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Old 05-06-2014, 06:44 PM   #1
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City Water Connection Valve is going nuts!

Does anyone have any experience replacing the recess valve for the city water connection? Once I run my water pump water spews out of the city connection. The back-flow preventer??? or whatever you call that plastic spring is able to push and pop back and no matter what position it is in water is still flowing when the pump is on. Any tips or suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
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Old 05-06-2014, 06:52 PM   #2
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I had to cycle my pump a couple of times, and once even had to hook up city water to pressurize, then disconnect it and it worked, I think sometimes the valve doesn't seat right after being on city water
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Does anyone have any experience replacing the recess valve for the city water connection? Once I run my water pump water spews out of the city connection. The back-flow preventer??? or whatever you call that plastic spring is able to push and pop back and no matter what position it is in water is still flowing when the pump is on. Any tips or suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
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When you're hooked up to city water there should be no need to run the water pump. Doing so will supply negative pressure to the whole system, perhaps causing the symptoms you describe. It seems likely to me that everything is operating as designed, and that this may be a case of pilot error.
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Old 05-06-2014, 09:12 PM   #4
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Don't think I would call water spitting out of my city water connection when running the water pump to be "operating as designed"

Lee I have replaced mine but I replaced mine due to the valve failing & had a situation as you describe. I would try Joe's suggestion to see if the water pressure coming from the outside will get it to seat correctly. If that doesnt work if you disconnect the hose connection on the inside of the trailer can you see the valve on the fitting - perhaps it got moved on an angle or went missing?
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Old 05-07-2014, 01:51 AM   #5
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Yep. Try reseating it. If not, it needs replaced.
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Old 05-07-2014, 08:22 AM   #6
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Thanks for the responses. I hooked up to city water to try and reseat the valve. After several attempts and manually manipulating the valve it finally reseated!! A much easier option than replacing the valve, although a bit of foreshadowing of what's probably to come. Lol.
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Glad you got it working but if the problem continues it really is not a hard job to change out the whole city water connection with a new one. Mine took less than an hour to change out. It only had 4 rivets to drill out and one pipe fitting inside the trailer to remove. Cleaned up the area were the old fitting was - put a little butyl tape on the back of the new fitting riveted it in and reattached the plumping hose inside the trailer - all done.
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