Trouble with my waterworks.

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  1. tobytenblue

    tobytenblue Read Only Funster

    Nov 2, 2011
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    Hi All,
    Looking for suggestions re flooding in my van.
    I have recently acquired (last week) an Elddis Sunseeker 140 and took her out for a few days to try her out. Well, arrived on site and filled freshwater tank (45 litres) and thought that, that was that. Well, 45 litres didn't seem to go very far and it wasn't long before the taps stopped running. I was a bit puzzled by this. Following morning I noticed my carpets were wet (I know, carpets, posh eh?) then when I opened the undersink cupoard I found water water everywhere!!! even in the grill area below the cooker hob. Not just drips, obviously a major leak somewhere. Anyway, I know the dealer I got her from will sort it out next week but I'm wondering if anyone else has experienced something similar and whether putting it right is going to take long now that summer is here. :cry:
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  2. DiggerJon

    DiggerJon Funster

    Jan 25, 2013
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    Dorchester, Dorset
    Water leak?

    I had a similar problem and it was a loose filter cover on the pump. I hope yours is as easy to fix.
  3. Branston1080

    Branston1080 Funster

    Oct 30, 2012
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    I had similar but in bathroom, any opening of a tap or toilet flush there was water every where.
    I thought it would be major but actually the pipe popped off the connector. Check all your pipes and fittings.
    Good luck!
  4. rainbow chasers

    rainbow chasers Read Only Funster

    Oct 30, 2009
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    Mid Cornwall
    Kitchen sink tap has failed, most likely. Usually caused by either not winterising the van, or not doing it properly. The water left in the tap freezes, expands and then you split joins and seals. It isn't until you try and use it the following season, that you realise the damage.

    You should have a mixer tap, with two pigtails leading to Push-fit connectors. You will need to remove the sink to get to the tap, screws are beneath the edging seal. One will have a bolt on the end. Release the push fit, unscrew the pigtails and then a large nut on the tap, then pull it away from the apeture. New tap will be roughly around £60 - it will either be Whale or more likely Reich. Reverse to refit after cleaning up the damp water.

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