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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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Darian Leckie


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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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