Pressure build up in city water tank

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  1. tampagator

    tampagator New Member

    Sep 5, 2016
    Hi everyone,

    Please forgive me if this is a dumb question, but I have just developed an external leak at my city water connection. At our last outing, I hooked up the hose (with filter and pressure regulator) and within a few seconds of the water being on, it began to leak. It leaks once pressure builds up. I disconnected it and checked the seals several times, but it still leaks.

    I assume I need to replace the inlet. However, I'm concerned that there is another issue since the pressure seems very high when I push the check valve. I am sure that it is just the inlet since it leaks even if I have the faucet inside open or the shower on. Just wanted to get someone's input.

  2. Sjm9911

    Sjm9911 Well-Known Member

    May 31, 2018
    Unscrew the escuchen plate around the inlet, a new peice should screw right on.
  3. BikeNFish

    BikeNFish Well-Known Member

    Apr 24, 2017
    Maplewood, MN
  4. Snow

    Snow Well-Known Member

    Jul 19, 2007
    The O-ring has rolled over, likely caused by someone pushing on the check valve like you did.. A leading cause is from having the pump on while winterizing and pressing on the check valve ..

    Yes there can be pressure behind that check valve.. it is normal..
  5. tampagator

    tampagator New Member

    Sep 5, 2016
    Thanks everyone who responded. I was away and just able to respond. Sounds like I need to replace inlet. To Snow: I believe the pump was kicked on for a while while stored.
    Also, I'll also check the regulator but it is only about a year old. Appreciate it!
  6. Shaman1

    Shaman1 Well-Known Member

    May 13, 2011
    Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
    I just saw this post. I would start by checking the hose washer. They are cheap and get brittle quickly.

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