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Old 07-11-2015, 07:47 AM   #29
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could be a bad gate valve
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It is unlikely that your seals are bad as you mentioned that your coach is new. It could be some debris is caught in the lower groove of the valve, and it is not closing fully. It happened to me once. Fortunately, it only takes a few minutes to remove the 4 small bolts and slide out the valve assembly for inspection or cleaning.

When you close the valve, make sure it is closed. It gets tight with about 1/4 of stem showing. It is not closed. The handle needs to be tight against the housing, no stem showing like the valve on the right.


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Old 07-11-2015, 08:07 AM   #31
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Get a ball valve on the drain cover and use it as a test and drain.

Place bucket under and open ball valve and drain whatever seeped in there .


When clear remove cover and proceed.

I will check that out. Thanks
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askunk, when we are breaking camp my DW will dump 1 or 2 dish pans full of dish water with Dawn in it down the toilet to add more water to the black tank to assist in the "dumping" of that tank. Seems to make a difference that the tank drains fast with a good "whoosh" when I open the drain valve.

I read about putting some water with Dawn in it. I will have to try that too. Thanks.
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I have a 6 inch clear extension so there are no surprises.I can also see when the tanks are finished draining and if the rinsing has worked.

I have one too and I drain the tanks completely. It must be the "hang up" as described above after driving.
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...When you close the valve, make sure it is closed. It gets tight with about 1/4 of stem showing. It is not closed. The handle needs to be tight against the housing, no stem showing like the valve on the right.

This just might be my problem. How else is it every time now on 2 separate campers? THANK YOU!!! I knew it had to be something that I'm doing wrong.
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BTW...cheap ball valve is all that is needed.

For those go to the drip irrigation department or better to a landscape irrigation supply as these are used for controlling drip lines.

They are in 3/4 pipe thread and sometimes hose thread and they are less than 2 bucks.

While there get a plastic nipple to thread into the valve.

Now visit the electrical department and look for plastic conduit nuts or the plastic protector that threads on the end of the conduit to protect the wires.

Get an extra drain cap from vendor of choice and be certain it has a cord or chain attachment.

Now drill hole at bottom and those that are creative or we'll tooled can tap threads into the plastic cap or just make it a snug fit.

Add pipe glue and push pipe through and use the protector as a nut and make it tight.

Now you are ready to go.
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BTW...cheap ball valve is all that is needed.

For those go to the drip irrigation department or better to a landscape irrigation supply as these are used for controlling drip lines.

They are in 3/4 pipe thread and sometimes hose thread and they are less than 2 bucks.

While there get a plastic nipple to thread into the valve.

Now visit the electrical department and look for plastic conduit nuts or the plastic protector that threads on the end of the conduit to protect the wires.

Get an extra drain cap from vendor of choice and be certain it has a cord or chain attachment.

Now drill hole at bottom and those that are creative or we'll tooled can tap threads into the plastic cap or just make it a snug fit.

Add pipe glue and push pipe through and use the protector as a nut and make it tight.

Now you are ready to go.

That sounds a bit complicated for me. I am not the handy type.
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