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Old 07-11-2016, 02:15 PM   #1
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Leaking low point drains

I have tightened both nylon nuts and put fresh tape on the threads. I checked in a few days and my fresh water tank was dry. [Left pump turned on by mistake] I saw a video on youtube that talked about washers in the line but I can't see anything. Can anyone help with this problem? 1994 Prowler,22ft....
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I have tightened both nylon nuts and put fresh tape on the threads. I checked in a few days and my fresh water tank was dry. [Left pump turned on by mistake] I saw a video on youtube that talked about washers in the line but I can't see anything. Can anyone help with this problem? 1994 Prowler,22ft....
I replaced the nylon(plastic crap)caps with ball valves.
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I replaced the nylon(plastic crap)caps with ball valves.
Me too
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Thanks, I'll check with dealer for parts. What is the blue lever for ?
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No need to go to the dealer, Home Depot or Lowe's sell them. The lever is to open the valve to let them drain.
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Thanks, I'll check with dealer for parts. What is the blue lever for ?
It's just the rubber(plastic) cover that is on the lever handle itself.

I zip tied them closed to keep road debris from accidentally throwing the lever open and to keep kids from "exploring".

I have seen others put the levers inside under the sink drain to get them out of the weather and such. Just let the drain pipes be open. If I did that, I think I'd fix a screen in the pipe to keep dirt dabbers from "holing up" the opening.
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I replaced the plastic valves with good chrome units inside of the heated basement space and then added PVC caps to the end of the lines to prevent bugs getting in there and clogging it up. Which is what happened to the factory setup.
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If the plastic caps are shot, replace them. If the threaded tube inserts are bad replace them.

I see no need to go to valves and fittings for something that gets used once a year.
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My FW is a true 4 season unit. The valves are housed in a heated space while the tube ends and ends caps are exposed outside to freezing temps. I'd pref that they not split open.
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I replaced the nylon(plastic crap)caps with ball valves.
Same here. My nylon caps started to leak after the first time I took them off to winterize. And as shown in the pictures, use PEX fittings to clamp the ball valves. Hose clamps will likely leak.
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The leaking problem solved itself. When not under pressure the water loss was minimal. Open valves once a year to winterize and that's it !
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