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Peter Leahy



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PostPosted: Mon Jan 11, 2021 1:40 pm    Post subject: leak hot water service Reply with quote

My van build is september 2017.My problem is that I have a steady drip from a yellow pipe up in the water heater.Im looking for advice on weather I should have a go at fixing the issue or use my insurance option ,Kind Regards Peter Leahy
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 12, 2021 12:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You could always break down and call Bushtracker... Laughing

Is it the hose drain from the high pressure relief valve?? If you have used it, (you should never) it can start leaking and will have to be replaced...

It is not meant to use manually as a relief valve, only high pressure safety. If you use it, half the time it starts leaking, and will erode the seat and have to be replaced...

It is not an expensive valve, your residual on your Insurance Policy would probably be ten times the cost of the fix.. Try Coast to Coast with the Serial Number and make of the water heater..

Kind regards, Steven Gibbs, Director
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Peter Leahy



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PostPosted: Tue Jan 12, 2021 2:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks Steve, I seem to have the operating instruction manual for a Suburban water heater when in fact the heater installed on my van is a Truma Ultra Rapid 14L! Could it be the same issue on the Truma as you've described for the Suburban heater Regards Peter Leahy
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 12, 2021 6:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Peter,

Not sure what you mean by the “yellow water pipe” as my TRUMA Gas HWS model B14, does not have a yellow pipe (has a yellow drain lever for emptying the HWS) but I found this in my manual which may be of interest to you.
This issue seems to indicate that one would be connected to mains water pressure which could be too high:

Water drips from the P&T safety valve.
– Water pressure to high. – Lime or dirt under the P&T safety valve seat.
Check water pressure (max. 400 kPa), use a pressure reducer when connected to central water supply.

Btw, where exactly is the water dripping from as it may be seeping down that yellow pipe higher up?

All the best.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 12, 2021 7:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Go to this link:

https://www.truma.com/au/en/products/truma-hot-water-system/ultrarapid

Scroll down and click on Downloads and you will be able to download the manual.

Hope this helps.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 12, 2021 9:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks again for your, help I will investigate and let you know Regards Peter Leahy
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