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Old 07-05-2006, 08:11 AM   #1
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Old 07-05-2006, 08:11 AM   #2
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Old 07-05-2006, 08:34 AM   #3
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I've never disassembled and lubricated mine, rig is 4 years old and so far no problems.

I didn't vote in the poll because there is only one choice offered which includes both a "yes" and a "no".
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Old 07-05-2006, 08:38 AM   #4
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I have never heard of doing this, if you dump properly and use a good tank treatment there should be no problems. If you valves are cable operated the cabling might require some lubricant..
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Old 07-05-2006, 11:55 AM   #5
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I have never dissembled the valves but occasionally will spray the valves with WD-40 when they start to stick. Just spray the rods while open, then work them back and forth several times.

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Someone told (I forget who it was) that after dumping and flushing to add some coconut oil occasionally. This was not supposed to damage the seals like a petro based product. Never have done it, have no idea where to find coconut oil.
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Never thought about it but I have added a seal lube to my grey tank to help a sticking valve.
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Old 09-18-2006, 08:46 AM   #8
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I once read about drilling a hole in the valve body, installing a zerk fitting, and shooting petroleum jelly into the thing. The RV we had at that time had a rough operating valve, I didn't have any zerks or a small grease gun handy, so I drilled a little bitty hole, shot some silicon spray into the hole, them capped it with a self tapping screw. Really smoothed up the valve operation. Every few months I would pull the screw and squirt some more in...
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Have never done that in 17 years of owning an RV.

Didn't vote since only one choice, but I bet it is 100% "Yes" or "No"

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Who the heck would want to? ICK!
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I agree, who would want to do that once a year? I replaced one once in 15 years and that was enough of that.
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I don't get the survey. My answer can only be 'yes or no'. If I want to answer 'yes or maybe', how do I do that?
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Old 09-28-2006, 01:08 PM   #13
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Thanks to all who have responded. Sorry about the survey thing. I have no clue how that got on the posting. I got e-mail responses back from several sewage gate manufactures and they also thought this wasn't a good idea. One vendor saw the TV show and couldn't believe anyone in their right mind would want to disassemble a sewage gate. So, put away the grease tube and forget the posting.

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After dumping, I pour vegetable oil down the toilet, maybe a half a cup, that seems to lube the seal quite well and it's cheap.
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