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1992 E350 Dutchmen Shower/Water Lines John Pollette 4-24-10  
I left water in the hot water pipe during a long, hard freeze about 6 weeks ago. Water froze, busted the hot water line inside the wall behind the shower. I cut all the caulking, removed all the screws in the shower center section, and have broken down the hot and cold water taps as much as I can. Problem is, the taps have no more screws or nuts or anything but they are still connected to the center shower wall section and connected to the plywood backing. Basically I can't get the things off in order to remove the shower section so I can get to the plywood...Remove it and then get to the pipes so I can repair them. Anybody got any experience in this or have suggestions, advice...At this point I am totally lost.
Re: 1992 E350 Dutchmen Shower/Water Lines Keith 4-24-10  
Hi John, Usually and almost always the faucets are held to the wall with flat plastic thumb nuts on the back, screwed over the inlet stems. Try looking in a cabinet or elsewhere near the shower faucets for an access panel to the shower plumbing. I just saw a Class C that the panel was hidden behind the sliding pantry. Or cut a hole in a panel to possibly gain access. Good luck
Re: 1992 E350 Dutchmen Shower/Water Lines John Pollette 4-24-10  
I thought about that too keith...There is a closet behind the shower. But no access panel. The only other option I can come up with is to take the closet completely apart and see if I can access it that way. Sure does seem like a whole lot of work to fix a pipe. A little ridiculous in my opinion.
Re: 1992 E350 Dutchmen Shower/Water Lines Keith 4-24-10  
Hi John, Yep, sorry to hear of the problems, welcome to the saga "Fun With RV's" Good luck
Re: 1992 E350 Dutchmen Shower/Water Lines BUBBA THE BUS TECH 4-26-10  
Dont take the shower apart, cut an access panel and trim it out later. (approved warranty proccedure)
Good Luck
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