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Are you saying that you filled tank went out and tank was still full on return ?

 

So if it only empties during the night I reckon you got secret showerers :)

 

Cleanest hedghogs, foxes and badgers in the neighbourhood I'ii bet ;)

 

Leave them some shower gel out and then follow the scent :o

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How do you dispose of the waste water created as per Townies post #14? Is it just running down the waste drain?

 

Alternative possibilities -

  • the other half is secretly watering down your booze
  • you've got goldfish in the water tank drinking it
  • you're not actually filling the tank - you're just imagining it (don't know how if the first option is happening!)
  • you're toilet is drawing water from the tank for flushing (better empty the cassette soon!)

Gonna hurry up and find out it's driving me crazy! :blink: :blink:

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Could make for a good X Files episode this.

 

Need to get Mulder and Scully involved.

 

 

 

'The truth is out there'. :ph34r:

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Can't see the leak yet. ..

 

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Can't see the leak yet. ..

 

f147f86e-6aac-4b03-ab59-06ba045a689a-620

:lol::lol::lol:

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Can't see the leak yet. ..

 

f147f86e-6aac-4b03-ab59-06ba045a689a-620

 

Ah that's where my detachable towbar went. .... ;)

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How do you dispose of the waste water created as per Townies post #14? Is it just running down the waste drain?

 

Alternative possibilities -

  • the other half is secretly watering down your booze
  • you've got goldfish in the water tank drinking it
  • you're not actually filling the tank - you're just imagining it (don't know how if the first option is happening!)
  • you're toilet is drawing water from the tank for flushing (better empty the cassette soon!)
Gonna hurry up and find out it's driving me crazy! :blink: :blink:

The waste goes direct to external outlets.

 

It really is quite a problem.

 

I am starting to open the possibilities of going senile at 31, and that the local fauna are well washed indeed.

 

I keep checking for crop circles and odd shaped floating things, including decending whales but no other corroborative evidence of strange happens YET.

 

P. s. I did fill when full, see earlier post. ...

The oddest thing about the tank, which I removed fully today, has just the level indicator switch and the overflow/ drain down pipe below water level.

 

Inspected for damage. Nothing. Wood underneath bone dry.

 

Now each and every join has been covered in silkaflex. ....

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Can you over night put the waste outlet in to a container

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Perhaps you filled it with some of this new fangled dehydrated water as was shown on a Panorama April fools programme many years ago!!!

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So, and guessing here, if the tank has no apparent leaks it has to be either a leak within the associated pipework (and if there are no water marks appearing on the "tell tale" newspaper guess this is doubtful) or the tank is draining down through the waste water system. As Rita says, stick the waste outlet into a container and see what's there tomorrow.

Is there an external shower connection?

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Wonder if he has solved it

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The water cannot be running out of the waste, these are 2 separate systems for good reason. The only way the fresh water can enter the waste is by going down a sink hole. 50l is a lot of water to lose overnight, if your feet aint getting wet in the morning then is going outside.

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Well the silkaflex has cured, the tanks been filled up, the cap locked. Lets see tomorrow. .....

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Can you stay awake all night, watching the water with a torch, just to put us all our of our suspense? :-)

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Well, well, well.

 

This morning I have 50% water.

 

It appears the onboard pump is also kaput. So I wonder if some valve or similar has failed, thus meaning that I am effectively sucking in onboard and external water. It is a long shot.

 

Pump now removed, power disconnected.

 

Lets fill up and see by this evening.

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Dan, just stop winding us up.

Harry

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Is there still water in the tank

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I'll be surprised if it's sparkling, Rita.

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No water loss.

 

New pump fitted, pipe trimmed back for fresh join.

 

Lets see tomorrow.

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So were did the water go Dan

Harry

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So were did the water go Dan

Harry

 

In the whisky :)

 

Fingers crossed for water in the morning

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Got plenty of water here. onboard tank full, aquarol full, exterior of van full, dam weather.

Harry

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I'll be surprised if it's sparkling, Rita.

 

. .brilliant!!

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Success!

 

It appears that. ....

 

. ...the onboard water pump had failed in some form. This allowed water in the onboard tank to be drawn up when the external pump was activated.

 

The water being pumped around the system and ulimately using two water sources.

 

I think that this was made worse by the siphon effect of the onboard water tank being mostly higher than the main water piping.

 

The new pump fitted is a lot quieter as well, and seems to pressurise quicker and more stable. Maybe the old pump was on its way out for years, but finally broke this week.

 

Applying some of the useful posts above logic and the findings means I managed to get it fixed.

 

And im not going senile. Phew.

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Glad you are sorted

 

Water is always a worry

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