maybe not.
Wasting my mind away.
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