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I was reading pilot4net’s thread about his gray tank leaking and that he found at the tub. Mine has been leaking since I got it and it bugged the heck out of me. It would leak when it got full and it leaked off the top of the tank down on to the ground. I went in the TT and followed all the lines. The restroom sink drains to the black tank. The shower drains to the breather pipe which drains to the gray tank under/in the closet. The kitchen sink drains for a few feet under the cabinets and then connects to the top of the gray tank under the fridge. I wiggled that connection and it was completely broken. I tore the plate off the floor around the pipe and the threaded connector into the top of the gray thank had broken clean off. The busted thread piece was still threaded into the thank. I cut it out with a hack saw blade and it fell into the tank. I’m gonna have to take the drain pipe off to get the piece out. Otherwise it could restrict the water flow. The connection in the closet is also cracked. I’m so happy. About $10 at the Home Depot and It’ll be all fixed. I’m very happy with Fleetwood. My 94 Mallard is made so that I can easily get to everything in the event something breaks. I’ll post some picts of the fix when I do it.

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Good job!


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Good work.


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Posted: 11/19/11 08:40pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Aluminum Siding wrote:

....I wiggled that connection and it was completely broken. I tore the plate off the floor around the pipe and the threaded connector into the top of the gray thank had broken clean off. The busted thread piece was still threaded into the thank. I cut it out with a hack saw blade and it fell into the tank....


Have you thought about using rubber "slip" fitting as they don't require glue and they allow for movement and absorb vibrations from movement and the road....?

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Aluminum Siding wrote:

hilandfrog wrote:

Aluminum Siding wrote:

....I wiggled that connection and it was completely broken. I tore the plate off the floor around the pipe and the threaded connector into the top of the gray thank had broken clean off. The busted thread piece was still threaded into the thank. I cut it out with a hack saw blade and it fell into the tank....


Have you thought about using rubber "slip" fitting as they don't require glue and they allow for movement and absorb vibrations from movement and the road....?

Repo


Now that's why I sighed up for this forum. I will totally use one of those. Never thought of it. This will make the job much easier especially in the breather I won't have to crack the caulking on the roof to lift the pole when I replace the one on the breather end. This will also allow for movement.
Thanks again. I'm going to do the job sometime this week so I'll post some photos. I figure at worst folks would like to see how the pipes connect to the gray tanks.


I just bought 2 at our local RV place for $4.95 each, 1 1/2".

They have a "fat" end with a grove, the bottom of the grooved rubber fits inside, while the other is on outside of tank, I used dish washing soap to help "slip it in" to the tank and a little more to get the pipe in the slip.

Have fun on your project

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hilandfrog wrote:

Aluminum Siding wrote:

....I wiggled that connection and it was completely broken. I tore the plate off the floor around the pipe and the threaded connector into the top of the gray thank had broken clean off. The busted thread piece was still threaded into the thank. I cut it out with a hack saw blade and it fell into the tank....


Have you thought about using rubber "slip" fitting as they don't require glue and they allow for movement and absorb vibrations from movement and the road....?

Repo


Now that's why I sighed up for this forum. I will totally use one of those. Never thought of it. This will make the job much easier especially in the breather I won't have to crack the caulking on the roof to lift the pole when I replace the one on the breather end. This will also allow for movement.
Thanks again. I'm going to do the job sometime this week so I'll post some photos. I figure at worst folks would like to see how the pipes connect to the gray tanks.

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hilandfrog wrote:

Aluminum Siding wrote:

hilandfrog wrote:

Aluminum Siding wrote:

....I wiggled that connection and it was completely broken. I tore the plate off the floor around the pipe and the threaded connector into the top of the gray thank had broken clean off. The busted thread piece was still threaded into the thank. I cut it out with a hack saw blade and it fell into the tank....


Have you thought about using rubber "slip" fitting as they don't require glue and they allow for movement and absorb vibrations from movement and the road....?

Repo


Now that's why I sighed up for this forum. I will totally use one of those. Never thought of it. This will make the job much easier especially in the breather I won't have to crack the caulking on the roof to lift the pole when I replace the one on the breather end. This will also allow for movement.
Thanks again. I'm going to do the job sometime this week so I'll post some photos. I figure at worst folks would like to see how the pipes connect to the gray tanks.


I just bought 2 at our local RV place for $4.95 each, 1 1/2".

They have a "fat" end with a grove, the bottom of the grooved rubber fits inside, while the other is on outside of tank, I used dish washing soap to help "slip it in" to the tank and a little more to get the pipe in the slip.

Have fun on your project

Repo


Can you post a link to a pict of what you used? Thanks Mike.

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