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Old 10-01-2014, 02:12 PM   #1
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What is this pipe for?

Have an 08 GH 31ss, and the PO had installed a water filter under the kitchen sink, water was tasting/smelling funky, so I removed the old filter and installed the piece of pipe shown in the picture. This piece of pipe was in the rig when I got it, and it fit in the space and water line fittings when the old filter was removed. Now I have a leak at these connections, and I've tighten them as tight as I dare before breaking them



Should there be washers or gaskets on both ends/connections of this pipe and the female connectors on the water line itself ? The old filter did not have any gaskets/washers that I remember.
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Old 10-01-2014, 02:14 PM   #2
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put some teflon tape on the ends or is it leaking by the pipe and nut?
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Old 10-01-2014, 02:22 PM   #3
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There may be tapered washers on both female ends that need to be replaced.
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That section of pipe is so the filter can be removed and the water system winterized. And a wrap of Teflon tape to the threads and see what happens
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Old 10-01-2014, 03:07 PM   #5
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Will try the Teflon tape when I get home, currently using the rig. It's a minor leak but it needs to be fixed.

Where would I get the tapered washers you mentioned Grumpy ? Dealership or ?
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Where would I get the tapered washers you mentioned Grumpy ? Dealership or ?
any hardware store would have them
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Old 10-01-2014, 03:16 PM   #7
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If you did not use teflon plumbers tape, that is your problem. I really doubt any tappered washers are needed.

Also it looks as if you threed one side, the other end will un thread.
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Old 10-01-2014, 06:37 PM   #8
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Both ends have thumb type connections(female) so no tools are really needed in my opinion too sufficiently tighten, but I'm a newb at RV stuff, so I ask dumb ?'s. I found a thread from earlier this year where this pipe in question is for winterizing the RV, so I guessed right on that part, just did not make a good connection. Will try the Teflon tape when I get home tomorrow.
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If there are washers they might be in the ends of the filter. If so they might be squashed in to position and could be removed with a flat screwdriver.
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