September 22, 2014, 08:18:48 pm
Topic: Water Leak (Read 415 times)
Helpful Rating: 28
PurchDate: May 15, 2012
Location: USA-on the go full time now
April 03, 2011, 06:21:26 pm »
FYI, if you ever notice water suddenly appearing on your floor and you can't find a leaking pipe, check your hot water tank. While getting ready for our next trip, I found water on the newly installed laminate flooring. Fearing a leak from a frozen pipe over the winter, I checked the pipes and flooring under the bed, in the bathroom, and under the sink. I found wet sawdust along the wall under the sink by the by-pass valves, but couldn't find any leaking pipes or leaks from the faucet. So I removed the partial wall and floor shelf where the factory installs the coffee pot, and found the top and bottom connections on the hot water tank were leaking. At first I thought the "plastic" elbows were leaking, but on further inspection found the leaks were coming through the pipe dope. I cleaned off the pipe compound and used teflon tape, and the leaks stopped. Probably just a freak thing, but something to keep in mind just in case.
Helpful Rating: 72
PurchDate: Feb, 6 2011. Same day Packers won super bowl
Location: Coarsegold, Ca. About 20-25 miles S/W Yosemite
Re: Water Leak
Reply #1 on:
April 03, 2011, 11:54:31 pm »
The reason I purchased and installed these Water Alarms. They are easy to install and the 9V battery should last awhile.
Insanity: Doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results.
Helpful Rating: 177
PurchDate: June 2007
Model: 2350 Ford
ExtColor: FullBody Gray
Location: Dundee, IL
Re: Water Leak
Reply #2 on:
April 04, 2011, 07:42:00 am »
Thanks for the "Head's Up".
It is nice to know the floor is protected under there with the linoleum. Small leaks caught quickly does no damage.
Ron Dittmer (wife Irene) 2007 Model 2350 Without A Slideout
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