Fresh Water Tank Locking Cap

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  1. dellwood33

    dellwood33 Read Only Funster

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    Is it just me or do others have problems in unlocking the cap on their freshwater tank ?
    One time I can unlock & remove it without any problems and then the next time I have to fiddle about for anything up to 10 minutes to get the cap unlocked & removed.
    Are there any remedies or do I just need a new cap :Smile:
     
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    My water cap has always been like that, thought they all were.

    Ralph
     
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    Thats why Beer Bottles are made so easy to open:thumb::Rofl1:
    Joking aside it seems a very common problem, and a new cap cures it, but it soon returns:Doh:
    You could try lubricating the key by rubbing a lead pencil over it or using dry graphite grease dont use WD40
     
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    They all do that Sir.

    Somehow I managed to get some silicon grease into mine and now it's much improved.
     
  5. dellwood33

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    I have tried the graphite trick, but it still is a lottery as to whether it wants to unlock or not. Think I will leave it unlocked & see about a new cap (Size XL and with a peak before anyone comments) at Stratford :Smile:
     
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    Yep same as above Silicon Grease is what I used, had no problems since.

    Maplins do a small aerosol can of it HERE
     
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    water cap

    Hi dellwood I turn the key before turning the lock and that usually works:Doh:however my wife always struggles with it:Eeek: and a bit of grease doesn't hurt:thumb:
     
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    HI DELLWOOD
    this does work and it costs nothing

    take cap off and submerge it in boilling water for about 40 seconds.
    you can even hear it click into place when you lock it.
    CHEERS IAN
     
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    doesn't that hurt your fingers
     
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    I DIDNT TELL YOU TO SUBMERGE YOUR FINGERS JUST THE CAP.POUR THE WATER OUT BEFORE YOU LIFT THE CAP WITH TOWEL TO DRY OFF :thumb:
     
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    Doesn't greasing the cap taint the water or do you take along another source for drinking?

    I've always wondered what's going on in the world when one has to resort to locking such a device.


    Mine has the older type fillers that i have just replaced with original fittings.All plastic.No metal comes into contact with the water and a lever (plastic) that can be locked if really required.

    [​IMG]
     
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    ok :Rofl1:
     
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    hi shifter, there,s about a hundred vans been put in boiling water now. you didn,t make it clear it was the cap. please explain things more properly .
     
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    HI DELLWOOD
    this does work and it costs nothing

    take cap off and submerge it in boiling water for about 40 seconds.
    you can even hear it click into place when you lock it.
    CHEERS IAN

    i think my post is quite clear :Eeek: :thanks2:
    CHEERS IAN
     
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    hi we had a OMNISTOR cap which was trouble, it finally would not come off at all, I fitted a new FIAMMA cap and base fitting (very easy just 3 screws a clip on the water pipe a bit off white sealer round the outside for water ingress protection) the fiamma as a proper interlocking cap and is so much easier to use ps I got mine from Pickering show last year about 15 pounds i think. Peter:thumb:
     
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    Shifter - Just tried your boiling water trick & it worked a treat.
    You are right - you can here the key clicking, something it never did before.
    Cap now locks & unlocks when I want it to & not when it decides it is convenient.

    Thanks for the Tip :Smile:
     
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    :Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1:Visions of all these vans.Where do you get all this water?

    Don't all these lubricants taint the water or don't you drink it?
     
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    tried that.....now me caps too small for me 'ead.

    are you going to compensate me for giving poor advice :Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1::Wink:
     
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    hey pappa its summer now u dont need the cap ,just use one of those straw thingy,s. i guess its not a safety cap, (squeeze in the sides then turn. ):Rofl1::Rofl1:
     
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