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 6/8/2012 12:32 AM
 
turned on the faucets today to do dishes turned the water off to see what DH needed came back to finish running water in the sink turned on the hot water (I usually use only hot water) and nothing!!! nada!!! so I complained such as wish the camp grounds would tell us if they are turning off the water went upstairs and dh proceeded to wash his hands he used a combination of hot and cold...no hot but cold oops sorry campground so here I am no hot water.. what to do ...thinking it's one of those easy fixes had DH done the proper maintenance all a long but unfortunately don't think that happened. he is saying he thinks that it is corroded not sounding fun so wondering if any of you have any good ideas? thanks Sheila
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 6/8/2012 10:44 AM
 

This is a new one on me! I've had to replace hot water heaters. They just quit heating but you still got water. Why is it that these crazy things always come up when you already have your hands full. OK, just think of it as an unpleasant diversion. Been thinking of you. Let us know what you find out.


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 6/8/2012 11:46 AM
 

Gosh, Sheila - I don't have much for suggestions, but I would think that if it really was corrosion it wouldn't just quit totally like that. You'd get a slowly narrowing trickle. Sounds like something shut off. An overload switch? A safety doohickie that is supposed to kick in when the temperature gets too hot or something? Or the faucet itself is faulty. Just guessing, but when we bought the Windsport, the first trip out the darn kitchen faucet would every so often quit working. Other times it would be fine. Then suddenly - no water. We fixed it by going to a hardware store and bought a new faucet. Problem solved. Never did find out what was wrong, but a cheap regular house kitchen faucet worked just fine. Didn't even get a special RV one or anything.

For what it's worth . . .

Good luck - you sure don't need any more hassles right now!

Evie


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 6/8/2012 11:21 PM
 

evie that would be a thought if it wasn't at both sinks...and the bathroom one has been changed out...so son came over and drained the hot water heater and had water at a good pressure been running water on the lawn tonight but when I just now went to wash hands in bathroom it slowed down to a trickle and basically not there so checked the kitchen same story...that really makes me wonder

sheila

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 6/9/2012 1:07 AM
 
 Modified By RVA  on 6/9/2012 12:57:39 AM

Most RV water heaters have what's called a Back Flow Preventer, or Check-valve ($10.00), where the cold water line connects to the hot water tank to refill it. This simple "one way" valve consists of a small ball and a spring, which allows the cold water in to refill the tank, but prevents the hot water from escaping back into the cold water line. If the ball gets gummed up or stuck, no cold water can enter the tank, thus no pressure and no hot water from the tank. "Some" RVs also have a similar check-valve connected to the tank outlet, to prevent anti-freeze from getting into the tank when the RV is winterized. This valve can also get stuck, preventing the hot water from leaving the tank. The inlet valve, however, is most likely the culprit.

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 6/9/2012 9:28 AM
 

If you have airrators (sp) on your faucets unscrew them and look for dirt and rust. Nothing?

Could be the valve seats are shot and need new ones, cost, pennies.

Only a suggestion.

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 6/9/2012 11:07 PM
 

thanks for the ideas...dh is thinking it needs flushed again as he has been neglengic in doing it but the others make sense as well we will have water for a bit then it will just peter out and nothing then we will have water...If his health would allow him to fix it I'm sure it would have been done by now but when taking pills is a long drawn out affair that is out of the relm of reality...thank you all

sheila

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