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Old 04-08-2020, 01:27 AM   #1
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Grand Junction question, city water flange/riser tube

I have a 2008 Grand Junction 35TMS that currently houses my Mom. She'll be in for a year or so as a last resort to get her out of a crappy situation. I'm really doing my best with it so far.

I am at my wits' end with the city water connection leaking, inside and out, and Google just make simple direct inquiries harder lol.

We were using a Camco heated hose, which is heavier than sin, and eventually stressed the original B&B city water connection to start leaking into the little compartment. We learned the hard way that the 2 piece 'drain-thru to underneath' pipe was separated in the middle and allowed the leaking water to 'drain' into the storage belly via the carpet wicking.

This is the piece that leaked originally, where the swiveling fitting attaches to the water hose, part of the actual 'flange.'



I ordered a replacement flange, same brand same size, and it no longer leaks at the flange itself. Now it leaks on both ends of the 18" 'supply riser' tubing between the flange connection and the interior plumbing. It's rigid as all heck and was awkwardly placed to begin with, with a lot of tension. It was tugged and jostled a bit I'm sure while finding and fixing the first issue. You can see where I circled the new leak points. Both seem to be where the metal on the tube meets the plastic female pieces.



The interior end has a 90 degree elbow.



This is the label from the piece of tube itself.



I can see this Midtec Inc. went out of business, and maybe for good reason?

If I were to call a local hardware, what would I ask for to replace that tube? I ask for your pity in helping me with terminology for exactly what I need. Thank you!
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since the label says FIP (female iron pipe threads) you should be able to convert to pex. You can get everything you need (fittings, crimps, crimping tool, tubing) for that at Home Depot and make your own replacement part.
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Have you tried replacing the washer/gasket inside that black nut on the flex tube?


Remove the old one....go to ACE Hardware and get new one.
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Here’s a similar fitting but with different threads. If Old Biscuit’s idea doesn’t work for some reason, I would think you could find this in IP.
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Have you tried replacing the washer/gasket inside that black nut on the flex tube?


Remove the old one....go to ACE Hardware and get new one.
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Here’s a similar fitting but with different threads. If Old Biscuit’s idea doesn’t work for some reason, I would think you could find this in IP.
Thanks for the reply. I did goto ACE but the washers/gaskets were marginally different for whatever reason. I ended up buying a 24" faucet replacement tube with 1/2" female ends. It lacks the elbow and has a narrower inside diameter, but it works for the moment.

From the pic you posted, I'm ordering a length of tube and some of the connectors/crimp tool for the future.

I guess the extra force and jostling of the original riser tube, when messing with the first leaking flange, was just too much.
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It seems the faucet connector tube with 1/2" female ends will work for now.

I ended up replacing the city water flange connection, and the next piece in (riser tube). So far, so good. I still need to get a 90 degree elbow piece and a short extension hose to take the stress off of the city water connection itself. Those heated water hoses are rigid and heavy, such a pain.

Thanks for the input and suggestions folks
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