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by Keith
5 years ago
Forum: Caravan Improvements, Repairs & Maintenance
Topic: TURN YOUR STOP TAP OFF!!!
Replies: 15
Views: 3820

Re: TURN YOUR STOP TAP OFF!!!

The tap on the right is the stop tap.

I added the 'T' connector and then the drain tap (on the left).

In normal use the Stop tap is open and the drain tap is closed.

When I drain down I close the stop tap and open the drain tap.
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by Keith
5 years ago
Forum: Caravan Improvements, Repairs & Maintenance
Topic: TURN YOUR STOP TAP OFF!!!
Replies: 15
Views: 3820

Re: TURN YOUR STOP TAP OFF!!!

It is just a simple two way tap put in line after the stop tap.

I am going down to the van Thursday or Friday and will post a photo then.
by Keith
5 years ago
Forum: Caravan Improvements, Repairs & Maintenance
Topic: TURN YOUR STOP TAP OFF!!!
Replies: 15
Views: 3820

Re: TURN YOUR STOP TAP OFF!!!

Tim

I won't give advise about your CH, because I don't have any so don't have any 'hands on' experience.

With regards to 'Step 3' Disconnecting the water supply. It is easy to do - you just unscrew the pipe from the stop tap - this allows water to drain back out of the pipes and makes it easier for any remaining water to expand along the pipes in the event of a freeze.

I don't actually disconnect my water supply, because I have added a secondary 'Drain Tap' just after the stop tap so all I need to do is close the stop tap and open the drain tap, but as most people won't have a drain tap I recommend disconnecting.

If you (or anybody else) wants to see what I've done feel free to look under my van - B2-1 - I'm down again this weekend for the party if you want to call while I'm on site.
by Keith
5 years ago
Forum: Caravan Improvements, Repairs & Maintenance
Topic: TURN YOUR STOP TAP OFF!!!
Replies: 15
Views: 3820

TURN YOUR STOP TAP OFF!!!

Every year I post a similar message, but for the benefit of our new members.

From the end of October you should TURN YOUR STOP TAP OFF every time you leave your van to go home. It is a simple 2 minute job and can save you a lot of heart ache.

It doesn't matter if you have booked a drain down by Haven or by some other contractor IT IS YOUR RESPONSIBILITY TO MAKE SURE THE STOP TAP IS OFF. It is also a condition of your insurance, so make sure you are covered.

The ideal procedure is;
1. Turn the stop tap off
2. open all the taps, including the shower
3. disconnect the water supply at the stop tap

This will allow most of the water in the pipes to drain out and in the event of a freeze any water left in the pipes will expand along the pipes with out damaging them.
When you return to your van all you do is the same in reverse.

It may seem a bit of a pain, but it is worth it.

You have spent a lot of money on your van please don't spoil your pride and joy by not doing this.

It is so important that I will repeat the message TURN YOUR STOP TAP OFF EVERY TIME YOU LEAVE YOUR VAN TO GO HOME.

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