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Old 05-22-2022, 03:35 PM   #1
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Remove water bay panel

I have a slight water leak in the pex water pipe going to the kitchen sink. It is leaking at a fitting between 2 lines, so I would guess either tightening the connection or replacing the cone washer would fix it.

Problem is accessing it. The fitting is behind the panel where the power cord door is. I removed the panel in the basement, and I can see it from there, but cannot get to it due to slide hydraulic parts. I might be able to reach it if I remove the surge protector and wall it is mounted on, but I would rather remove the water bay panel if feasible. I also need to replace that faucet, as the spout pipe leaks, and I can't seem to seal it up.

Has anyone removed the whole panel? If so how did you disconnect the faucet and anything else holding it in?

Thanks!
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Old 05-23-2022, 07:49 PM   #2
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So I have been looking at my wet bay quite alot over the last year. I have a Sanicon setup I plan on installing and along the short ownership of our coach one of the first things I did was replace the grey and black tank gate valves which I would highly recommend.

On our coach (2005 Magna) it looks pretty simple.

Remove access panels that are installed with velcro. Trim caulk away from outside edges with sharp thing. Start removing screws and see what happens, fingers crossed I can expose behind the wet bay.

I assume because I haven't looked behind the panel that the faucet is easily removed but I don't really know.

Very interested in your journey. Keep us posted!

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Old 05-23-2022, 09:41 PM   #3
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My wet bay setup is totally different but I'll be glad to take an educated guess on how to go about working on yours. The overall fiberglass "frame" of your wet bay doesn't look to be easily removable so I'll start with that assumption. The smaller screwed in panes are all removable for servicing their respective components. The panel with the faucet is removed by removing all perimeter screws (12), plus the screws for the tank flush port (3). The cable/phone should be removed as well. The fresh water fill cover can likely be left attached and the flex hose removed from behind.

After removing the tank flush port, the port flange can be pulled out a bit to assist with removing the plumbing fitting on the back. If not enough slack the you'll have to deal with it when removing the larger entire faucet panel.

The faucet panel should pull out giving enough clearance to remove the hot & cold plumbing to the faucet. Remove the hose clamp from the fresh water fill port on the back side to free the whole faucet panel.

Here's a link to the faucet on Amazon.
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Old 05-24-2022, 11:24 PM   #4
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BonS, Thanks for the faucet link. I did some reading on it, and I am hesitant to take it apart due to all the leaks reported on Amazon. Also, the Lasco 03-1765 kit is not available anymore, so a direct swap of that faucet is likely not happening. I do not have a water manifold, so any one leak will require shutting the coach water down. I plan to see if another more reliable faucet might fit there.

Your advice seems spot on. I did remove all the screws a while back, but the faucet plumbing was holding that small panel tight. I am not sure I would be able to get behind it to disassemble. I might likely have to cut the panel. If I did get the faucet out, the big panel could be removed by cutting the sealant and removing the water source at the bottom.

I think I will try getting to the leak via removing the surge protector and the panel it mounts to. Just need a nice sunny day in the Pacific Northwest to try it.
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Old 05-25-2022, 06:55 PM   #5
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Wow, I'm glad I didn't read the reviews on this faucet before I bought mine. My old one was damaged in a freeze so I replaced it. No leaks and no problems. I do remember seeing the green gaskets and they sealed up nicely for me. My plumbing lines are relatively loose so I didn't have the issues that homeowners report having with uneven water lines torquing the faucet and subsequent leaks. The reviews on this faucet are indeed awful. It's too bad that you don't have any slack in your plumbing to make repairs easier. Could there be a zip tie restraining your pipes? They had to assemble it somehow. A manifold system sure makes things easy when making repairs. Good luck with your search and repair.
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