First "official" day of living in RV had an "opportunity" to, umm, improve myself I guess. Got to the first place in my Journey, the Eagles club #3144 on Vashon Island, WA. Awesome little place to start the adventure.
DiagnosisSo, upon hooking up water and electric, hour or so later notice the floor is wet around the bathroom and knew this wasn't a good sign. Thought it was coming from the sink as had it turned on (had to unclog sink drain just prior to this), but to no avail. Took apart the access panels under the sink and it was bone dry.
|First good shot, no drips here|
|A different view, no leaks here|
|Just different angle showing no leaks|
In another picture of the same location could almost see the drip forming at bottom of the nut and bolt. Turns out this is some sort of ball valve that controls flow of water (duh) into the toilet for flushing and cleaning...
|Water supply hose removed|
|Bottom with old seal|
|Flange and floor|
|Ball valve and seal kit|
|Toilet flange cleaned.. :-) Still smelly|
This brought me to Mark's RV Supplies, where was able to identify the part, by picture, that I needed, which is 09868 according to their site, and turns out that's what Camping World has also. YAY.
|Hose carrying flush water|
|New part and existing plumbing adaptor, with teflon tape|
So, picked up the kit and headed back to fix. Prior to leaving had cleaned area in anticipation. Picture on the left shows the hose which carries water to flushing mechanism, and right hand side shows new parts to be installed. Reused existing hardware (though new nut and screws came in the kit).
|Hooked up to flush hose|
|Screwed and inserted|
Continued by securing the new ball valve to existing metal support structure, reusing the two brass screws that I took off.
Afer this it was "simply" a matter of hooking up water supply and verifying no leaks.
|Completed and leak free!|
|One of nuts for flange to tighten, in back|
And there we have it.. All done and life is greater now!
All in all, if knew what to do and had part on hand, would've been done with this within an hour. As it is probably took 2-3 hours total time, not counting going to get part, etc. Still a good experience, minus the odirific part.