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Mains water hose connection problem


Help please!!

Have developed a problem when connecting mains water hose to caravan.

After connection, the water is leaking out of the hose attachment connected to the water intake on the side of caravan.

Have tried to seal it with plumbing tape, but no joy.

Have tried different click on connections, plastic and brass but problem persists.

Suggestions please as it is very frustrating.

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Is it leaking at the o ring seal in the hose fitting or the plastic connection bush? - usually 1 1/4 American thread.

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Not sure if this may help, I had 2 different connectors in my tool box and although they look the same I found that one did not seat properly and leaked, also changed the inlet connector rubber seal. I have attached a picture FYI.

Good luck and cheers



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New fittings required on hose and on van.Perhaps a pressure reducer at the tap 



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We NEVER connect to mains water.
Any slight leak in the pressure control valve and the van plumbing is subjected to pressures way above that which they are designed for.
That can be very expensive. The HWS is a likely casualty sooner or later.
Just fill the tanks as you need it and use the van pump.
Cheers,
Peter

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Never use plumbers tape on hose fittings and taps. The easier they screw up to the rubber washer the better and easier seal.

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Could be your inlet is American thread rather than british

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Could be your inlet is American thread rather than british

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Hi Cristos

I do not know what brand of caravan you have

My Jayco Conquest motorhome has an American female thread, and I will assume that all Jayco caravans, will have the same thread

The pic below is what I used, (purchased from Bunnings), I have circled the item number, and the isle it is in

If you can let us know, if this worked or not, it may help others in the future

Hose connection.png



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Peter_n_Margaret wrote:

We NEVER connect to mains water.
Any slight leak in the pressure control valve and the van plumbing is subjected to pressures way above that which they are designed for.
That can be very expensive. The HWS is a likely casualty sooner or later.
Just fill the tanks as you need it and use the van pump.
Cheers,
Peter


 

 

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Hawk7 wrote:

Never use plumbers tape on hose fittings and taps. The easier they screw up to the rubber washer the better and easier seal.


 So absolutely true. 



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Hi Christos,
Sorry I haven't seen your problem until now. I too had the same problem & tried everything except replacing the van!

Fixed it by replacing the filler piece - they are readily available from caravan parts suppliers, easy to remove, replace. The one I took out looked almost as good as the one I put in but ...... it worked!

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Hawk7 wrote:

Never use plumbers tape on hose fittings and taps. The easier they screw up to the rubber washer the better and easier seal.


 Don't you just hate it.I do. I am sick of cleaning tape off tap threads that some DH has put on to stop leaks. When will they realise that a new washer in the screw on fitting is all that is needed.



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i had the same problem and the simple solution as described above it to get the correct fitting.
I ended up getting
3 x British and 3 x Murcan fittings from bunnings. returned the British ones.

dont use tape, ever!

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this will fix your problem



www.hoselink.com.au/collections/hose-connectors-starter-kits


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He either fixed it, or drowned by now.

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oldbloke wrote:

He either fixed it, or drowned by now.


 haha

i always try to get back here when i have a solution. hope fully he didnt drown :)



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