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Old 07-27-2014, 09:56 PM   #1
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What does this valve do?

73 Holiday Rambler Vacationer - Bathroom is at rear of trailer, and under my sink there is a cold water valve that goes under the shower basin but that's all I know. Toilet is next to shower kiddy-corner from the sink and black water tanks sits under toilet. Is this a valve for rinsing my black water tank?
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Old 07-27-2014, 10:13 PM   #2
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Is it in the supply line to the sink or 'T'd off the supply line? If it's coming off the supply line, I suggest opening the valve and listen. If it goes to the black tank, you should hear it.

It would be very unusual to connect drinking water to flush black tank. Not sure if it's really even allowed. Of course that wouldn't stop someone from doing it anyway.
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it may be the low point drain
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Old 07-28-2014, 10:37 AM   #4
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That could be, but only the cold water is tapped. Would think the hot water would also require a drain in the same location. I'm not familiar enough (yet) with trailer construction and requirements (i.e., building code) to know what can and can't be done. The valve is part of original construction, though, so wherever it goes was okay to begin with.

This is a new trailer for me and when I bought it the hot water was disconnected. I was told the water heater leaked. It was missing the knob on the pilot assembly and at 40+ years old it wasn't a hard decision to replace it. When I finally got it installed and tested I found the real leak. Under the bathroom sink. Which is what led me to ask the question that is the subject of this thread.

Once I get the water turned back on I'll be able to do more testing. Just like to have an idea of what I'm looking for.

Thanks for the responses. If there are any other ideas about what it might be feel free to jump in.
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If you have an air compressor and pressure regulator, suggest that testing with air is a much better plan than testing with water - no messes to clean up!
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If you have an air compressor and pressure regulator, suggest that testing with air is a much better plan than testing with water - no messes to clean up!
Excellent suggestion. Ahh, the benefits of collective wisdom.
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I'm pretty sure it's a Kuhneutson Valve. You can find replacements here:

Kuhneutson Valve - $20.00 : KaleCoAuto.com, Your home for the rare, unusual, and hard to find auto parts.
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I'm pretty sure it's a Kuhneutson Valve. You can find replacements here:

Kuhneutson Valve - $20.00 : KaleCoAuto.com, Your home for the rare, unusual, and hard to find auto parts.
Not real helpful, but funny.

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That place is a gold mine for hard to find parts!
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Turns out it is a shutoff valve for the water to my toilet. Don't know why the toilet is the only fixture in the trailer that has its own shut off, but it is what it is.
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so you can continue to use the other plumbing fixtures while working on the commode
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Ahh, so I can wash my hands after pulling the toilet. Got it. So I guess I can see where you might want that separation. But would expect that if one gets a shut-off all would get a shut-off for the same reason - so you can work on it without losing the other fixtures.
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