hymer toilet rinse Leek

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  1. Laura F

    Laura F Funster

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    Hi all,

    I have discoverd the is a constant drip on the toilet rinse. I am happy to just isolate the water to the toilet as I don't really need the rinse, I can just get a spray and use the shower head if needed.

    I have been to B and Q today to try and find some thing sutable to bung/ stop the pipe and the is nothing there that i thought might work.

    Any idea where I might find something ? X
     
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    if the feed pipe is very flexible, just bend it in half and wrap a cable tie round it maybe

    cant really visualise what you have to go at (y)
     
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    I've dealt with this before on older Hymers which flush from the main tank, the most common cause is limescale build up in the solenoid valve. Bung a few litres of vinegar into the system and run it through, it should dissolve the limescale and restore your plumbing to perfect.

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    Oh, another job I have to look forward to. Has anyone compiled a list of 'jobs to do' on older (classic) Hymers?
     
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    What vinegar is best? Any? Neat ?
     
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    When we had a 'drip' leak on feed to the outside shower (cracked spigot) I cut the pipe and pushed a whittled down plastic cork into the pipe.
    I then wrapped the pipe with a jubilee clip..
    That stopped it until I could afford a new shower fitment. (Long time)
     
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    I have been told 'white vinegar' is best. I can't advise regarding dilution.....maybe just drop the water pump into a container of neat vinegar and pump it through the system?
     
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    You can use any vinegar, the point is that limescale is alkaline so a mild acid is needed to dissolve it. Vinegar or lemon juice is perfect as it is not harmful if swallowed. You could run it through neat but you would need a lot of vinegar. I'd say 2-5 litres to a tankful of water, run the water through till you can smell vinegar at each tap and the toilet then run the water heater for ten minutes. Let it cool off for an hour or two then run it again for 10 minutes before running it all out through the taps and toilet and finally flush the system thoroughly to clear any traces of vinegar. Its worth doing this annually to keep your water system clear of limescale plus vinegar is a mild antiseptic.

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    Can I respectfully suggest that if you use Vinegar, you obtain the "White" type, and not the Brown stuff, as used in English F & C shops.
    The Brown stuff contains caramel and that will taint your tank.

    Ooops, I see that Spanish dancer @Flamenca has beaten me to it.
     
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