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    • #3682
      Dave & Sharon
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      We’ve had our Exsis for 12 years now, and finally she’s succumbed to the fresh water tank leak I’ve previously read about. The brass valve on the end of the shaft still opens and closes ok, however in the closed position the water still exits the tank.

      So a quick thankyou to previous members who explained a sherry cork fits the tube on the underside… I’ve shoved a bottle stopper up there and it does indeed seem to be doing the job as a quick fix.

      Hope it doesn’t fall out this weekend 🙂

      I’ve seen the pictures in the Little Exsis book regarding fixing the broken shaft, but has anyone removed the tank from the wardrobe area… is it an easy job?

      Cheers
      Dave

    • #3683
      Fred & Gill
      Participant

      It’s gonna be a lot harder than when you changed the sink Dave and posted photos of your head sticking out ha ha!

      Unless the actual tank is leaking just go for the easier options posted

      At my age I think I would just use the cork – no frost now so can leave water system filled

      Good to here from you best wishes for a good Covid free camping season

      Fred

    • #3685
      Dave & Sharon
      Participant

      Cheers Fred, yep cork is certainly an easy option 😉

    • #3686
      marley
      Participant

      Hi,

      I have posted a detailed drawing of the  my valve when  I removed the whole unit  which is operated in the base of the tank, so if you keep opening the valve from the winding wheel, until it is loose in the bottom of the tank, remove it, you will find a rubber sealing ring on the male portion, renew that, refix, and you are  done.

      I on the other hand had to remove the whole valve which is a real pain

    • #3687
      Dave & Sharon
      Participant

      Thanks Marley 😁

    • #3688
      Fred & Gill
      Participant

      Well done, teamwork really does help to solve problems, especially if based on previous knowledge & experience.

      Over the years this valve has been a problem and several aspects are covered in the Little Exsis Book produced by Tom.

      Specifically to the comments and help from Marley regarding photos of the completely removed valve

      that he posted with the help of Barry in February 2019 see page 13  Water tank posting number 920.

      The above photos may be very helpful to newer owners

      Fred

      • This reply was modified 3 months, 2 weeks ago by Fred & Gill.
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