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Old 06-26-2014, 06:59 PM   #1
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Water leaking from low point drain

On my 1st day in my HTT, hooked up water from city source with pressure reducer. When I turned water on, water leaking from low point drain even though valve was closed. Question is since I hooked up to city source why is low point valve leaking out water?
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Old 06-26-2014, 08:35 PM   #2
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I had the same issue this spring on the shake down cruise. After 2 years of ownership I thought the t handle valve was closed on one of the low point drains and that the stem was just not going in as far. What I figured out is that it wasn't seating like the other 2 beside it.
I removed the retaining clip at the top, that keeps the t handle from coming out, removed the t handle that is the actual stem of the valve that seats at the bottom and checked to see if there was a restriction in the seat. There wasn't so I reinserted the t handle/stem and realized that there is a bulge in the plastic t handle just under the t that spreads the retainer clip and holds the stem in the seat. It still would not seat properly until I twisted the t as I pushed down to seat the valve and it finally did. It is very hard to get at so I did not replace it because it seated properly. I will have to be careful when opening and closing it in the future.
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Old 06-26-2014, 09:11 PM   #3
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Pull that SS clip off, pull the stem out of the valve, lubricate the o-ring with some Dow-Corning 111 silicone grease or equivalent.
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Old 06-26-2014, 09:13 PM   #4
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^^^ but shut the water off first!!! ^^^^

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Old 06-27-2014, 12:11 PM   #5
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^^^ but shut the water off first!!! ^^^^

You are correct, butcher, but understanding that you need to shut the water off before breaking into a line without being told to do so is what separates the real mechanics from the weekend wannabees!!

I didn't want my post to read like the owners manual for a faucet! 3 pages of warnings, cautions and stuff before the small paragraph that really matters. In six languages no less!!
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Old 07-07-2014, 04:18 PM   #6
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Finally got an appointment with the dealer after writing the president. Turns out value was installed backwards - it was a 10 minute fix. Problem is it took 10 no return phone calls; three days and finally an email with the president of the dealer. A lot of time an effort from both sides for a 10 minute fix.
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