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Bailey pageant imperial 1999 3 months 4 weeks ago #472581

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Hi all new to forum
I have a bailey imperial 1999 .Connector on top of water heater sprung a leak and has now sheared off thread inside is damaged can I rethread this using a tap& dye kit also does anyone know if this is an inlet valve. Forgive my ignorance new to Caravanning appreciate any help cheers
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Bailey pageant imperial 1999 3 months 4 weeks ago #472583

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I am assuming that you have a Carver Cascade 2 water heater.
If that is the case NEVER use a tap and die on any part of the heater.

It is very common for the inlet and outlet to break as they get brittle with age and they almost always shear off at some point.

The connector on the top as you look at it is the outlet, the lower one is the inlet.
The top one is just a straight through union, the lower one incorporates a nr valve.

To remove the sheared part still inside the heater casing you need a junior hacksaw blade and gently cut 5 slots in the plastic by pushing the blade through the centre opening and cutting towards the outside, BUT, and its a big BUT, only cut the plastic , NOT any metal.
You will feel the blade drag when you hit metal,,STOP.

Then using a small flat bladed screwdriver, lever one section out, followed by the others.
Try not to push the segments inside the heater.....

New inlet and outlets are available on line from places like Leisureshop Direct.
When installing the new fittings use the provided washer and only screw in tight enough to form a seal, DO NOT OVERTIGHTEN !!!!!!
There should be no need to use any thread seal like PTFE tape, or anything else.
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Bailey pageant imperial 1999 3 months 4 weeks ago #472584

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Hi thanks for reply
Have tried to put in a new connector but I think inside thread is damaged as it will not screw in
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It is possible that there is some kind of residue build up or some kind of sealing compound having been used in the past obstructing the threads.
You could use a towball bolt with a couple of slots cut down it and clean the threads with that.
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