Originally Posted by steve dunham
I was planning on adding a switch for the electric portion of my water heater today
I removed the mattress and lifted up the hinged plywood portion of the bed platform and discovered a lsrge puddle of water . I took my shopvac and cleaned up the water , got about 1 1/2 quarts . I checked the caulking on the roof and all looked good
I put water in the fresh water tanks and pressurized the system . The pressure held for 3 hours so I assume thatís good
I put about 15 gallons of water in the black tank and appears there lies the problem.
The ABS threaded fitting that screws into the hub on the black water tank seems to be slowly leaking around the threads . Is there a simple fix beyond cutting the 3Ē ABS , resealing the threads and reinstalling the pipe using a couple of Mission couplings ?
Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated
Leaving next week for the Mississippi River Rendevous so I need to get this problem fixed ASAP !
Steve! If didn't have bad luck, you wouldn't have any luck at all!
Just cut the 3" ABS pipe 6" down from the fitting, unscrew the threaded fitting from the black tank, slide a 3" PVC coupling onto the ABS pipe, reinstall the threaded section back to the tank using sealant on the threads, and slide the 3" coupling over the cut section and tighten the clamps.