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Old 04-26-2013, 06:08 PM   #1
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Leaking Fitting Question, Please Help!


We are new full-timers ... last day of work was today. We also closed on our home. We have a small leak under the sink with the line that comes out of the hot water tank. We are tightening the fitting a little at a time, but wondering if we just need to replace it. It's not easy to get to in our Jayco Designer 3240FL Class C. Has any one found a better way to get to the fittings? I'll include a picture of what is leaking.

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It's the white pipe that connect to the hot water tank.

Would appreciate any help and sorry that I couldn't post in the correct area.

1998 Jayco 3240FL Designer Class C

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Old 04-26-2013, 06:47 PM   #2
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Old 04-26-2013, 06:57 PM   #3
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If it's a small leak, I've had luck with putting Plumbers Putty on something that is a pain to get out and do right.
It's a 2 piece epoxy putty at any big box store, Home depot, Lowes etc.

Just blend the 2 parts together and mash it around there real good.

Otherwise, I would take the fitting out, tape and replace.



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Old 04-27-2013, 01:53 AM   #4
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Looks like its time to get out the Ben Gay. Possibly the heat from the tank may have made the connection leak. It's not unusual for new trailers to have a small leak somewhere. Mine had one almost in the same area. It was the piece you take out for the water filter. After that I snugged up most of our connections. I think your on the right track. When the tank is hot , just reach in and try turning it a little. Check the results and do it again if need be. Be careful not to over tighten . You could always take it to the dealer and have them do it.
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