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Old 12-26-2008, 07:10 PM   #1
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We just returned from a short 5 day trip only to find that water had dampened several things under the sink. I found out that I had a slow drip from the P-trap when the sink was in use. I hand tightened the trap and checked the bathroom sink P-trap, it was loose also. I criss-crossed the joints with black Gorilla Tape. Hopefully the tape will prevent the joints from viberating loose.

Check your P-traps and I'll bet you'll be able to hand tighten them up.
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We just returned from a short 5 day trip only to find that water had dampened several things under the sink. I found out that I had a slow drip from the P-trap when the sink was in use. I hand tightened the trap and checked the bathroom sink P-trap, it was loose also. I criss-crossed the joints with black Gorilla Tape. Hopefully the tape will prevent the joints from viberating loose.

Check your P-traps and I'll bet you'll be able to hand tighten them up.
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Old 12-27-2008, 03:37 AM   #3
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Gary, You are so right, this summer the same thing for me on the kitchen sink. I hand tightened it back, however I did not use any tape to keep it that way. A good tip.
I did not check the bathroom, but I will now.
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Old 12-27-2008, 04:36 AM   #4
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Good maintenance check tip Gary.

At my campground we have 39 Park Models and cabins for rent. Being in Buffalo and winterizing all these units we have to tighten P-traps every spring. This obviously isn't from vibration as we have no earthquakes in this part of the country.

What I've learned is that temperature change for those of us that actually HAVE to winterize can also cause P-traps to loosen.

In my coach, I have had loosening due to vibration and winter storage. Haven't really done anything about it as I'd like to make it easy to remove the traps for clogs.
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Thanks for the post, it is a good reminder. Would teflon tape on the threads help to prevent the problem in the future?
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Old 12-29-2008, 06:00 PM   #6
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Teflon tape would probaly make the problem worse. Teflons main purpose is to make the treads turn more easily.
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