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Post by Miss DaisyMay on Sun Aug 09, 2020 9:04 pm

I just want to thank this forum for helping to resolve our very desperate problem.

As i imagine a lot of us have not used our beloved motor homes Because of lockdown due to coronavirus and indeed coronavirus as a whole....

We took the step of deciding to find a site close to home but a tranquil place where we can have a break with our dogs, relax and try and forget the world....

We were doing all the normal prep.... including a massive scrub of the outside and roof...

However on filling up the water tank we found we had no water coming through any of the taps, however water pump was working... the heater was full of water, when i dumped the water it came out.

I rang Autosleeper etc, they were helpful but could not solve my problem, but they did say possibly an air lock, he suggested wacking the pump and tank!

I searched on this wonderful site and found a suggestion that said “drive around a bumpy road, it may dislodge the air lock” ... this we did yesterday, and guess what we have water through taps and shower.....

We can now hopefully spend those few days away now.

So....a very big thank you to all of you for helping us.... hopefully i can return the help I was given..
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Post by Bobskate on Sun Aug 09, 2020 9:15 pm

Miss DaisyMay wrote:
I searched on this wonderful site and found a suggestion that said “drive around a bumpy road, it may dislodge the air lock” ... this we did yesterday, and guess what we have water through taps and shower.....
It’s funny but the solutions are not always high tech....just a bit of “been there done that” experience to pass on.
Enjoy your trip....anywhere exciting?
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Post by Gromit on Sun Aug 09, 2020 9:16 pm

Thanks for the thanks, as I was one of those who suggested it. Pleased it worked for you.

If it becomes a pain in the backside, I'd also suggest you consider a Shurflo pump.

They are the definition of "Fit and forget"!

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Post by Mids on Sun Aug 09, 2020 9:24 pm

Had the  same problem  .was given the same advice  and it worked. Also told don't  completely  empty  all of your fresh water. Did this and havn't  had a air lock since
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Post by mikethebike on Mon Aug 10, 2020 8:59 am

Mids wrote:Had the  same problem  .was given the same advice  and it worked. Also told don't  completely  empty  all of your fresh water. Did this and havn't  had a air lock since

Not good advice for winter time.

I suspect its a design fault in the water system allowing an air lock.

Most systems need a few mins to clear after winter.

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Post by Mids on Mon Aug 10, 2020 9:19 am

Wouldn't  leave water  in during winter time.
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Post by Kdc on Mon Aug 10, 2020 9:31 am

Gromit....which model surflo pump did you use?
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Post by Gromit on Mon Aug 10, 2020 9:47 am

Kdc wrote:Gromit....which model surflo pump did you use?
Can you see enough to get the model?

If not I'll get more info from it later.

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The above is a blown up bit of a picture showing the extra storage achieved by making a cover for all the vulnerable pipework etc.

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Post by Kdc on Mon Aug 10, 2020 8:11 pm

I can work it out from that .............thanks.
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Post by rgermain on Mon Aug 10, 2020 8:44 pm

Yep that's the one I fitted on Daves advice, got it on eBay about £50, I went for a 20 PSI as I didn't want to over load the connections etc, works fine plenty of water flow.

I expect someone will suggest you fit a Fiamma a20 tank to help flow, but I have not found the need as I have no pulsing and pump turns off/on when taps open.
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Post by Gromit on Mon Aug 10, 2020 8:47 pm

rgermain wrote:I expect someone will suggest you fit a Fiamma a20 tank to help flow, but I have not found the need as I have no pulsing and pump turns off/on when taps open.
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Likewise Richard, and I can see no point in fitting something if you clearly don't need it.  shrugg
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Post by Miss DaisyMay on Tue Aug 11, 2020 5:16 pm

So reading the posts what time of pump would be fitted to our Winchcombe 16plate? 
Does anyone know?
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Post by Miss DaisyMay on Tue Aug 11, 2020 5:17 pm

Sorry ought to read *type of pump!
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