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Old 04-19-2019, 01:21 PM   #1
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Aqua hot overflow clear hose should be replaced

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I would suggest everyone check the overflow tube from the top of the aqua hot to the overflow bottle. They used a clear hose not capable of handling 200 degree coolant

Mine was brittle and broke. A friend who has a 2018 Aspire his just broke.

Go to the auto parts store and purchase 30” of 5/8” radiator hose and buy 2 stainless hose clamps.

This is a problem waiting to happen.
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I had to replace ours back in 2016. Amazed they are still using the same hoses.
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Philnail, what make and model coach do you have? Or, what Aqua hot model do you have? Thanks.
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Old 04-21-2019, 05:26 AM   #4
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Mine broke just a few weeks ago. I cut it shorter and reattached it. I really need to replace it before it happens again.

5/8"???
sounds big.
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Lowe's sells the 5/8 nylon braided clear tubing by the foot that worked great. It will take the heat and not get brittle and crack. I was told by Daren Hathaway, top Aqua Hot Tech, the factory hose should be replaced no longer than a year old. If it's discolored replace, he referrers braided, but carries the clear as that is what Aqua Hot supplies, and it rolls up easier to fit in the truck.
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philnail, Chuck,

Thanx for the heads up and info on the hose replacement. I purchased the braided hose fm. Lowes and next time at the Coach will replace it.
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Small world. Just found a puddle of boiler fluid under mine yesterday - hose looked just like the above photo. 5/8” ID _is_ the correct size.
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Chuck I would suggest using radiator hose for the replacement as it can handle the temperature. Cost at auto parts was around $7.
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Small world. Just found a puddle of boiler fluid under mine yesterday - hose looked just like the above photo. 5/8” ID _is_ the correct size.
Yes it is 5/8".


Phil, I kept the clear hose as I was having so much problem with sludge, I wanted to see if any new fluid going into the unit was changing color. With the heater hose, I could not monitor that. With the problems I had in the past, the first signs of discolored fluid I will change it to Camco Pink. Lucky the 7 hours of flushing ended my problem, but I needed a clear hose to monitor the situation to see if it returned. I am one that still does not trust Century Boiler Fluid.
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Chuck, hopefully you don’t have any more issues. Glad you were in a place to easily change the hose and not in the middle of nowhere.
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Chuck, hopefully you don’t have any more issues. Glad you were in a place to easily change the hose and not in the middle of nowhere.
If I was in the middle of nowhere, I would have used Eternabond tape if I had to.
The sludge issue never came back on the 14, thank goodness, but I will monitor the 19 closely.
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How would someone change the hose, as a preventative measure, without losing fluid or making a big mess?
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How would someone change the hose, as a preventative measure, without losing fluid or making a big mess?
There is very little ? If any fluid in the tube.

I have changed mine to the black 5/8 radiator tubing for about $7. While the unit was on.

Takes just a few minutes.
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How would someone change the hose, as a preventative measure, without losing fluid or making a big mess?
Take the hose off the bottom of the reservoir (when cold) and drain into a clean container or siphon the reservoir dry with a turkey baster or syringe. Drain the hose into the same container. Remove hose and replace with new. Pour contents back into the reservoir and check for leaks.
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