Pressure build up in city water tank

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  1. tampagator

    tampagator New Member

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    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.

    Thanks
     
  2. Sjm9911

    Sjm9911 Well-Known Member

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

    BikeNFish Well-Known Member

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  4. Snow

    Snow Well-Known Member

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    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..
     

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