Jump to content

Water line seal & chemical compatibility


Recommended Posts

I was having an issue with reduced water flow at the outside shower head.  Thinking it might be the usual mineral buildup or plastic shavings issue in the hose or shower head, I decided to disassemble things starting with the shower head and working upstream.  No mineral buildup or plastic shavings found, but when I removed the flex hose from the valve assembly, I did discover that the rubber washer that seals the flex hose to the valve assembly was swollen to the point that it was almost completely restricting the flow of water from the anti-siphon check valve inside the valve assembly.   I’ve only used the normal chemicals in the water system for cleaning, disinfection, and winterizing (vinegar, bleach, and RV anti-freeze).  But the seal obviously didn’t like one or some combination of those chemicals.   I replaced the seal with one from my plumbing parts stash and now the flow is back to normal.   Just something else to check for anyone noticing reduced water flow.  Just be careful when removing the flex hose.  There are several small parts to the little check valve inside  

image.jpg

809C0381-1154-420B-8D2D-596274F14751.jpeg

  • Like 6

2019 Oliver Legacy Elite II - Hull #461

Tow Vehicles:

Primary - 2019 Ford F-250

Backup - 2019 Nissan Armada 

 

ALARCODEINKSKYMONMNYNCOHOKPATNTXUTVAWVxlg.jpg.bc136094bef415679018eafd8d4046ad.jpg

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • The title was changed to Water line seal & chemical compatibility

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
 Share

×
×
  • Create New...