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Old 11-19-2011, 05:32 PM   #1
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City water hookup drip

We are dry camping this weekend and here the water pump kick on for just a couple of seconds. Checked all the faucets and all are closed, checked the hot water heater and no leaks there. I do have a drip at the city water connection. I removed the screen and saw an o- ring behind the white plunger in hanging out. Would this cause the water pump to kick on?

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Earl - short answer is: yes There is a one way check valve or backflow preventer there that is supposed to keep water under pressure from the pump from flowing out of the city water connection. If it's dripping, the check valve is defective.

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The pump cycles on when pressure drops. Usually a sign of a leak somewhere. Hopefully it's in an area that is easy to see, and easy to fix.

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A quick fix to this, until you can replace the check valve, is to insert a garden hose plug; like the one in the tank flush hookup.
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