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Old 06-06-2006, 02:01 PM   #1
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Just when you think you know what you're doing, mother nature comes and slaps you up the back of your head.

I saw a neat tip in the latest issue of Escapees Magazine, putting zerk fittings on the black & grey water waste valves & pumping in vasoline. Suppose to make them operate real easy.

Got 2 6mm zerk fittings from the hardware store, because I have a metric tap & die set. This morning went over to MH, drilled & tapped the holes and installed the zerk's with teflon tape. Then went to the dollar store & bought a big jar of vasoline. Filled my small grease gun with it, pumped out the old grease & headed over to the MH. I pumped the gun 7 times on the grey tank, then went to the black tank & nothing would come out. Thought maybe an air pocket, but nothing I did would get anymore to come out. Well, I went back home & proceeded to empty & refill the gun.

I should of known that when the outside temp is 104 vasoline turns to water.

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The gun is now in a ziplock bag in the fridge, will fill the other valve tomorrow.
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Just when you think you know what you're doing, mother nature comes and slaps you up the back of your head.

I saw a neat tip in the latest issue of Escapees Magazine, putting zerk fittings on the black & grey water waste valves & pumping in vasoline. Suppose to make them operate real easy.

Got 2 6mm zerk fittings from the hardware store, because I have a metric tap & die set. This morning went over to MH, drilled & tapped the holes and installed the zerk's with teflon tape. Then went to the dollar store & bought a big jar of vasoline. Filled my small grease gun with it, pumped out the old grease & headed over to the MH. I pumped the gun 7 times on the grey tank, then went to the black tank & nothing would come out. Thought maybe an air pocket, but nothing I did would get anymore to come out. Well, I went back home & proceeded to empty & refill the gun.

I should of known that when the outside temp is 104 vasoline turns to water.

Here's My Sign

The gun is now in a ziplock bag in the fridge, will fill the other valve tomorrow.
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I've been pumping chassis grease in my slide valves for 11 years with no problems. Every one tells me the grease will destroy the seals. I'm still waiting for that to happen. In the mean time I'm enjoying my easy to use valves.
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Where on the valves did you put the zerk fittings?
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by fulltimer01:
Where on the valves did you put the zerk fittings? </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Here's how I did it.

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