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Message posted by cookiekid via mobile 10/9/2020 at 4:16pm
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Hi, can anyone help please.
First time we tried to use water in our caravan this week. We did everything as advised but the water wouldn't stop spluttering we persevered for an hour but had to give up. All suggestions appreciated.

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Sounds like air is getting into the system somehow. Is this just the hot water or is it any water? One tap or all the taps?



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Message posted by cookiekid via mobile 10/9/2020 at 4:34pm
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It spluttered to start with then ran ok then started spluttering again on all taps hot & cold.

Message posted by Paul_B10/9/2020 at 4:36pm
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Try putting some silicon grease on the pump O-rings or olive oil if you don't have silicon.
It could also be the nonreturn valve thats letting water drain back into the aquaroll, usually from the hot.

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start again! drop the water out the drain from the water heater, then make sure your aquaroll is full, go to the furthest tap (usually your shower head) from your water heater, turn on hot side, get that running smoothly, then the bathroom tap (hot) and finally the kitchen one (hot), then do the same with your cold tap in that order, that normally resolves air in the system. if it still splutters check your o seal on the pump

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Message posted by Pixie_Hez10/9/2020 at 8:04pm
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It sounds to me like it is sucking in air. What sort of water pipe have you got? If it is a Truma, they are notorious for curling up in the aquaroll so that the bottom of the pipe sits above the water level and just sucks in air. We attached a piece of rigid pipe to our Truma water hose to keep it right down in the bottom of the aquaroll.

Alternatively, it might be sucking in air at the point where you connect the water pipe to the caravan. This happens sometimes if the rubber o rings around the connector have dried or cracked. If they are just dry, some olive oil or Vaseline on the rings will help to create a better seal but you may need new o rings.

I hope you get things sorted out.

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Message posted by cookiekid via mobile 10/9/2020 at 8:45pm
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Thank you, much appreciated

Message posted by Paul_B11/9/2020 at 7:50am
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Don't use Vaseline as it denatures rubber O-rings, OK with Nitrile O-rings but not rubber.

If you remove the pump from the outlet and water runs from the socket it could indicate the non return valve is at fault

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Using polybutulyene plastic pipe? The fittings are hand tightened usually by an knurled round nut. Inside the fitting there's an O ring, metal grab ring and a pipe support insert. If one of these parts is missing a non-effective joint can result that cannot take much pressure to force apart.


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