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Old 10-15-2012, 02:32 PM   #1
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how to get to water lines?

i have a 1985 chevy mallard class c with a leaking water line ! i have remove the couch and the tank is there but no way to get to lines to check or replace them . looks like ill have to remove the cabinets. is there a esy way to remove them or to get to the lines. i have thought about buying a bigger access door for the outside so i can have room to replace the lines. any help would be great!! thanks matt

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Old 10-15-2012, 03:19 PM   #2
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If you can get to the ends of the line that is leaking, disconnect or cut out the bad section, tie a wire or rope to the old section and pull it out from the wall. Then pull a new hose back into the wall using the wire or rope. No need to expose the whole run.


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Old 10-15-2012, 03:27 PM   #3
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While it is still a pain in the patootsie, you could cut out a long access hole in the back wall of the cabinet and then patch it back in afterward. It is just thin plywood or pressboard anyway.
If your lines are grey plastic, it is Qest (Quest?) brand and was recalled in the late-nineties as they are known for leaking at the connections. I just replaced the lines in my bathroom area with PEX line and will eventually replace it all. I did the access hole cutout to get into one area.
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Old 10-24-2012, 01:32 PM   #4
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many post on upgrades, we replaced all of ours, lots of work by no worry now.

You can run a fish wire through the line to other end, checks for fittings that will make it difficult
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