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Old 01-03-2009, 11:22 AM   #1
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My shower starts out with sufficient flow but soon slows to a dribble. Happens on city or tank hook up and isnt improved by the pump. I suspect the internal regulator is clogged or broken. can anyone with a similar coach tell me if the regulator is accessible at the water fill/dump bay or close by the water pump? 2001 Dynasty 350

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My shower starts out with sufficient flow but soon slows to a dribble. Happens on city or tank hook up and isnt improved by the pump. I suspect the internal regulator is clogged or broken. can anyone with a similar coach tell me if the regulator is accessible at the water fill/dump bay or close by the water pump? 2001 Dynasty 350

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Old 01-03-2009, 01:33 PM   #3
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Does this also happen at other faucets?
Does this happen only when using hot water?

You might try each fixture on hot only, then cold only . . to see if the slowing to a dribble happens in those cases.

Some faucets seem to be temperature sensitive, after the hot water gets there they close down, restricting the flow somewhat.
My new-just-last-week tub/shower faucet has introduced that problem for me - - I need to open the valves further after the water temperature rises, and re-balance the temperature.
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Old 01-04-2009, 03:51 AM   #4
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thanks for the reply David. I'll try what you suggested. Are you talking about the valves on the Monobloc gadget? And flow , not temp seems to be the issue.Do you know where the built in pressure regulator is? I read somewhere it can get dirty and restrict pressure too much
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Sorry, I do not have a Monaco -- so I do not know the specifics (hence the generic reply above).

I was only thinking about the "end user" valves/faucets.
When the tub/shower faucet gets warm (because the hot water has arrived), it reduces the flow (in my case).

Typically I think of a pressure regulator being only on the input from the city water supply (since the internal pumps are self regulating). So I would not expect the pressure regulator to be part of the problem when you are using your internal pump.
I would expect to find a pressure regulator immediately after the point at which you connect the outside water supply hose.
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Old 01-04-2009, 05:15 AM   #6
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Don't know the rig you have, but if it hot water only, their is a one way valve on the back of you water heater that may be going bad. It is part of the winterization system.
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Old 01-04-2009, 01:47 PM   #7
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If this happens on city water and pump, I would not think it was the pressure regulator, as that is typically only in line with the city water connection. If I read the symptoms correctly, it sounds like a restriction - pressure builds up downstream of the restriction, and when water is used, and the supply can not keep up because of the restriction. Turn off the shower and the pressure builds up again. Rinse and repeat.

Should be easy enough to tell if it is just a shower issue, or if it affects the other outlets in the coach - bathroom sink, toilet, kitchen sink, shower, outside shower. If it affects all of the outlets, it is something close to the source. If it is only the shower, it is in that specific circuit.

One of the first things I would check is the outside shower. I have seen very odd things happen with water pressure if the outside shower faucet is turned on, but the sprayer head is turned off. Even a little bit of "on" can cause oddness. Take a look there and make sure that both knobs are all the way off.



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