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Old 09-06-2016, 07:54 AM   #1
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Water leak chase and fix

A good friend calls about wet floor in their Southwind for advise.

It has not rained in months and where floor was wet was nowhere near fixtures or plumbing.

Was parked slightly downhill and not leveled so no way for water to go uphill.

Took along a few goodies such as bore camera and air to water hose adaptor.

He drained system and had everything clear and all was dry so nothing growing.

Inside cabinet just forward of where wet was old water stains and water lines to kitchen.

Note that lines were PB but fittings copper...If CC would have used them would not have had to redo ours major plus points to fleetwood!

Connected compressor to shore water line and it is critical here to have a good regulator and connect at a distance.

Place your water hose on first then connect at opposite end as this allows for more normal stresses on fittings and any noises from regulator or fittings are away from unit under test.

Crank air upto about 30 and listen everywhere for the hissing snake then turn up to 60 or so.

Heard a hissing snake inside the wall that seemed odd until I looked and duh...The service port was there!

Wiggling the shore hose caused the hiss to change too.

I need the panel and the bubbles were coming out at the gland nut ( not sure the correct term here).

About 1/2 turn fixed that!

The panel was missing 4 of the 8 screws and had RTV in addition to putty so we thinks po had same issue and thought it was rain leaking in.

So tearout clean and reseal after another air test so all was well.

So for those mystery leaks air can be handy!

You may need a youngster with good ears though.

Tony & Lori
1989 Country Coach Savannah SE
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Old 09-06-2016, 08:50 AM   #2
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Good job Tony!
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