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RE: One way valve on hot water in shower

Nice job! I'm definitely going to add this solution to my article. Would you mind if I use the pictures you posted? My readers would surely appreciate it. Go ahead, but you should also link to the check valve posted in the first response to my question. The push to connect fitting you have linked is just a coupler, the one linked in this thread is a check valve.
arcsum68 12/07/20 08:45am Tech Issues
RE: One way valve on hot water in shower

And no! I have not yet taken it for a test drive, maybe I just need to go out there now and get clean. :)
arcsum68 12/06/20 06:58pm Tech Issues
RE: One way valve on hot water in shower

If I’m ever in an extreme water conservation setting and don’t even want to waste the water that’s lost waiting for the hot water to reach the thermostatic faucet, I just catch that first bit in a clean container and dump it back in the water tank after showering. Sorry to see that the first one was defective for you. I may have been lucky with mine, but its given me no problems. I tried to make it clear in the topic I posted the link to that I wasn’t really recommending THAT particular thermostatic mixing valve because of its unconventional installation requirements that worked for my camper, but I was 100% recommending a thermostatic mixing valve. I hope you have better luck with the second valve. :):) I cannot thank you enough for replying to my post! I literally have never come up with that valve in any of my searches. It's so crazy how many things I end up buying that Amazon does not return in my searches even despite copy and pasting the exact title of the item. Yes I had a complication, but these days I expect that, and it was super duper cheap and of course Amazon made it right very quickly. If it lasts a few years I wont be upset, but that will of course mean having to reconfigure everything. I also thank you for bringing up something I hadn't even considered that happened to solve more problems than I knew I had. As for the install, I like mine a little better too! But I would literally have nothing if you had not have blazed that trail and took the time to post!
arcsum68 12/06/20 06:56pm Tech Issues
RE: One way valve on hot water in shower

On to the project. Parts laid out. I originally wanted to use the factory nuts because they spread out and get really tight, but ended up having to use conduit nuts and a spacer made of 3/4" PVC that fit perfectly over the nipples (giggity). The cutting board is key IMO, you can find it on Amazon for $15 but I paid $3 at my local Big Lots and it was the perfect width. This left me with 3 factory finished edges on the top and sides, the bottom edge where I cut you will never see. https://i.imgur.com/poR3QiB.jpg I used my old assembly as a guide to drill my holes and then marked a center line for where to cut for the new fixture. https://i.imgur.com/wVwf96M.jpg A 7/8 inch spade bit was almost perfect, just a touch too big. This type of spade bit is not ideal since it has no wood to grab into, but I didnt have 7/8 in a regular one. https://i.imgur.com/YMPoIDV.jpg Heres a shot of the inside before using teflon tape. https://i.imgur.com/J0JsHuR.jpg And another shot of the almost completed assembly https://i.imgur.com/VUpe8EZ.jpg I know many of you were looking for studs or adding a backer to support the new valve, but in my configuration that was going to be very tricky to accomplish. Instead I used speed nuts and then finished up with some stainless allen bolts. This feels like it is more than sufficient to hold up the valve. Here is the completed job after caulking. I would say it looks very good with the only real imperfection being where the faucet attaches to the cutting board having dug into the plastic a little when I was tightening it. I doubt anyone will ever notice that its anything but a professional installation, but then again, not sure I really care. This is for me and I very much look forward to enjoying it and cannot thank yall enough for providing me with several options and details on how to solve this issue. https://i.imgur.com/XikBcw3.jpg
arcsum68 12/06/20 05:53pm Tech Issues
RE: One way valve on hot water in shower

I’ve been lurking on this thread waiting for someone to mention theShowermi$er, but no one has. It does exactly what the OP wants IIRC. This is very interesting, but pretty prohibitive in my rear back trailer with no access. I could probably do it, but there would definitely be some foul language involved. The one added benefit I had not even considered was the thermostatic valve that will constantly adjust temp as needed, loved that idea. I will definitely share this, and if I ever get the courage to do it, this could be a good addition in the future. Appreciate you sharing this.
arcsum68 12/06/20 05:38pm Tech Issues
RE: One way valve on hot water in shower

Hey arcsum68, It seems like you already found a solution. However, I recently wrote an article about this problem. Maybe it can still help you in a way. This is the article I'm talking about: https://www.linktonature.com/rv-water-blast-fix/ Hope this makes it clear to you :) Storm Thank you, came across that video after I posted, excellent info but ultimately I felt the thermostatic valve was better for me.
arcsum68 12/06/20 05:36pm Tech Issues
RE: One way valve on hot water in shower

Got decently far today, before I realized that the valve itself was bad. Not deterred, just delayed, typical Chinese manufacturing. Pay less now and pray for the best. In my case, I needed a valve that was narrower than most because of my corner shower and there was not much to choose from. Having the bad one to plop in there I realize now could go bigger, but it would look odd so I will give this one another chance. Is there a way to attach pics, or a recommendation for who can host? The service I used to use now requires a paid account.
arcsum68 12/02/20 06:58pm Tech Issues
RE: One way valve on hot water in shower

Ordered THIS after discussing the options with the wife. We both like the valve idea, though I do believe the one way valve and an actual shutoff valve would have worked. The shutoff is the secret, otherwise the cold water will just fill up the hose, especially if the cutoff is right at the faucet instead of the end of the hose.
arcsum68 11/30/20 04:16pm Tech Issues
RE: One way valve on hot water in shower

Hmmm, looks like this guy did it without having access to the rear. This sounds SUPER appealing. I am going to investigate, but I really like this idea. https://wackypup.blogspot.com/2019/09/best-low-cost-luxury-mod-upscale-rv.html
arcsum68 11/30/20 12:51pm Tech Issues
RE: One way valve on hot water in shower

I tried most of the “All you have to do is just.........” suggestions given here, with very little improvement. I say “most” because when you dry camp as often as we do, and only have a 30 gallon fresh water tank, dribbling the water works against our need to stretch every resource needed to extend our stay. What finally fixed it for me was a Thermostatic Shower Mixer Valve. :):) I mostly dry camp as well, and my trailer only has 40 gallons fresh water. It's really the one negative thing I have to say about the trailer so far, very small amounts of fresh and gray water storage. Even 50 gallons each would have been very much appreciated. I love this idea, but I think I will be pretty limited since I have no access from the outside. The only place I can do anything from, is the inside of the shower at the valves or maybe inline. There is an access panel for the water heater/heater, but I havent opened it up yet. In the video I watched the guy had a room behind the shower and cut into the wall so the check valve was right at the controls.
arcsum68 11/30/20 12:36pm Tech Issues
RE: One way valve on hot water in shower

Are you having a problem with the cold water blast in the shower or does the one way valve just seem like a good idea. Many RV water heaters already have a check valve at the exit line, it's possible yours already has this. Does your RV shower head should continue to dribble water out of it even when you flip the switch off.. Thanks all for answering. I get a cold blast every time, so it seemed like a good idea. If mine had such a valve, would this not be an issue or is what I have about as good as it gets? Pretty minor complaint, just trying to make things nicer. I have an Oxygenics shower head and it does indeed dribble when turned "off".
arcsum68 11/30/20 11:28am Tech Issues
One way valve on hot water in shower

Hi, I am not able to find what I am looking for and was hoping someone could point me to some literature or instructions on adding a one way valve to the hot water side of the shower valve. I watched a video awhile back where they mentioned they did this, but offered no details. Per the video when you use the switch on the showerhead to shut off flow, the cold water will back fill into the hot water side since the pressure is greater and thats why when you turn it back on it will be cold for a few seconds. By adding a one way valve to hot water side that cold water cannot get into the hot water side. Any recommendations on how to accomplish this?
arcsum68 11/29/20 12:38pm Tech Issues
RE: Oven Going Out / Thermocouple

Hey all, got it all working perfectly now. I replaced the pilot assembly for $15 and I could immediately tell just from the pilot that it was different. The pilot light was much stronger. Fired it up and let it run for about 45 minutes without any issues. The part was $15 and arrived earlier than expected from Amazon. Install was pretty straight forward, removed the "diffuser" (4 screws) and 2 screws held on the burner and pilot assembly. Took me about 15 minutes. Thank you all for your help as usual, great community here.
arcsum68 11/29/20 12:10pm Tech Issues
RE: Oven Going Out / Thermocouple

Suburban was not much help. The only thing they brought up was that the manifold/gas valve in mine was changed the following year. Apparently the newer version has a square tube and the gas valve was changed. I really cannot see that being the issue, I can have all 3 burners on and the oven with nice blue flames. Gas delivery to the entire system is not a problem. I am going to order the pilot assembly and see where that takes me.
arcsum68 11/24/20 09:39am Tech Issues
RE: Oven Going Out / Thermocouple

Your problem is the Pilot goes OUT after the first time the main burner comes on and cycles OFF after the Oven has reached preset temp. NO ADJUSTMENT OF THE PILOT IS NEEDED. I have yet ever adjusted a Oven Pilot light flame in 41 years. They are usually dirty or clogged. NOT the problem in your case. In older Ovens this type problem was fixed by replacing the Oven Temp control assbly. But, in newer ovens it is a defective Pilot assbly, usually. There are 2 things that fix your problem. Doug 1. Defective Oven tstat 2. Defective Pilot assbly I 100% agree, which is why I was not going to adjust it. After doing some additional reading I believe there is a problem with the pilot orifice getting hot and constricting the flow of gas. Looks like it's a $15 part, but I am going to call Suburban today and see if they can confirm this and check for any other TSB's and/or recalls.
arcsum68 11/24/20 08:22am Tech Issues
RE: Oven Going Out / Thermocouple

OK, usable data! Knowing what I have learned (thanks all) I went ahead and fired it up and recorded everything with the door open. Great idea right? Well my phone overheated and didn't save any of it, and no it was not IN the oven! I am not sure how long it took, but when I checked at 17 minutes the pilot was flickering and popping. I did get a smaller clip of it that I can share if anyone wants to see it. I figured I would let it go, because I wanted to see if it would stay lit, it did. At about 25 minutes I figured I would close the door, I knew it would inevitably go out so I sat there and listened to it. Sure enough, within a minute I heard it stop popping and opened the door to watch the main burner stop shortly after. Thermocouple is obviously fine and the issue is the pilot. I did notice that there is actually an adjustment, I was looking in the wrong place. I am going to call Suburban tomorrow to see if there are any known issues before I go trying to adjust the pilot, but I am pretty sure either the pilot light is too small or there is an issue with the regulator. If anyone has an good info, feel free to share. I will post back either way.
arcsum68 11/23/20 06:09pm Tech Issues
RE: Oven Going Out / Thermocouple

Sorry, totally should have mentioned that. Suburban SRNA3SBBE After lighting the Pilot the thermocouple should be directly over the pilot flame....it is what heats the thermocouple and allows gas control to send gas to burner based on oven knob setting/thermostat When oven temp is reached the Main Flame should NOT go out...should diminish in size --- normal for this type of thermostat and this flame size will maintain a constant temperature with in the oven. If oven temp drops below setting then thermostat will increase Main Flame size to bring oven temp back up Pilot flame.....heats thermocouple Main flame size increases/decreases until oven knob is turn back to Pilot position OR OFF (which secures Pilot Flame also) So is Pilot Flame heating thermocouple? Does Main Flame stay lit...just change sizes? Thanks OB, I learned all about thermocouples a handful of years back when I was having an issue with my water heater. RV oven problems are new to me, but I understand how the thermocouple itself works. The pilot IS heating the thermocouple, it has to be or the oven would never light, at least that's the way I understand it. I did read people saying they adjusted theirs by tweaking the mounting assembly, but mine seems to be setup fairly well, I will take another look though and maybe try to get a picture. I have not sat there and watched the flame, yesterday when I was troubleshooting it stayed lit for over 15 minutes, so it's not something that happens immediately. Also not sure how I would know if the flame gets lower, I would have to have the oven door open and I doubt it would ever get to temperature like that. Maybe I could throw a heat gun on the thermostat to see what happens?
arcsum68 11/23/20 04:35pm Tech Issues
RE: Oven Going Out / Thermocouple

Need Brand and Model of Oven. There is a non published TSB on I believe Atwood ovens where the problem is what you describe and it involves replacing the Pilot assbly. NO adjustments would fix this problem. Doug Suburban SRNA3, sounds like this is not an issue for mine, but thanks for mentioning it. I did hear about some recalls for my brand but havent found anything specific.
arcsum68 11/23/20 01:14pm Tech Issues
RE: Oven Going Out / Thermocouple

Thermocouples either work, or they don't. The nut holding it to the gas valve may be loose, causing intermittent loss of connection. Use a wrench to just snug it up. Thanks, I did that as part of the troubleshooting steps following the other threads, no change after doing that.
arcsum68 11/23/20 01:12pm Tech Issues
RE: Oven Going Out / Thermocouple

Nice that you have a pristine 2014 ! Brand/Model of stove/oven would be more helpful to resolve your issue Could be low LP Pressure (oven have their OWN LP Reg set to 10"WC under stove top cover) Could be pilot light issue Could be thermocouple and or connection Could be.... Brand/Model ??? Sorry, totally should have mentioned that. Suburban SRNA3SBBE
arcsum68 11/23/20 01:10pm Tech Issues
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