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Old 05-09-2008, 01:00 PM   #1
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I had started a thread earlier on this but I am now smarter so I'm trying again. This is a picture of the No-Fuss-Flush system from the Alpine manual. From my analysis, it seems that my "Vacuum Breaker w/ check valve" (#3) is non-functional and needs to be replaced. Unfortunately, when I look behind the utility panel, that valve seems to be buried up somewhere inside the coach and is not accessible from the outside. Sounds like a good question for WRV, however...

Does anyone have any idea how to get to that check valve? Can one disconnect the unit at points 1 and 5 and remove the whole section to do the replacement?
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I had started a thread earlier on this but I am now smarter so I'm trying again. This is a picture of the No-Fuss-Flush system from the Alpine manual. From my analysis, it seems that my "Vacuum Breaker w/ check valve" (#3) is non-functional and needs to be replaced. Unfortunately, when I look behind the utility panel, that valve seems to be buried up somewhere inside the coach and is not accessible from the outside. Sounds like a good question for WRV, however...

Does anyone have any idea how to get to that check valve? Can one disconnect the unit at points 1 and 5 and remove the whole section to do the replacement?
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Old 05-09-2008, 01:19 PM   #3
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I believe I was able to access mine with the kitchen slide closed, been a while though.
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I know I have a nemar, but I found mine under the bathroom sink cabinet. Try searching inside all of your cabinets.

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Hello Jerry:

On my 2001, 38' the Vacuum Breaker w/ check valve was located near the water heater. I had to remove the panel under the pantry to access the water heater and located the Vacuum Breaker w/ check valve. Once the panel was removed I found the valve coming through the floor and I replaced it with a one way medal check valve.
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Dave,

I took off the panel and found the vacuum breaker. It's behind the water heater and is about a foot above the bottom of the back of the drawers between the shower and the drawers. I had to use a flashlight and mirror to find it. I cannot imagine how ANYONE can get to that thing without removing the shower... but I'm sure there must be another way.

I was told that the vacuum breaker operated as a flow regulator and that I could hook the hose directly to the input at "5" as an iterim solution.
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