Plumbing joint puzzle? (1 Viewer)

mikebeaches

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I've got a 2016 Rapido V68 van conversion.

I'm seeking advice how to undo the (presumably) push-fit joints?

I'm sure it's obvious, but unfortunately not to me! ;)

Would appreciate any kind person who can provide advice. The images show multiple joints on the plumbing above the submerged fresh water pump.

I need to undo a couple so I can remove the plastic screw-on top and fix a loose push on fitting underneath the top.

The joints have an easily removed split washer / locking key?? But then what - how do I get the blue joints apart?

Thanks! (y)

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Push and hold the white collar back against the blue section and pull out the pipe going into the fitting, it may take a tug to get it out.
Thanks! I kind of guessed that would be it, but couldn't manage it. Probably not tugging hard enough? It's a bit tricky to access because it's underneath the wardrobe!

I'll have to try some more.
 
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Sometime the pipe going into the fitting needs pushing further into the fitting while holding the white collar back so it releases it's grip on the pipe.
Managed it... eventually! :)

But boy was it tight and tricky. Could have done with three hands - the white collar needed to be pressed really hard on both sides. And I think your tip of pushing the pipe further into the joint, before pulling it out helped too!

So thanks very much. (y)
 
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