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Old 08-21-2011, 07:47 AM   #1
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OK i spoke to soon i am still having water problems with the Water filter out i have normal to good water pressure with a new water filter in the pressure in the shower and front sink is about half normal and the other two sinks about 3/4 pressure
Sorry i don't have a water pressure gauge installed
It is still much better than the old filter but takes a lot of work to get the soap off after lathering up in the shower
any one have any thoughts and yes i cleaned all the screens
Thanks for any help i will be out for a while didn't drive all the way to Nova Scotia to sit and brood.
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Old 08-21-2011, 11:40 PM   #2
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I've never gotten the same pressure out of the kitchen sink as I do the other sinks or shower. For better pressure in the shower try switching to on Oxygenics shower head. Me and a lot of other here on the forum swear by them.
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Old 08-26-2011, 04:51 AM   #3
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i dont know what size hose you are feeding your unit with but a 3/4 hose will give you more volumn also check where you connect the hose to your rig for any debris. being a plumber thats where i'd start. when all faucets are off the pressure is equalized throughout the system it really doesn't matter which faucet you open the pressure should be similar at each faucet. if not you could have a kink in the flex hose they use from each fixture that eventually is connected to the pex plumbing pipe below. (which i might add is an improper connection that can easily blow apart as i have seen and repaired several times for fellow rvers as well as in my own rig) they're are wigits in the shower head assy to restrict flow. you can remove it then give the shower head a try it will probably improve. granted you'll use more water to shower but it'll only matter when you are using your onboard water at which time most of us take a Navy shower. once you are connected to a water source and sewer it won't matter how much water you actually use. the wigit is where the hose connects to the shower head itself and can usually be picked out with a sharp object such as an awl or even the point of a 12v test light. good luck. one more quick note because of that improper connections at the flex hose i strongly recommed a pressure reducing valve (IF THE PRESSURE WHERE YOU ARE HOOKED UP DURING THE DAY SEEMS HIGH IT WILL BE EVEN HIGHER IN THE EVENING AND LATE NIGHT WHEN WATER CONSUMPTION IS LOW AND THATS WHEN YOU CAN REALLY HAVE MESS ON YOUR HANDS SHOULD ONE OF THOSE CONNECTIONS LET GO)you can get them at a plumbing supply house they are adjustable so that you can regulate the pressure. you will need adapters from ips to hose thread which you can also get at the supply house. GOOD LUCK
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OK i spoke to soon i am still having water problems with the Water filter out i have normal to good water pressure with a new water filter in the pressure in the shower and front sink is about half normal and the other two sinks about 3/4 pressure
Sorry i don't have a water pressure gauge installed
It is still much better than the old filter but takes a lot of work to get the soap off after lathering up in the shower
any one have any thoughts and yes i cleaned all the screens
Thanks for any help i will be out for a while didn't drive all the way to Nova Scotia to sit and brood.
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Old 08-26-2011, 06:10 PM   #4
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thanks all for your input and valuable suggestions now that it is all said and done seems like the biggest problem was the water pressure we were getting in Canada as soon as we got into Maine i was able to put the water filter back in the system and have plenty of pressure.
I have read that Tiffin RVs are good up to 80 psi so i don't use a pressure regulator. Any way the shower is good the toilet is working and flushing properly and all is right with the world or will be as soon as i get my Water pump replaced.
Thanks again for all your kind help
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Old 08-27-2011, 07:31 PM   #5
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Next time your at Camping World, or other RV supply store, do yourself a favor and buy a water pressure gage. Water pressure in campgrounds vary from next to nothing to 80-90 psi and as espy1949 says you DON'T want to find out in the middle of the night that the high pressure just blew off a water line fitting behind your cabinet or inside a wall. It takes less than one minute to connect the gage to the hose bib before attaching the water hose and you will at least have some idea of the local pressure.
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