When we pulled the Snoozy out of her house,
the wife cleaned and decluttered the inside.
I cleaned the wheels and carried the clutter
into the house. Then she brought me some small
pieces of pvc which she did not know what they were.
I knew there should not be anything like that to my
knowledge, loose anyway. I looked under the couch
and there I found a broken check valve. I thought it
was a union of sorts. You couldn't see what you see here.
I reconstructed the valve for these pictures.
This is a 1/2" PVC In-Line Check Valve w/SS Spring (Threaded)
The part is a Matco-Norca 523T03.
On the computer the only place I could find was PexSupply.com
They show $3.48 each. I'm posting this as I think it might be
a good idea for Snoozy owners to perhaps carry a spare. Parts
are supposed to be found at Lowe's H.D. etc. but in my area
there's no place that carry these. You may never need a fix and
this may be the only defective one on the market. I ran two heaters
to be sure freezing wasn't an issue. But looking at the break it
looked like a defect to me.
I did learn how to understand how the City Water Supply and the
Water Tank System co-exit and operate. Would rather stayed
ignorant on the subject, but understanding is the up-side to this.....LOL