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Old 01-27-2009, 09:11 AM   #1
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Our problem is the carpet in front of the bed which is where the water pump is is wet after the pump has been left on. Although, looking at the pump after it has been on, there is no apparent leak. This seems to be noticed after 3 to 4 days dry camping. Any help would be appreciated.

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Old 01-27-2009, 01:25 PM   #2
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Welcome dirtfun to irv2.
With your pump on have you checked the fittings with pressure built up by the pump. You can try and move some of the piping around fittings and pump. Make sure your filter screen is tight on the pump. If this doesn't help you could have a faulty fitting under bed or wall the leak can travel some distance from the problem location.
If the bath is near bedroom could have a leak there that is flowing into bedroom.
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dirtfun, welcome to iRV2.com. Sorry to hear of the water leaking issue. Water can travel even up hill (called wicking) so don't give up looking for it. You might want to use a little higher pressure ( up to about 60 psi) from an outside source. This will cover everything from the discharge side of the pump. If you do not find it, then the leak is on the suction side of the pump, the fresh tank or the plumbing in between them. Good luck and keep us posted.
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Welcome dirtfun!
I would think from the sounds of it you have a pin hole in one of the water lines leading out of the pump. When the pump is on it will spray a little water, when off no pressure on water line thus it stops. Just a thought? :confused Good luck I hope you find it!
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Welcome dirtfun

a Kleenex will detect the smallest amount of water. As has been said above, it is a challenge to find a small leak.

You can touch all joints, but could have a hole in the middle of a line. Check where they pass through something like wall or floor.
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you should update your "signature" profile so that we can see what kind of equipment you have.
i found several water leaks in my unit when i first bought it (used) by running the propane water heater until it shut off without using any water. start this process with the water in the heater cold. the heated water expands a lot.
this will make the pressure in the whole system, both hot and cold, higher so that you can find leaks easier.

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