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Old 10-13-2020, 08:17 PM   #1
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Water pump repair

Question, is it necessary to drain the fw tank before replacing the pump?

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Old 10-13-2020, 08:25 PM   #2
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NO. What makes you think you would? You can also rebuild your pump instead of buying a new one. Amazon is your friend.
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Old 10-13-2020, 09:28 PM   #3
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Saw a post recently that suggested it. Didn't see why it's necessary. Replacing old pump with new one. Gonna rebuild old pump for a spare. Thanks
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Old 10-13-2020, 10:25 PM   #4
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When I removed the strainer for cleaning on my Chateau, I had 30 gallons of water leaking into my RV from the Fresh Water tank.
I would drain the tank prior to any repair.
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Old 10-13-2020, 10:39 PM   #5
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Just make sure you drain your FW tank so the water level is below pump level otherwise you will have a mess. If the water is above pump level then the head pressure in the FW tank will push water out of the tank - that gravity thing. And, if you are really lucky it might create a siphon and pull a lot of water out. My assistant brewer goes home at least twice a week with wet shoes because he forgets about gravity.
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Old 10-14-2020, 12:32 AM   #6
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Thanks for the responses. I guess better safe than sorry applies here.
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Old 10-14-2020, 03:59 PM   #7
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Mine has a valve and a strainer on the suction side

If you have a valve simply close it, no valve then drain

After repairs or pump exchange it is a good idea to treat your tank with some disinfectant if you use the water for potable use

I am assuming your hands aren't perfectly clean and the work area is usually in the wet bay which just might have black and grey tank outlets
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Old 10-14-2020, 04:40 PM   #8
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both my trailers the pump was above the tank. never gave the pump being lower a thought.
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