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Old 04-08-2006, 03:54 PM   #1
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yes you read right. Went out this last weekend and when we were leaving the black water electric waste gate will not open. Tried to manually open it at the gate but the screw is stripped (from past owners evidently). Now she sits 1/4 full and the RV shop cannot look at it until the 25th. I sure hate it for them. I put extra chems in the tank to help rid the odor and maybe break it down some. Anyone ever have this problem and what was the solution and cost

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Old 04-08-2006, 03:54 PM   #2
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yes you read right. Went out this last weekend and when we were leaving the black water electric waste gate will not open. Tried to manually open it at the gate but the screw is stripped (from past owners evidently). Now she sits 1/4 full and the RV shop cannot look at it until the 25th. I sure hate it for them. I put extra chems in the tank to help rid the odor and maybe break it down some. Anyone ever have this problem and what was the solution and cost

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Old 04-08-2006, 06:04 PM   #3
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You can purchase a new gate valve at RV dealer, comes with new gate valve and gaskets two for seals remove four bolts slip out old slip in new valve tighten four bolts and your done. You have one bigger problem you have to empty tank if its you or RV repair. Have done job myself but had to empty TANK. lIKE YOU SAY CRAPPY JOB. "007"
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You can drill a hole on the opposite side of where it pulls, and drive it open with a punch.Then just unbolt it and put a new one in. It will get a little messy, but when I did it I put a rag there and wore rubber gloves and an old rain coat.
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I have to be honest. I got a large set of channel lock and forced the valve open. Then went to the local RV shop and got a replacment valver for about $20 bucks and replaced it myself. Once the tank was drained it was a piece of cake.
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Old 05-13-2006, 08:26 PM   #6
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Well all is well. Replaced the electric waste gate with a plain jane cable pull and works perfect. Now let me go wash my hands AGAIN

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Old 05-15-2006, 04:27 AM   #7
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BTDT...

One of my gray tank valves broke.. I thought it was draining and when I found out that it wasn't.. Stinko Pewski!

Answers to the plumbers test..

1.. It flows down hill

2.. Payday is Friday

3.. Don't bite your fingernails...

There is a reason to always try and keep your tanks clean....
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I am wondering how the cable valve works? I have standard 3 in valve for black tank but it under a slideout and very hard to get to to pull handle. any ideas
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One solution to the full tank problem is to get a porta potti company to suck out your tank. If the throne sits right over the tank they have a long hose and will just shove it through the commode and suck it out. James Wilson
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With only a quarter tank, couldn't you raise the valve side of the camper and have the "stuff" flow away from the valve?

Maybe you couldn't avoid a complete mess, but you could make it smaller.
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