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Post by Musley Sun Apr 11, 2021 2:44 pm

Hi tried filling up today after emptying for the winter and water was pouring out of the cold pipe where it joins to the tap.
There is a white plastic thing on the pipe that stops you seeing where the leak is, I'm not sure what it's purpose is?
Any ideas?
We don't know if the pipe is split or it's another issue.
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Post by bolero boy Sun Apr 11, 2021 5:46 pm

which specific tap are ypu talking about?....the sink, bathroom, shower or something to do with the water hose?
any chance of a picture?

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Post by Musley Sun Apr 11, 2021 5:49 pm

Sorry new to this.
It's the cold water pipe on the sink in the kitchen.
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Post by bolero boy Sun Apr 11, 2021 5:58 pm

some motorhome pipes are joined using this sort of fitting (called John Guest), others can confirm, but the collar washer might be leaking....you slide the collar back to withdraw the pipe...
drain the system and disconnect the joint thats leaking and check the washer inside...
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Post by Musley Sun Apr 11, 2021 6:24 pm

This is the pipe, the blue one and the water is flooding out of the top of the white part.
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Post by marconi Sun Apr 11, 2021 7:29 pm

Musley wrote:This is the pipe, the blue one and the water is flooding out of the top of the white part.

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From the photo it looks as if the cold connection has been push off partly, maybe due to frost.

Putting two fingers, one either side, on the thin inner collar and pushing down, whilst holding the connector should allow you to push it back up onto the tap.

Its a bit of a knack, don't worry about pulling the connector off whilst pushing the collar down, it just pushes back on one handed.
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Post by marconi Sun Apr 11, 2021 7:30 pm

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Post by glyne lock Sun Apr 11, 2021 9:39 pm

there is a good chance as Marconi has said if not been fully drained for the winter the fitting has come apart
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Post by Musley Mon Apr 12, 2021 3:17 pm

Thanks for the reply, I thought as much though we did drain it all down though there may have been a bit left in.
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Post by Relaxez-Vous Mon Apr 12, 2021 6:32 pm

You've got Whale pipe fittings not John Guest's, they're mostly interchangeable. In our Kemerton XL van the Whale external mains water fill stuff uses Whale fittings, the rest of connections in our van seem to be John Guest's. Pipework is usually 12mm pipe, though 15mm is also manufactured.
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Post by KMRTOPAZ Mon Apr 12, 2021 11:46 pm

I think it unnecessary to separate the joint by pulling apart.  I would hazard a guess that the best option would be to grip the pipe at either side of the joint and push together firmly.  Then test. If it still leaks, the connector  is faulty and needs a replacement.
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Post by inspiredron Tue Apr 13, 2021 12:11 am

KMRTOPAZ wrote:I think it unnecessary to separate the joint by pulling apart.  I would hazard a guess that the best option would be to grip the pipe at either side of the joint and push together firmly.  Then test. If it still leaks, the connector  is faulty and needs a replacement.
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Agree totally with this. Just push it all together - but be careful of what might be happening at the other end of that blue pipe ! There may be a similar fitting there, perhaps an elbow?

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