Hymer dump valve leaking,suggestions please.

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  1. skipper64

    skipper64 Funster

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    Hi, At present we are touring Spain in our 2003 644 Hymer,Just noticed the dump valve is leaking a slow drip.Anybody know of an easy fix please.We are just north of Cartagena.
     
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    I guess it will depend on the type of valve, may just be something stuck in it, poke something up when emptying next

    On our Hymer we had a gate valve operated by a wire, bloody useless idea, luckily ours failed fully open and I fitted a new valve at end of pipe
     
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    Hi, when you say dump valve do you mean the heater dump valve?
     
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  4. skipper64

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    Hi davesndsan,
    It is the boiler fr
    ost protect valve,the pipe comes out just behind the rear wheel.
     
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    Hi I’m afraid there is no quick fix on those, is it the type with the blue button on the side and lever on top.
    The best thing to try is to activate the dump valve manually just in case there is a bit of lime scale stopping it seating properly.
     
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    sorry, misread the question, we used to have a peg on our older system to hold it up, got Alde now so don't have that problem at least
     
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    There's a motorhome sales and service place near you that might have spares:

    Caravanas Sangar

    Lat.: 37° 39' 35" N
    Long.: 0° 54' 14" W

    Easy access just off motorway. We've used them a few times when staying in that area.

    Mick
     
  9. skipper64

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    Thanks for your helpful suggestions everybody,will work through them to get it sorted.
     
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    Had similar on my van. Opened and closed the valve a few times and it must have released some limescale or grit as once it was flushed been fine ever since. (y)
     

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