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Old 08-13-2012, 07:04 PM   #1
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Earning My Badges One at a time

I am a DIY'er by choice for two reasons, saving a few(lot) of bucks and I love to keep busy tinkering( I'm retired). I have replaced slide awnings, changed the board in my norcold, changed oil and greased the chassis, changed out a converter, serviced my gen, swapped out a microwave and various and sundry electrical issues. I have installed base plates and a tow bar on our Wrangler toad. Today I earned my "Hockyologist" badge. I disassembled my black/grey water dump system and resealed both cable accuated valves. It went back together a lot quicker than it came apart. Not a bad job, $10 and about 3hrs. out and about 1.5hrs. back in. That equates to about $450.00 in dealer dollars for labor. Now I can buy a new toy.
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Old 08-13-2012, 07:34 PM   #2
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Know where you're coming from on the DIY. Up until about 18 months ago I did most of my own work. Stated that for myself, I work cheap. A few health problems later I now have to have a lot if it done by someone else.
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Old 08-13-2012, 07:40 PM   #3
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Go to the head of the class for working on the black tank!

I can't hold my breath that long!

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Go to the head of the class for working on the black tank!

I can't hold my breath that long!
It really wasn't that bad. I had already dumped the tanks after our last trip so a couple of fill-ups with a little bleach and dumps got rid of the fowl oder. But, with the plumbing out of the way, I did see the beginning of that perverbial "Pyramid". I shall tackle that tomorrow.
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Our MH is just over 10 years old. The only time it's been in the shop was for PDI stuff, replacing the front axle at Spartan, Dometic recall and last week for main awning replacement and repaint of the body damage. I've done everything else needed, including replacing the cooling unit in the Dometic refer (well, not including the tire and wheel replacement and engine starter).
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If working with a black tank or for that matter a smelly gray tank...take a bit of Mentholatum or Vicks and spread it above your lip under your nose(like mom did when you were a kid). That vapor smell will hide the smell from the tanks and or its contents. Works great with anything that has a less than desirable smell.

Kudos on being a DIY'r. I always find it funny when reading posts about taking something in for repair and the stories that can evolve but could be eliminated by being a DIY'r
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Steve & Cheryl, That's great and you know the job was done right! I also try to do everything on our RV unless it takes special tools or special knowledge. If the project takes three hands my wife or a neighbor do help.
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