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RE: Water line burst

Thanks for so many helpful responses. We were lucky that it was a T fitting that came apart in the water bay. Not easy to get at, but at least it wasn't inside the walls or in the slide. Fixed at home in the driveway in about 5 hours (We work slow). While apart, we found another fitting that was leaking. And, the 110v outlet in the water bay (domb to install one there) was sealed on the front, but the box was not sealed at the back. All fixed now. I ordered a $50 Camco regulator with a built in gauge. Not sure if that qualifies as a "good" regulator, but the next better at Lowes was oversized, $100 plus gauge and fittings. The extra cost and install time didn't look like a good way to go.
Winnipeg 11/17/19 11:24pm Tech Issues
Water line burst

We never use those little brass water pressure regulators. They cut to water flow too much. Been RVing for 20 years and never had a problem. This week when I hooked up, I noticed that we had "really good pressure", but I didn't give it a second thought. When we got back to the RV today, there was no water. Checked the valve and found that (a) someone had turned off our water, and (b) water was pouring out of the RV's water bay once we turned the water back on. water. The upside is that the break appears to be in the water bay, so with any luck there is no water damage. But, finding and fixing the break could be a challenge. We can still get "emergency water" by running the pump, but half the water dumps out into the water bay while the pump is running. We will be home in a few days and can do the repairs then. Going forward, what is the best option: a) Continue without the regulator and pay more attention when pressure is high. After all, it worked for 20 years. b) Fill the tank with campground water and then only use the water pump. I hate putting "strange" water into the fresh water tank. c) Use the regulator/campground water for most things and then boost the pressure with the pump when taking showers. What are your thoughts on this? Paul
Winnipeg 11/12/19 07:46pm Tech Issues
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