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Old 03-25-2019, 11:43 PM   #1
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Wet Bay Water Valves

I know this is an old topic and has been done several times, including my last coach. Today, I decided to change out my valves and for the life of me couldn't find a valve that made the job easy. I know someone used boiler valves, but I couldn't find any locally.

The issue......if you reuse the plastic housing that the faucet and hose is hooked to, you have to be able to secure the valve to it. I think the boiler valves had a longer threaded shaft, so you could nut up the back.

While at Lowes and by accident I found this valve, called a Sillcock valve. It was a perfect fit and secures with two screws rather than try to space and nut the back side of the other valves.
(I messed up the photo, it's in post #2).

The best part, the white plastic bracket that is reused, has a depression on the outer side where the valves attach. The above valves', wide surface, fits perfectly in that depression. I removed one of the handles, painted it red, and attached the valves with two screws and nuts each. It has a threaded female opening on the back of the valve, which I added a 1/2" x 1" brass nipple. The Newmar hoses thread right on. It's also a quarter turn valve which is nice.

It made for a quick an easy job after I drove to four hardware stores and one plumbing shop. Here is the link to Lowes.

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Old 03-25-2019, 11:47 PM   #2
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I hate if you make a mistake on a photo, you can't go back and fix it. Here is the valve.

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If you want a good valve that does not need to be screwed in place, this works as a direct replacement. The threads are plenty long and it includes the plastic locking washer.

https://amzn.to/2AZNOIX
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The one Don posted is better than the alternative at lowes I had tried. Lowes and home depot sell a faucet that uses a plastic washer, but the shaft is too short and comes loose overtime.

Using screws is an easy fix, especially if you dont want to wait for your daily Amazon delivery
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I know this is an old topic and has been done several times, including my last coach. Today, I decided to change out my valves and for the life of me couldn't find a valve that made the job easy. I know someone used boiler valves, but I couldn't find any locally.

The issue......if you reuse the plastic housing that the faucet and hose is hooked to, you have to be able to secure the valve to it. I think the boiler valves had a longer threaded shaft, so you could nut up the back.

While at Lowes and by accident I found this valve, called a Sillcock valve. It was a perfect fit and secures with two screws rather than try to space and nut the back side of the other valves.
(I messed up the photo, it's in post #2).

The best part, the white plastic bracket that is reused, has a depression on the outer side where the valves attach. The above valves', wide surface, fits perfectly in that depression. I removed one of the handles, painted it red, and attached the valves with two screws and nuts each. It has a threaded female opening on the back of the valve, which I added a 1/2" x 1" brass nipple. The Newmar hoses thread right on. It's also a quarter turn valve which is nice.

It made for a quick an easy job after I drove to four hardware stores and one plumbing shop. Here is the link to Lowes.

https://www.lowes.com/pd/AMERICAN-VA...ock/1000330483

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Don, I was thinking of doing this too. What does that 1/2" by 1" brass nipple look like? I only want to make one trip to Lowes

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Don, I was thinking of doing this too. What does that 1/2" by 1" brass nipple look like? I only want to make one trip to Lowes

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Looks like this.

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If you have the room behind the valves, one of these might be easier to install.

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Here are the two I am using:

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If you want a good valve that does not need to be screwed in place, this works as a direct replacement. The threads are plenty long and it includes the plastic locking washer.

https://amzn.to/2AZNOIX
https://amzn.to/2AXU4Rv
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This is what I installed in the Bay Star. Our wet bay faucet is slightly different than the diesel motorhomes, but over the past year I havenít add any issues with it loosening and it was extremely easy to install as you said.

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This is what I installed in the Bay Star. Our wet bay faucet is slightly different than the diesel motorhomes, but over the past year I havenít add any issues with it loosening and it was extremely easy to install as you said.

Bill
Can the handle be flipped 180 degrees! Looks like it could make hooking up a hose a bit difficult in the configuration shown.

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I believe the ones I used are the same as Redís. Super easy to install and they look real clean in the bay.
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The handles canít be flipped. I tried , didnít work.
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