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Old 02-28-2005, 04:58 PM   #1
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Hello gang, I got a new 5'er with has a black tank sprayer. I attach a hose and it sprays the black tank for a rinse. Now, I have this plastic line running from the tank and it looks like this:



The problem is that sometimes is that it leaks water from the top by the black cap looking thing. Is this a pressure release valve? The location of this valve is under my bathroom sink and leaks into the cabinet. Its not a lot of water, but if you don't pay attention to it, it could cause misery. Thanks for any help and I apologize for the large pic. Peace.
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Hello gang, I got a new 5'er with has a black tank sprayer. I attach a hose and it sprays the black tank for a rinse. Now, I have this plastic line running from the tank and it looks like this:



The problem is that sometimes is that it leaks water from the top by the black cap looking thing. Is this a pressure release valve? The location of this valve is under my bathroom sink and leaks into the cabinet. Its not a lot of water, but if you don't pay attention to it, it could cause misery. Thanks for any help and I apologize for the large pic. Peace.
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Old 02-28-2005, 06:31 PM   #3
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Hi Glen,

That looks like a "Vacuum Breaker" So as too keep the tank from "siphoning" water after water pressure is turned off.

I had one like that on the fill side of my commercial dishwasher machine in my restaurant.

Maybe someone else will recognize it for something else.. as I am only guessing, based on the shape of it..

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Old 03-01-2005, 05:59 AM   #4
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John is right. It's a vacuum breaker (AKA anti-siphon valve or backflow preventer) that's there to keep the black tank contents from flowing back into the water supply system (now THERE'S a disgusting thought!!)

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Old 03-01-2005, 11:03 AM   #5
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<span class="ev_code_BLUE">Thanks guys. Any particular reason why it leaks water sometimes? Should I worry? </span>
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Hi Glen,

I don't know why, but my dish washer did the same thing... about two to three tablespoons leaked out each time I filled the rinse side of the dishwasher..

In my case it didn't matter because of the wet environment of the scullery, but in your case, I can see that it would not be a good thing to have water around all that wood framing..

About the only thing I can think of is to maybe place a shallow pan under it somehow and catch the water..

let us know how you solve the problem because I'm sure others may end up with the same trouble..

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Pepper, That looks to me like it is a vacuum breaker. You might be able to unscrew the top and pull the guts out of it. Then try to clean everything up good and make sure the diaphragm (the thing that is supposed to seal) is not torn, lays flat, etc. and put a light coating of water proof grease (available at most hardware stores) and re-assemble. For your health and safety please do not disable it.
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<span class="ev_code_GREEN">HOOAH! Thanks so much guys. I sent my dealer an e-mail with the above pic and my prob and they stated that, "No...its not suppose to be leaking." and that they would send me out a new part so that I can fix it. So it is a defective part. Problem solved. Thanks so much for your input.</span>
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