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Old 09-27-2012, 07:04 PM   #1
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Total Screw Up

I have my Berk parked in its spot next to my house.... Guess what happens when you turn on your water pump so you can flush the toilet, leave it on and not realize that the faucet at the kitchen sink was slightly on... Guess what you discover two days later.... SOAKED CARPET!!!! Good grief !!!! Took lots of time/effort to correct that mess.... Thank goodness for a HUGE shop fan... Run that sucker non-stop for two days and it WILL dry everything out.... Lesson learned!!!
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Old 09-27-2012, 07:39 PM   #2
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Silver lining! - your carpet is nice and clean.
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Old 09-27-2012, 07:56 PM   #3
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Boy that's the truth.....amazing just how wet carpet can get....
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Old 09-28-2012, 05:34 PM   #4
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They are thirsty little "suckers," are they not?
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Old 09-28-2012, 05:36 PM   #5
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Could have been much worse if the toilet was the leak.
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Old 09-28-2012, 06:18 PM   #6
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I guess I'm not understanding. The kitchen faucet was dripping? ...and why would that cause the carpet to be wet?

Did the gray tank overflow by coming up through the shower drain to get the carpet wet? Or did you have a stopper in the sink and it overflowed over the rim of the sink?

So the entire fresh water tank was emptied through the dripping kitchen sink? I guess it was good that you weren't connected to city water or it would even be worse, correct?

I'm just trying to understand so we can learn the lesson and don't do the same thing.
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Old 09-28-2012, 06:51 PM   #7
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Recommendation or two for the NEXT time it happens.

1: Wet/Dry shop vac

2: one of those Carpet cleaners they call "Steam" (though they are nothing of the sourt) The ones I'm talking about use the "Hot water extraction" system. (not steam, just hot water) you don't need solution.. You just need the sucker on 'em.

Been there.. Done that.. In my case it was a busted pipe and I found it during sanitazation so the carpet was not only clean... it was disinfected!!!!!
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next time?

Never ever leave your motorhome not even for a day trip, with the shore water or the water pump on. Just shut the water off, only takes a second.
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Try to follow this.... I had the sink covers over the kitchen sinks.... The faucet was on slightly.... The water coming out of the faucet hits the sink cover and ends up on the floor then the carpet sucked it up....

Going to totally shampoo it all tomorrow....
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Did the same thing with a brand new coach while still on dealer's lot, be sure and check in all the cabinets to make sure you don't have any water in them. You may have to take drawers out to look under them.
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Try to follow this.... I had the sink covers over the kitchen sinks.... The faucet was on slightly.... The water coming out of the faucet hits the sink cover and ends up on the floor then the carpet sucked it up....

Going to totally shampoo it all tomorrow....

Okay, now I understand. Was I suppose to understand that from your opening post? All I wanted to do is to is to make sure that I don't make the same mistake as what seemed to be the purpose of your opening post.

I guess everybody, including you, thinks I'm mentally challenged.
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I guess everybody, including you, thinks I'm mentally challenged.
not really, but it sure helps at times
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This thread has got me ready to pull the trigger on this. We usually shut our water off when we leave, but sometimes forget. I am pretty sure that if we leave the remote on the dash of the car, we will always turn it off. Also, we never turn the water off when we go to bed, but a broken pipe can happen anytime.

Has anyone used one of these?

http://www.gemplers.com/product/1919...Faucet-Control
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G'mornin ALL :

As mentioned above, we HAVE gotten into the habit of shutting OFF the shore water connection WHENEVER we are leaving the rig, ...even for a short trip to..say..a restaurant, or an area Walmart etc. It's not a foolproof way of avoiding inadvertent flooding inside your rig, BUT...since we live FULL TIME in our rig, our ONLY home,....and in addition have a pet (ok, ok, THREE of em) it's just safer.....kind of like putting your awnings IN when leaving your rig even when it's a calm appearing day.

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