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Old 06-08-2009, 09:27 AM   #1
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Leakage after hook up then all-clear?

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Have been experiencing small water leak at the water-inlet connection below the faucet handle, just after turning the city connection on; After initial leakage is cleaned up, I do not have follow-on leakage visible.

Conditions: I have a Watts Water pressure regulator. I hook it directly up to the water connection, then run the water hose to the RV; Turn on water, guage shows at/about 40-45psi.

Question: does this sound to be just a quick-fix by retaping the faucet connection with plumbers tape or should I not be allowing my water center connections on the RV to be "on" when turning the city water connection on?

Does my question make sense?

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It is a bit confusing. What faucet are you talking about? Is it an outside shower faucet in the bay where the city water hooks up? And it is not clear what you mean by "should I not be allowing my water center connections on the RV to be "on" when turning the city water connection on? ". What is it that you are leaving on?
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Old 06-10-2009, 06:00 AM   #3
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Sorry for the confusion. The leakage is occuring under the kitchen sink area. The RV "Water center" is the centralized water directional system for the RV (right after the inlet into the RV) What I mean by leaving it "on" is that when turning the community water on outside, the water is automatically directed into all the inlet lines (thus having immidiate access to water in the lavatory, sink, outside shower, etc)...
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Not sure if this is of any help but...I recently changed my kitchen faucet and when reattaching the water lines I damaged the rubber cone that is inside the fitting. This allowed for a miniscule drip. I thought I'd simply tighten the fitting and be done with it. Wrong, tightening made it worse. The cure was to replace the rubber cone. Somehow, when I 1st reattached the water line, the cone did not seat correctly and actually became pinched and subsequently torn ever so slightly.
Thus the leak. Replacement was simple once I figured out the problem.
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I'll take a look at the line and see if there is simply a hardware issue. Thanks
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It's not anything to do with the water supply - check out the leaking area. Something isn't quite waterproof until water pressure applies pressure to a seal or perhaps a threaded fitting, changing its fit slightly and stopping the leak.
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