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Old 12-05-2011, 09:36 AM   #1
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Water dripping from overflow

A problem has developed recently. While hooked up tp City Water, I've noticed water dripping slowly from my water tank overflow outlet. When I drain a little water from the water tank, the dripping stops for a short time, but soon starts up again. My "newbie" status has me buffaloed.
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Old 12-05-2011, 09:52 AM   #2
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The overflow means it's full. When you're connected to city water are you directing the water into your tank or is the valve showing "normal'?
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your water pump could be leaking past the valves.or the water diverter valve that fills the water tank could be leaking. Make sure all the water control valves are turned off completely.
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I have a lever that 's labeled "City Water Serve", and it's in the proper position. It appears to me that my City Water goes through my tank and keeps it constantly full. My coach is a 2005 National Tropical T370, and unfortunately, I bought it used and have no manuals that show anything about te water system.
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I'll check all of the Valves and get bacvk with y'all. Thanks for your responses.
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Old 12-05-2011, 10:34 AM   #6
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Recently my drain valve for the fresh water tank started dripping. Newmar uses the same type ball valve for fresh water fill, if it was leaking it would fill the fresh water tank. Maybe your fresh water fill valve has started leaking? It only would take a small leak for the tank to fill after a few hours.
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Even though your "City Water Serve" valve is in the correct position does not mean that it can't leak. I had the same problem and after replacing the leaky valve found that if the old one was backed off slightly it would have sealed. The replacement valves are inexensive but a bear to get at to replace.

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I have a similiar problem, but my water tank is NOT full. It's only about 2/3 full. During the last couple visits to RV parks, I hooked up to their water supply with the valve positioned to the city water position. I noticed that the drain in the tank bay after a day or so started dripping and the carpet in the compartment next to the tank bay (which is not accessible that I can see) gets wet spots. Trying to figure out how to find the leak source.
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A problem has developed recently. While hooked up tp City Water, I've noticed water dripping slowly from my water tank overflow outlet. When I drain a little water from the water tank, the dripping stops for a short time, but soon starts up again. My "newbie" status has me buffaloed.
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Are you talking about the overflow on your fresh water tank or the pressure relief valve on your hot water tank?
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Are you talking about the overflow on your fresh water tank or the pressure relief valve on your hot water tank?
Exactly what I was thinking. Mine leaks a little if it's cold outside ( sometimes ).
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We had exactly the same problem recently. Someone on this site suggested the park water pressure was to high and "forced" water past some of the valves. IT WAS..... No more problems after acquiring a whole house water pressure reducer (adjustable) at Lowes (or Home Depot).
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It's the overflow for the fresh water.
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So Darrel, are you saying that if I back the valve off a we bit, it just might stop dripping ?
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Try switching the valve back and forth a few times. Mine did it once and that helped mine. Could be stuck just a little.
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