Cute Li'l Bigfoot! - Page 2 - Fiberglass RV


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 04-27-2003, 11:27 PM   #15
Senior Member
 
Trailer: No Trailer Yet
Posts: 18,870
Quote:
Orginally posted by Kitty McKoon-Hennick


What did you do about the cardboard? Just strip it off and replace it with new insulation?
The cardboard around the water heater wasn't wet in my case, the water was leaking down
from the fittings and dripping out underneath along the gray water pipe. It wasn't until
I opened the access that I discovered it wasn't the waste line that was the problem, but
rather the water lines. It was getting pretty wet under the cupboard though.
__________________

__________________
Legacy Posts is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-28-2003, 10:38 PM   #16
Senior Member
 
Trailer: No Trailer Yet
Posts: 18,870
One problem down...

I figured out why the hot water would make only a brief appearance: there was a valve open that should have been closed. Why this valve is here at all I don't know. Looks like a retrofit.

<img src=http://www.fiberglassrv.com/board/uploads/3eadf215f32a0int-h2ohtr.JPG/>

There's a valve on the inflow and one on the outflow, but why their should be a line between those two is a mystery to me. When open, it acts like and "eductor," sucking water up from the cold intake as the hot outflow goes past. Dumb.

As for the leak, it isn't on any of the interior fittings. I know there is a leak on the drain plug on the exterior, but I haven't figure out if that can somehow drip inside.

<img src=http://www.fiberglassrv.com/board/uploads/3eae0a0fec248exh2ohtr.JPG/>

Given the evidence of rust both inside and outside, it looks like this is a long standing problem. I'll get a new drain plug fitting tomorrow and see if that fixes it. Then I'll give some thought to re-insulating. And I'm going to put some kind of barrier between all those valves and that wide open DC converter. I don't care if it is fresh water I got running through there!

Kitty :wave
__________________

__________________
Legacy Posts is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-28-2003, 10:43 PM   #17
Senior Member
 
Trailer: No Trailer Yet
Posts: 18,870
Could those valves not be for bypassing when winterizing.Thats so you don't pump anti freeze in hot water tank?Just a thought.:)
__________________
Legacy Posts is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-29-2003, 07:44 AM   #18
Senior Member
 
Trailer: No Trailer Yet
Posts: 18,870
Leaky valve thingie

Kitty, I have one just like that. Odd thing is that it doesn't leak all the time. Only when I first put water/antifreeze in the system or when I first close it after it's been open.

I am going to replace it, but since it does stop once the system is in full use, I haven't been in that big of a rush. My logic tells me that the water pressure somehow causes the drip to stop leaking after a bit. Might push a tad of rust back over the hole. :shg

I'll be interested to know how hard/easy it is to replace. Truth be told, I'm almost aftraid to attempt the removal. Buying a new water heater is somewhere down on my list of things to do. Mine works and it does stop leaking once the system is in use......
__________________
Legacy Posts is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-29-2003, 09:58 AM   #19
Senior Member
 
Trailer: No Trailer Yet
Posts: 18,870
The person who designed those water heaters hated the do-it-yourselfer and maybe even all human life. why put that drain where you can;t get to it. I've had three different water heater, and they all had that drain plug behide that propane line. no way to just turn it with your hand. and if and when you drain it, one even drained right over the flame area. stupid ( sorry one of my gripes and why I will NOT put a water heater in my present trailer.)
__________________
Legacy Posts is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-29-2003, 01:12 PM   #20
Senior Member
 
Trailer: No Trailer Yet
Posts: 18,870
Chester is right, that is the hot water tank bypass.
__________________

__________________
Legacy Posts is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
bigfoot


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Cute Ain't a Bad Word Patty C. General Chat 13 10-28-2009 10:30 PM
Too cute... Gina D. Jokes, Stories & Tall Tales 0 06-20-2009 01:18 PM
cute patriot pix ronsmith100 General Chat 7 05-22-2008 02:12 PM
Now, just how CUTE is this???? Gina D. General Chat 17 01-23-2006 02:17 PM
Cute, plus a photo Legacy Posts Jokes, Stories & Tall Tales 15 05-11-2003 05:05 PM

» Upcoming Events
No events scheduled in
the next 465 days.
» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 08:51 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.