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Old 04-19-2019, 04:40 PM   #1
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Sanicon Extension Adapter

I thought I’d share the Sanicon to 3” sewer hose adapter we needed for a rather long reach to a sewer connection at our current RV Park. I will also say this return to using 3” sewer hose (just an extension mind you) has me very glad we addded the Sanicon to our motor home—despite the upside down pump and need for hose protection, but I digress.....

The clean out fitting is at any Lowes or Home Depot. The Valterra adapter is available from Walmart. I used silicone to join the two pieces. Cost is about $12.

Cleanout: https://www.homedepot.com/p/Charlott...00HD/203391018

Valterra adapter: https://www.walmart.com/ip/Valterra-...-Hub/198428306

The adapter works fine, no leaks. You do need to ensure the sanicon threads are tight when connecting to the white cleanout adapter.

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Old 04-20-2019, 04:06 AM   #2
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Not a bad idea. I ended up ordering another sanicon hose which comes with a double ended barb to attach to the other hose, but haven't had to use it yet.
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Not quite sure I understand how this functions

This looks interesting. Are you able then to lock on a "standard" sewer hose extension to the end? If so, what's the purpose of the white piece?

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The white piece has female threads that will connect with the male threads on the sanicon end. The black Valterra adapter allows you to connect it to the standard 3” sewer hose connections.

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Interesting idea! Since extensions are rarely needed and since we all probably still carry a 3" hose in case of a Sani-Con failure, a $12 adapter is a lot cheaper than buying an extra 1-1/2" Sani-Con hose. Easier to carry as well. Need to add that to my to-do list.

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Brilliant! Just ordered the pieces!!

Thanks! Great idea! I had actually called Thetford to see if they had a connector like this. Which, of course, they didn't. You should sell them the intellectual property and get a residual for every sale!!
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Great idea ! Thanks
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Interesting idea but I'd really be careful with using silicone as your glue. I would recommend using ABS glue and make that plastic to plastic connection welded and permanent. You can get ABS glue at any local store such as Lowes/HD/Walmart.
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Interesting idea! Since extensions are rarely needed and since we all probably still carry a 3" hose in case of a Sani-Con failure, a $12 adapter is a lot cheaper than buying an extra 1-1/2" Sani-Con hose. Easier to carry as well. Need to add that to my to-do list.

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Of course, I didn’t post the $50 worth of failed attempts to get to this! I actually found a threaded adapter that goes right on a 3” hose—only to find out the threads were not deep enough to mate with the sanicon end.

I’ll be using this thing for a while in our current location and if something strange happens, I’ll report back. Worst case, of course is not a $12 loss when you’re dealing with sewer connections!
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Interesting idea but I'd really be careful with using silicone as your glue. I would recommend using ABS glue and make that plastic to plastic connection welded and permanent. You can get ABS glue at any local store such as Lowes/HD/Walmart.


Problem is ABS and PVC.
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At first I thought you where doing the hose in the wrong order. But then realization hit. For 20ft extra length, this is pure genius.

You are right, I already carry the 3in hose and there is no reason to disconnect the sanicon from the coach, which is not simple.

Plus with your setup, high pressure still works. Nice job!
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Worst case, of course is not a $12 loss when you’re dealing with sewer connections!
Yep, made me think of Robin Williams and the movie "RV"!
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Problem is ABS and PVC.
Find like materials then and properly glue them. I would not use silicone under pressure that Sanicon puts out. Asking for some CG entertainment. Epoxy, something, but me personally I would use like materials and the proper welding glue for that material.
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Interesting idea but I'd really be careful with using silicone as your glue. I would recommend using ABS glue and make that plastic to plastic connection welded and permanent. You can get ABS glue at any local store such as Lowes/HD/Walmart.
You are absolutely right—that would have been a better approach for this project. I wish I had been aware of it as these are dissimilar plastics and joining them is one of the capabilities of ABS glue. I’m now enlightened—thanks!

The fit here is pretty tight and not under pressure, so it should be OK—but of course a sewer fitting is not a place for risk! (Though I think I’m stuck with silicone for mine).

I think this is why we all like IRV2—thanks Neal!
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