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Old 05-07-2019, 09:34 PM   #1
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Leaking Shower Wand

Getting ready for first long trip of the season and checked all water outlets including the shower. And, it was leaking.

Original thought was it was leaking from BEHIND the hot/cold water mixing valve. Closer inspection revealed water was seeping out from where the shower hose connects to the mixing valve.

Cut water off, removed shower wane hose from the hot/cold mixing valve, put plumbers tape on threads of mixing valve, reassembled, cut water on. Leak was more pronounced. Tried attaching hose to valve from several angles, with and without plumbers tape, without success. Noticed that plastic washer inserted into end of shower hose was larger than the recess in the bottom of the mixing valve.

Previous owner did not use a lot of things in the RV (microwave was spotless, ditto fridge, exteroir shower, toilet). Guessing shower was one too and the defict went unnoticed.

Since it is a molded unit will be replacing entire shower assembly. Any recommendations as to a good unit?
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Old 05-15-2019, 02:21 PM   #2
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Hi, I see no responses to your posting yet. Did you try using the correct shower hose washer and remove the teflon tape and old washer that was too big in diameter? I am not familiar with your coach but on my ACE the OEM shower mixing valve uses a cheap plastic shower hose connection.....and it's a break/crack waiting to happen IMO. The worst part would come when trying to replace the mixing valve as most coaches don't have easy access to the shower valves/pex connections in the wall. Some folks have had to make their own valve access via the bedroom wall and then cover up and refinish (depending on your floor plan etc).
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