Home

   Log in or Register



Insurance Quotes
forums Campsite Search Comp Directory tips virtual brochure Profile
Tent and Awning Reviews Competitions Caravans and Motorhomes For Sale Shopping Diary Contact Us

Advertisement

Message Forums

Welcome Guest Register Login Search The Forum Posts Since Last Visit
 Reception - All Forums
   Caravans and Caravanning -  Caravan Repairs, Servicing and Maintenance
Share   Post on X / Twitter  Share on Facebook  Email  Printer Friendly Version Print
Subject Topic: Sink mixer tap leaking Post Reply Post New Topic
15/7/2020 at 2:06pm
 Location: Cwmbran - Outfit Nr Llandridnod Wells
 Outfit: Bailey Pageant Bordeaux S6
View Richardfin's Profile View Profile   Reply to Richardfin Reply   Quote Richardfin Quote  
Joined: 13/7/2019

Silver Member
Silver Member

Forum Posts:   100

Site Reviews Total: 0
Site Reviews 2024: 0  
Site Reviews 2023: 0  
Site Reviews 2022: 0  
Site Reviews 2021: 0  
Site Reviews 2020: 0  
Site Reviews 2019: 0  
Site Reviews 2018: 0  
Site Nights 2024: 0
Site Nights 2023: 0
Site Nights 2022: 0
Site Nights 2021: 0
Site Nights 2020: 0
Site Nights 2019: 0
Site Nights 2018: 0

We purchased our Bailey Pageant Bordeaux S6 last year but have not had the chance to use it properly until now. I have filled the water container with water and added puraclean. I have powered up the pump and made sure the air is out of the system. I then noticed that the mixer tap for the sink is leaking from within the tap itself. I have no idea how the tap can be taken apart insitu, can anyone please advise. We have come to our new seasonal pitch in the middle of Wales and quite remote.
I am wondering if something has come loose within the tap and needs tightening up and cleaning, maybe some sort of washer or if the tap needs replacing. Would it be possible to isolate the tap temporarily with ordinary household plumbing stop ends?
I would appreciate any comments or suggestions. Thank you.


15/7/2020 at 3:22pm
 Location: london
 Outfit: Elddis marquis majestic 185
View barry915's Profile View Profile   Reply to barry915 Reply   Quote barry915 Quote  
Joined: 10/8/2011

Platinum Member
Platinum Member

Forum Posts:   1137

Site Reviews Total: 18
Site Reviews 2024: 0  
Site Reviews 2023: 0  
Site Reviews 2022: 1  
Site Reviews 2021: 0  
Site Reviews 2020: 1  
Site Reviews 2019: 1  
Site Reviews 2018: 0  
Site Nights 2024: 0
Site Nights 2023: 0
Site Nights 2022: 1
Site Nights 2021: 0
Site Nights 2020: 2
Site Nights 2019: 1
Site Nights 2018: 0

The pipe work on caravans and motorhomes is much smaller than domestic fittings so normal stop end will not work.
Have a look on line to see if there is a caravan spares company near you or even a mobile repairer that can offer you advice.
Iím sure there will be someone this forum who has experienced this problem before
Just had a look on the net and there is a utube video on how to fix a leaking tap for your model.

Post last edited on 15/07/2020 15:27:05

-------------
Basa


15/7/2020 at 4:44pm
 Location: Cwmbran - Outfit Nr Llandridnod Wells
 Outfit: Bailey Pageant Bordeaux S6
View Richardfin's Profile View Profile   Reply to Richardfin Reply   Quote Richardfin Quote  
Joined: 13/7/2019

Silver Member
Silver Member

Forum Posts:   100

Site Reviews Total: 0
Site Reviews 2024: 0  
Site Reviews 2023: 0  
Site Reviews 2022: 0  
Site Reviews 2021: 0  
Site Reviews 2020: 0  
Site Reviews 2019: 0  
Site Reviews 2018: 0  
Site Nights 2024: 0
Site Nights 2023: 0
Site Nights 2022: 0
Site Nights 2021: 0
Site Nights 2020: 0
Site Nights 2019: 0
Site Nights 2018: 0

Thanks for the post Basa.

I looked on youtube as you suggested and feel pretty sure that it is the ceramic cartridge valve. I have taken pot luck and ordered one on line.

I thinned out my tool box before we came away and one of the things left behind was Allen Keys which I need to remove the top of the tap.

However I feel more confident about fixing it now.

Thanks again.

Rich


15/7/2020 at 7:25pm
 Location: london
 Outfit: Elddis marquis majestic 185
View barry915's Profile View Profile   Reply to barry915 Reply   Quote barry915 Quote  
Joined: 10/8/2011

Platinum Member
Platinum Member

Forum Posts:   1137

Site Reviews Total: 18
Site Reviews 2024: 0  
Site Reviews 2023: 0  
Site Reviews 2022: 1  
Site Reviews 2021: 0  
Site Reviews 2020: 1  
Site Reviews 2019: 1  
Site Reviews 2018: 0  
Site Nights 2024: 0
Site Nights 2023: 0
Site Nights 2022: 1
Site Nights 2021: 0
Site Nights 2020: 2
Site Nights 2019: 1
Site Nights 2018: 0

Hi Rich
Sounds good, please let us all know how you get on , it just adds to the knowledge base of all of the members.

-------------
Basa


via mobile 15/7/2020 at 7:33pm
 Location: chesterfield
 Outfit: Ford Kuga AWD & Lunar Clubman SI
View cliffbrown's Profile View Profile   Reply to cliffbrown Reply   Quote cliffbrown Quote  
Joined: 02/7/2006

Diamond Member
Diamond Member

Forum Posts:   1573

Site Reviews Total: 6
Site Reviews 2024: 0  
Site Reviews 2023: 0  
Site Reviews 2022: 0  
Site Reviews 2021: 0  
Site Reviews 2020: 0  
Site Reviews 2019: 1  
Site Reviews 2018: 0  
Site Nights 2024: 0
Site Nights 2023: 0
Site Nights 2022: 0
Site Nights 2021: 0
Site Nights 2020: 0
Site Nights 2019: 8
Site Nights 2018: 0

There are dozens of different types of cartridge taking the original to a dealer is best so you can match it.
I had trouble with a leak on our last van water would accumulate around the base of the tap when not in use, I replaced the cartridge but it still leaked, I wrapped kitchen towel around it to absorb the water and changed it regularly, I suspected that the tap would have been in need of replacement


Advertisement



15/7/2020 at 10:41pm
 Location: Cwmbran - Outfit Nr Llandridnod Wells
 Outfit: Bailey Pageant Bordeaux S6
View Richardfin's Profile View Profile   Reply to Richardfin Reply   Quote Richardfin Quote  
Joined: 13/7/2019

Silver Member
Silver Member

Forum Posts:   100

Site Reviews Total: 0
Site Reviews 2024: 0  
Site Reviews 2023: 0  
Site Reviews 2022: 0  
Site Reviews 2021: 0  
Site Reviews 2020: 0  
Site Reviews 2019: 0  
Site Reviews 2018: 0  
Site Nights 2024: 0
Site Nights 2023: 0
Site Nights 2022: 0
Site Nights 2021: 0
Site Nights 2020: 0
Site Nights 2019: 0
Site Nights 2018: 0

Thanks for the replies.
As I have said I am unable to remove the grub screw at the top of the tap at the moment. I will be going home in a couple of days and hopefully pick up the ceramic cartridge. I will then return with allen keys and see if it fits and if it solves the problem. If not I am thinking I will have to find an mobile engineer to sort it. In the mean time I will give it a go and take a few photos and post - it may be help full if it works and if it doesn't words of wisdom for others. I will update later.
Rich


16/7/2020 at 7:55am
 Location: Suffolk
 Outfit: Coachman Pastiche 525 4
View The Vicar's Profile View Profile   Reply to The Vicar Reply   Quote The Vicar Quote  
Joined: 20/3/2009

Gold Member
Gold Member

Forum Posts:   395

Site Reviews Total: 7
Site Reviews 2024: 0  
Site Reviews 2023: 0  
Site Reviews 2022: 0  
Site Reviews 2021: 0  
Site Reviews 2020: 0  
Site Reviews 2019: 0  
Site Reviews 2018: 0  
Site Nights 2024: 0
Site Nights 2023: 0
Site Nights 2022: 0
Site Nights 2021: 0
Site Nights 2020: 0
Site Nights 2019: 0
Site Nights 2018: 0

We had a similar problem with our kitchen tap. Stopped using it while away just filled the sink from a kettle. Tried to cure it by changing the cartridge (not a difficult job) but it still leaked. My local mobile service man came out to service the van and had a look. He had to take the sink out to remove tap but found that it was a broken washer causing the problem. Using PTFE tape he has now cured the leak. Passing this on for information !! as a new tap could be costly.

-------------
A Fart is only Natures Ringtone

Finish what you sta


16/7/2020 at 10:36am
 Location: Near Alton Towers
 Outfit: Bailey Burgundy S7 H
View Pickled Onion's Profile View Profile   Reply to Pickled Onion Reply   Quote Pickled Onion Quote  
Joined: 23/2/2006

Diamond Member
Diamond Member

Forum Posts:   2997

Site Reviews Total: 11
Site Reviews 2024: 0  
Site Reviews 2023: 0  
Site Reviews 2022: 3  
Site Reviews 2021: 1  
Site Reviews 2020: 2  
Site Reviews 2019: 1  
Site Reviews 2018: 1  
Site Nights 2024: 0
Site Nights 2023: 0
Site Nights 2022: 11
Site Nights 2021: 5
Site Nights 2020: 9
Site Nights 2019: 8
Site Nights 2018: 1

The grub screw is most likely to be a small Allen screw, it was on my Series 7 when I changed mine.

Dave.

-------------
Give a man a fish and he will eat for a day,
Teach a man to fish and you can get rid of him for a whole weekend.


16/7/2020 at 1:41pm
 Location: Cwmbran - Outfit Nr Llandridnod Wells
 Outfit: Bailey Pageant Bordeaux S6
View Richardfin's Profile View Profile   Reply to Richardfin Reply   Quote Richardfin Quote  
Joined: 13/7/2019

Silver Member
Silver Member

Forum Posts:   100

Site Reviews Total: 0
Site Reviews 2024: 0  
Site Reviews 2023: 0  
Site Reviews 2022: 0  
Site Reviews 2021: 0  
Site Reviews 2020: 0  
Site Reviews 2019: 0  
Site Reviews 2018: 0  
Site Nights 2024: 0
Site Nights 2023: 0
Site Nights 2022: 0
Site Nights 2021: 0
Site Nights 2020: 0
Site Nights 2019: 0
Site Nights 2018: 0

Thanks for the replies.
I think senior moments - as I meant say say Allen screw and not grub screw.
So I had the system filled with Puraclean which I left over night and thought regardless of the tap leak I had to flush it through this morning.
Got at about the end of the Aqua roll and the pumped stopped and refused to do any more. I turned the pump off checked the fuse which was ok and left it for a while and tried again but no luck. I did wonder if the filter in the barrel was blocked so removed it but I thought that I should have heard the pump. To me it seems the pump has died but I don't know enough about the electrics and if it could be anything else. I have managed to contact a mobile engineer who hopes to fit me in next week. Not sure if there is anything I can do in the meantime.


17/7/2020 at 10:09am
 Location: Near Alton Towers
 Outfit: Bailey Burgundy S7 H
View Pickled Onion's Profile View Profile   Reply to Pickled Onion Reply   Quote Pickled Onion Quote  
Joined: 23/2/2006

Diamond Member
Diamond Member

Forum Posts:   2997

Site Reviews Total: 11
Site Reviews 2024: 0  
Site Reviews 2023: 0  
Site Reviews 2022: 3  
Site Reviews 2021: 1  
Site Reviews 2020: 2  
Site Reviews 2019: 1  
Site Reviews 2018: 1  
Site Nights 2024: 0
Site Nights 2023: 0
Site Nights 2022: 11
Site Nights 2021: 5
Site Nights 2020: 9
Site Nights 2019: 8
Site Nights 2018: 1

The Puriclean in the system overnight shouldn't have done any damage to the pump. It could be defective but as that's a lot more expensive if it is an on-board pump so let's try everything else first.

If you have a multimeter and can use it on DC volts, it makes testing for power and tracing the fault a lot easier.

Perhaps the pressure switch is defective? In your system, the pump gets a power feed to run from the pressure switch, it also switches it off when the system is full. It may be near the water inlet, or if you have an onboard pump, inside it. In either case, there will be 2 wires going to it, (most important, not the power wires, the switch wires), carefully shorting them together should run the pump if it's duff.

Dave.



-------------
Give a man a fish and he will eat for a day,
Teach a man to fish and you can get rid of him for a whole weekend.


Advertisement



17/7/2020 at 10:30am
 Location: Cwmbran - Outfit Nr Llandridnod Wells
 Outfit: Bailey Pageant Bordeaux S6
View Richardfin's Profile View Profile   Reply to Richardfin Reply   Quote Richardfin Quote  
Joined: 13/7/2019

Silver Member
Silver Member

Forum Posts:   100

Site Reviews Total: 0
Site Reviews 2024: 0  
Site Reviews 2023: 0  
Site Reviews 2022: 0  
Site Reviews 2021: 0  
Site Reviews 2020: 0  
Site Reviews 2019: 0  
Site Reviews 2018: 0  
Site Nights 2024: 0
Site Nights 2023: 0
Site Nights 2022: 0
Site Nights 2021: 0
Site Nights 2020: 0
Site Nights 2019: 0
Site Nights 2018: 0

Dave
Thanks for your reply.
I have had a look at connections, although the fuse checked out ok with the multimeter I repeated the check and put the fuse back and low and behold the pump worked!
With regards to the ceramic tap fitting there is somebody here with the same caravan, and he confirmed I had ordered the correct size.
When the pump comes on I can certainly hear it, is that normal?

Rich


17/7/2020 at 1:11pm
 Location: Near Alton Towers
 Outfit: Bailey Burgundy S7 H
View Pickled Onion's Profile View Profile   Reply to Pickled Onion Reply   Quote Pickled Onion Quote  
Joined: 23/2/2006

Diamond Member
Diamond Member

Forum Posts:   2997

Site Reviews Total: 11
Site Reviews 2024: 0  
Site Reviews 2023: 0  
Site Reviews 2022: 3  
Site Reviews 2021: 1  
Site Reviews 2020: 2  
Site Reviews 2019: 1  
Site Reviews 2018: 1  
Site Nights 2024: 0
Site Nights 2023: 0
Site Nights 2022: 11
Site Nights 2021: 5
Site Nights 2020: 9
Site Nights 2019: 8
Site Nights 2018: 1

That sounds like a poor electrical connection in the fuse holder, keep an eye on it in case it's corroded.

Try going on the Bailey Prima Leisure site and in the parts section input your Vin number here is the link Bottom left-hand corner.

Only the parts for your caravan model and year will be selected to view, you may find your tap details, look up the replacement ceramic cartridge from there. I bought mine and a spare too from eBay for a few quid each, much cheaper than the OEM.

Dave.

-------------
Give a man a fish and he will eat for a day,
Teach a man to fish and you can get rid of him for a whole weekend.


17/7/2020 at 5:06pm
 Location: Cwmbran - Outfit Nr Llandridnod Wells
 Outfit: Bailey Pageant Bordeaux S6
View Richardfin's Profile View Profile   Reply to Richardfin Reply   Quote Richardfin Quote  
Joined: 13/7/2019

Silver Member
Silver Member

Forum Posts:   100

Site Reviews Total: 0
Site Reviews 2024: 0  
Site Reviews 2023: 0  
Site Reviews 2022: 0  
Site Reviews 2021: 0  
Site Reviews 2020: 0  
Site Reviews 2019: 0  
Site Reviews 2018: 0  
Site Nights 2024: 0
Site Nights 2023: 0
Site Nights 2022: 0
Site Nights 2021: 0
Site Nights 2020: 0
Site Nights 2019: 0
Site Nights 2018: 0

Dave,

I have some contact cleaner I will apply to the fuse holders.

Thanks for the link - can be quite use full.

Rich



In order to post a reply you will need to register, or if already registered please log in here

Prev       Next
Quick Links - All Forums - Caravan Repairs, Servicing and Maintenance - Top of Page

Printer Friendly Version Printable version      Share   Post on X / Twitter  Share on Facebook  Email


Latest News, Discounts and Competitions  see all...














5928 Visitors online !

Free UKCampsite.co.uk Window Sticker  -  Recommend to Friend  -  Add a Missing Campsite

[Message Forums]  [Caravan Sites & Camping]  [Company Listings]  [Features / Advice]  [Virtual Brochure]  [Shop!]
[Reception]  [Competitions]  [Caravans & Motorhomes For Sale]  [Event Diary]  [Contact Us]  [Tent Reviews



Please note we are not responsible for the content of external sites & any reviews represent the author's personal view only. Please report any error here. You may view our privacy and cookie policy and terms and conditions here. All copyrights & other intellectual property rights in the design and content of this web site are reserved to the UKCampsite.co.uk © 1999 - 2024


Advertisement



Advertisement



Advertisement