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I posted this back in 2018 but was reminded of this again this morning. While disconnecting my hose I noticed my city water female hose connection fitting was loose.  The picture below shows the fitting after I removed the strainer/ washer.

 
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You need to carry a 1/2 inch hex key (Allen wrench) or you’ll have to use a bolt with a head that fits a 1/2 inch wrench. Just snug this fitting up after removing the strainer/washer. 
 

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Be sure to replace the strainer/washer after tightening the fitting. 
 

 

 

Here is the post that I made about this back in 2018. Just disregard the threadjacking in the middle of the original thread.

 

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Adding a link to the article with the SPEC's of those water fittings...Craig

 

 

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I figured out one of mine was loose because it was spraying water when I hooked the hose to it…  didn’t have a 1/2” Allen wrench at the time, but I do now.. 

any project requiring a new tool is a good one as far as I’m concerned. 🙂 

 

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On 7/10/2021 at 11:46 AM, Townesw said:

You need to carry a 1/2 inch hex key (Allen wrench) or you’ll have to use a bolt with a head that fits a 1/2 inch wrench. Just snug this fitting up after removing the strainer/washer. 

My City Water connection started leaking A LOT and my neighbor took a look and said I was missing the check valve -- but after reading the forum posts related to this subject, I learned that my check valve is moved inboard, and I was able to fix my City Water connection with borrowed hex key and plumber's tape.

Now to buy my own hex key. Also -- I don't have fingernails long enough to grab that outer red rubber strainer, so I used a sewing needle to gently pull it out. I plan to buy spare strainers and O-rings that go on the other side, especially since there are 3 of these connections (City Water, Fresh Water and the Boon Docking inlet) -- can anyone tell me what size the O-ring is? I'm not sure how it's measured. 

Thanks for all the help, Forum family!

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55 minutes ago, Boudicca908 said:

there are 3 of these connections

Actually 4 including the black tank flush 

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3 minutes ago, Patriot said:

I purchased these Ely quick connects

Thanks for the reminder! I have at least one quick connect and a friend took it off, thinking he was going to solve my leak problem. I'll reinstall it now.

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I went with 6" extensions, since I really dislike craning my neck to reach under! They connect easy, hand-tight without leaking. The 4-pack is perfect for an Oliver.
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I like the spring guard. Let us know how it works out for you. 

I also see that you have plugs in the openings. 👍👍👍 good plan. 

Where do you keep the plugs when connected to city water or filling tank?

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3 hours ago, Boudicca908 said:

Thanks for all the help, Forum family!

It is, indeed. A family. 

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1 hour ago, SeaDawg said:

I like the spring guard. Let us know how it works out for you. 

I also see that you have plugs in the openings. 👍👍👍 good plan. 

Where do you keep the plugs when connected to city water or filling tank?

They're flexible too, so if you hit something, np. I've used these before, had them on a class-c, decent quality and inexpensive, not much to go wrong.

Good eye! I was going to remount those funny little chains, but didn't want to take the time, at the time. I removed the bottom screw to remove them and replaced the screw in the hose bib. Last time I just placed the cap inside the rear storage bin where we keep the hoses. Thanks for asking!

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Every time I buy a (blue) Camco in-line hose water filter, I save the old short white spring hose.  And each year, I put one on the Ollie.

The rear port is fairly accessible/exposed and this hose “attached” may not be best between (in-route) uses. 

I like the white hoses, as it provides a bit of a shock absorber to the connection on the OTT side, if someone who is 75 y-o and pretty much all legs, catches a foot on one of those hoses.

Just get a beaded chain extension and attach to the existing black screw plugs already there and put them in the end of the white hoses while underway.

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15 hours ago, jd1923 said:

I went with 6" extensions, since I really dislike craning my neck to reach under!

Great mod, thanks for sharing!

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