hymer safety drain valve

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  1. 1948

    1948 Read Only Funster

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    fill up van for the 1st time, turned blown air heating on van al least 20C cannot get drain valve to close kept opening and dump water in tank, is there something wrong with the machanism Can i just hold the valve open by sticking it up with a bit of paper any advise please
     
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    Dump valve

    Hi 1948,

    Is your leisure battery charged up, and switched on?

    Yes, I've been told that the dump valve can be held up with a clothes peg, to keep the water in the boiler until the temperature is higher than 5 degrees, I think.

    But it will dump again if the leisure battery isnt working, or you keep the peg in place.

    I note you say the warmair heating is on, but the boiler needs to be lit, as well.

    Hope this helps.

    Nomadic:thumb:
     
  3. 1948

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    false alarm

    very sorry to post a false alarm I was too gental in pulling the valve up, Mrs just had a look pulled the valve and heard a click and it stayed closed Had to eat hunble pie in the occasion
     
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    Oh dear. Much sympathy. It will be a long time before you hear the last of this.
     
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    Wimp !!!! :Rofl1::Rofl1:
     
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    The valve may not have reset when you tried it because the temperature had not reached approx. 8 deg. C.
    The valve will 'dump' at 5 deg.C but will not reset untill the temperature increases.
     
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