Leaky Leak Help Please.

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  1. bubble

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    Have been getting really excited planning on a couple of nights away this weekend, been out cleaning the van, filling up the water tank , and we have found a leak on one of the pipes, it is a hard plastic 5 way multi joiner under the sink in the hymer camp 55, it appears to be seaping water out of one end, there are no cracks or holes but the end has been sealed at one end with a cap and some sort of joining paste or more plastic not quite sure, any ideas for a repair without getting a new multi joiner. We have empted the tank again and dried the joint and tried with bathroom sealent but thats not going to work. anybody got any ideas please, we are still going even if we have to use water bottles but having it fixed would be much better.
     
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    There is a product called leak stop available at jewsons,also a product called rescue tape but not sure where to buy this as i got it at the nec last year.
    Dave
     
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    if its just the cap that been forced of try superglue.

    if its more than that try araldite to stick it back on.

    leave araldite for 24 hours to cure or it,ll leak.

    there is another thread regarding this on here somewhere (recent) but i cant find it.

    i recall from the thread a new block is only a few quid.
     
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    found it.....heres the link.

    MANIFOLD
     
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    .... if the manafold is like the one in papperJohns link.....if you are still having trouble getting one...
    This what I would do..... make my own with 3 or 4... 15mm speed fit pvc tee's....depending on how many outlets you need out of plastic push fit plumbing joints and one speedfit plastic stopend and about 4 pieces 3" long of 15mm plastic pipe (That is if your pipe tubing is 15mm they also make 10mm)
    with the speedfit you put them together and take them a part at any time, also when fitted on the pipe they will still move to what direction you want the outlet...:thumb:...worth a try

    no plumbing skills needed no solder,...you just push together .

    Mel

    this is a 10 mm if your pipe is 10mm
    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/SPEEDFIT-TEES...DIY_Materials_Plumbing_MJ?hash=item3caaaa3a94

    this 15mm
    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/15mm-John-Gue...DIY_Materials_Plumbing_MJ?hash=item3cab10a9b8

    this is a stop end
    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Speedfit-Stop...DIY_Materials_Plumbing_MJ?hash=item19ba821580

    or use a elbow at the end instead of a tee and a stop end
    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/JG-Speedfit-1...DIY_Materials_Plumbing_MJ?hash=item4a9984d78a

    there will be cheaper prices just look on ebay
     
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    Hi thanks for all your help, it is similar to papajohns so we will give it a go with super glue as the end cap is still attached but passing drips slowly but steady, trouble is all these drips add up and in a couple of hours we had quite a pool of water, If we cant stop it we will just go to the dealers and get something similar, there is not much pipe so if we cant get it we will make our own. Not going till friday so hope we will get it sorted. Thanks again for your replies, I love the fact that everyboy is so helpful on this site, makes you glad to be a motorhome owner.
     
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    take the mainfold off and thoroughly dry it inside and out with a hairdrier before superglueing otherwise you're wasting your time. it wont stick. :thumb:
     
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    Hi just to let everybody know there is some nice people at our motorhome dealers, we took our manifold to marquis at martlesham suffolk to get a replacement, one of the lads in the workshop told us its only fitted to Hymers and they did not have one but he took it in the workshop and before you could blink back he came all fixed, no leaks, no charge what more could you ask for, So praise where praise is due, this was also the same man who showed us how to fix our water boiler back in october. Shame there is not more people like this. Well done to Marquis workshop man.:thumb::thumb::thumb:
     
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