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Old 05-27-2011, 09:50 AM   #1
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bath sink overflowed-water in vents in floor

we didnt' know dear daughter left bath sink "on" (water pump off & empty tank) so when hubby filled fresh water, it came out bath sink and overflowed to floor, which in turn, got water into the floor vents (heater). What do we do?? Has this happened to anyone else? 2008 sightseer.

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Old 05-27-2011, 10:04 AM   #2
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Yes we've had an overflow incident when a plastic pipe elbow broke at the back of our toilet.
We ran a fan in the area for a couple days and everything dried up ok.

You could turn your furnace on and let it blow for some period of time until you think the vent system is dry.

Our problem occurred while we were in Quartzite AZ so the humidity was about 10% and things dry quickly at that rate.

We've had other water related incidents, windows left open, spills, etc. No long term damage has shown up.

Things happen.
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Ditto what Arch said. I'd work to get as much air through there as possible but I'm guessing you'll be fine.

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Ditto what Arch said. I'd work to get as much air through there as possible but I'm guessing you'll be fine.

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When we had a bathroom overflow I removed the floor grill in the one in the bathroom and the one next to the dinette then used a the yellow water absorbing cloths now marketed as "Shamwows" and soaked up as much as I could. I tied it on to a flexible rod and poked it as far in I could. That pretty much got all of it since the water hadn't got much past those points.
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Not familiar with Sightseer layout but the floor ducting often has openings into the fresh and holding tank areas to keep the plumbing from freezing in cold weather. Check those compartments for water also.....
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Not familiar with Sightseer layout but the floor ducting often has openings into the fresh and holding tank areas to keep the plumbing from freezing in cold weather. Check those compartments for water also.....
Very true, the one in the bedroom - which I forgot to mention -I also had to sop up water from, has an opening into the service compartment and the one in the dinette area opens into the enclosed compartment containing the two waste tanks and the fresh water tank.
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There are, for the purposes of this discussion, two types of Motor Homes and Trailers.

MINE, has heated tanks, this means there is a furnace heat vent in the water tank area.

If water gets into the air channel.. it will simply run out this vent, down onto and between the tanks, and out the compartment drain in the bottom of the bay, and on to the ground.

The other kind does not have this vent.

A "Shop Vac" (Wet dry) vac will suck up standing water, Run the furnace to dry the lines.
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[QUOTE=Arch Hoagland;864747]Yes we've had an overflow incident when a plastic pipe elbow broke at the back of our toilet.

Odd, I had the same thing happen while perched on it in the middle of the night. I still have a scar on my leg that happened as I ran, naked, out the door, slipped on the step, cut my leg, on the way to shut off the water.
So much for a relaxing moment of contemplation.
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Chuck: Also odd: Middle of the night in Key Largo, Trying to put my awning up in the downpour of a thunderstorm in only my Skivie shorts. Still don't know why so many people were still up at that hour.
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