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Old 01-29-2010, 04:30 PM   #1
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Bass Module Can't Be Removed Without Removing Pipes

Just a little rant. I visited the Ventana in jail today to exercise the generator. I decided to take it for a spin down 95 just to exercise the engine, etc., too.

After putting the Norcold outer door back on which fell of while it was in storage, I decided to remove the bass module under the sink.

My Jamo DVD/Home Theater system died, so upgraded it. I wanted to remove the bass module under the sink, but apparently Newmar installs it and then puts in the plumbing.

You can't remove it without removing the drain pipes.

I haven't done much plumbing work. Can I just use a pipe wrench on these plastic pipes? Is there much risk of doing more harm than good?

Keep in mind I once disabled my wife's car changing the air filter (always look for a release to push when you try to disconnect a wiring harness).


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Old 01-29-2010, 04:54 PM   #2
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You can probably turn the drain pipes under the sink using your bare hands, they're usually not tightened with a pipe wrench. Wrapping a rag around them may increase your grip enough to loosen them. A pair of Channel Locks should be all you'll need if you can't loosen with your hands.

Keep in mind there will be some water in the trap that will leak out when loosened, a large bowl or small bucket underneath should catch it easily.

Good luck, I hate doing plumbing work.

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Old 01-29-2010, 05:01 PM   #3
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I tried using just my hands, but not very hard. It's very cold and I was running short on time (as usual).

I have channel locks, but I'll try one of those grippy jar opening pads when things warm up and I have some time.

The kids are 3 and 6, so that should be in about 16 years.
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Try a pair of rubber padded gloves. Turn counter clock wise should loosen up with out a problem. Lookout for trap water as Hitch said.
When putting back together make sure the seals are seated correctly on piping before tightening.
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