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Old 03-03-2022, 08:43 AM   #1
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Storage Bay Heat & club wet bay handles (black/grey?)

We're about to take our 21 40IP out of storage and begin our spring travels...

I can not seem to find how to adjust heating the storage bays in freezing temperatures? I thought the rheostat in the wet bay works this function? Any suggestions would be great!

Another question is how to lubricate the stiff black and grey handles in the wet bay?

I checked both the Powerglide and Allegro Bus Owners manual and it does not seem to address at least my first question?

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Old 03-03-2022, 09:23 AM   #2
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If you have AquaHot, the thermostat in the wet bay provides heat but you must have the AquaHot on. Mid range setting is around 45 degrees.
I have used a little WD 40 on the handle shafts. If itís still tight it might be the bolts holding the valve together might be too tight, but be careful when loosening them a smidge, they could leak if loosened too much.
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You do not need the wet bay at 72 degF. All you want is for it to be above 32 degF. Shoot for 40 to 45 degF.

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Old 03-03-2022, 10:18 AM   #4
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Thank you'all for the replies...

We have AquaHot and the mid range on the rheostat would fine for me...

Regarding the black/grey handles... good advice.. I do not want the handles to release too easily... if I use WD40, at all, it would be vary sparingly...

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A trick that works is to drill a small hole in the housing above the handles and spray some WD40 or Silicone in the hole. Then seal the hole with a small screw.
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Cooking oill

About once each year, after I rinse and drain the black and gray tanks, I close the valves and I put about a cup of cooking oil in each tank. This will lube the seals from the inside. I do "pump" the valves (open and close) a few times as I drain the oil.
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