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Old 01-08-2010, 09:57 AM   #1
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Water froze up - Is there a water flow diagram available?

My water is froze somewhere in the coach. The basement is hot so I'm guessing it isn't under there. Maybe the water heater? Water will flow into the holding tank.

Any help is much appreciated!

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GT,

The best I could find for you is from the ACA website for a 2002, here.
http://www.alpinecoachassociation.co...Schematics.pdf
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It has to be frozen early in the system. None of the faucets in the house will flow water from city water or the pump.

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Old 01-08-2010, 10:43 AM   #4
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Turn off the pump. Turn off the water heater. Make sure you leave your low water drains and faucets open. Also, turn off city water supply and disconnect the city water. This will give room for ice to expand and help prevent a burst pipe. Turn off the pump.

Open all cabinet doors where plumbing might run (under sinks, etc.) and turn up the heat. Run an extra electric heater in the regular bays where water pipes might run. Then sit and wait, checking for thaw by turning on the pump every so often to check for flow. Make sure you have flow both on the hot and cold side at all locations.

When we used to be in potential freeze areas, we would always leave the doors under sinks open so that heat could get to those spaces.
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Thanks for the help!

It was frozen very close to the water source. I figured that out by turning on the outside shower (next to the hookups). When no water flowed from there, I knew it was only about 2' of line that was frozen. Thanks!

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Glad you have narrowed it down.
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