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Old 06-28-2013, 07:41 PM   #15
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Not so funny story at the time. Very first time dumping tanks in first RV, I had the valves open instead of closed at the dump station. Opened cover and got pretty wet. Good thing no one saw me.
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We have had our TT for 15years and the only problem was when mud dobbers plugged the vent pipe. I have used the Geo Method for over 10 years. I am now thinking the soap and water softner is lubing the valves. The water softner will also help correct the the hard water that is causing leakage in the valves.
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Not so funny story at the time. Very first time dumping tanks in first RV, I had the valves open instead of closed at the dump station. Opened cover and got pretty wet. Good thing no one saw me.
Experience is a cruel teacher To this day, I still take the cover off very slowly.
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Watch the movie RV for a lesson in what can go wrong.
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Old 07-02-2013, 07:24 PM   #19
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It's no big deal to replace the valves the only thing you want to make sure of is that the tanks are empty.
There are two ways to stop the valves from leaking and that is when you take the valves off you will be able to see the area where the valve slices into it's grove now you can eather spray some silicone on the valve shaft and on the inside of the cutter like stopper.
You may be able to spray inside with out removing the valve.
The other options is to replace the valves.
Thats what I had to do after a while.
Just a thought.
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Not so funny story at the time. Very first time dumping tanks in first RV, I had the valves open instead of closed at the dump station. Opened cover and got pretty wet. Good thing no one saw me.
The ONLY time I've ever had a problem like that was when we had a problem member in a private club we belonged to. He open my valves twice but both times the cap was on and I saw it before removing it. Wasn't too bad and the person is no longer a member.
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Own an RV, sooner or later you will attain sewerage engineering degree. The system offers "opportunities" for advanced studies and advanced degrees.
Practical lab work will be part of the "course" if you:
do not restrict use of the "rolls under counter",
build the "steep mountain" by keeping the black water valve open.
empty the grey water "first"
experiment with "green" chemicals
etc.,
etc.

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Old 07-05-2013, 01:24 PM   #22
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If the valve is bad, the easiest and simplest solution is to add a valve at the outlet. Not only does this stop the "surprise" if you forget to close one of the valves, but you know that there won't be a degree in sewer testing.....
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