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Old 06-09-2020, 09:53 PM   #1
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Maybe yes maybe no??

Okay all of us with manual septic drain valves.
Sewer or water between drain valve and end cap from not totally sealed valve,
and getting wet removing end cap.
It was suggested to put a second valve, and end cap.
Is there other tricks for this possibility?
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Yes. Get one of these caps with male hose threads, then attach a hose ball valve. When youíre ready to dump, hold your sewer hose under the ball valve open it and drain whatever nastiness made it passed the tank dump valve, then remove the cap, attach your sewer hose and resume as normal. No spills, no mess, no rationalizing having poop on your hands is no big deal. Just clean dumping happiness.

Did this because Iíd have to be a 95lb contortionist to get in to where the valve is and rebuild it. Just ainít worth the hassle and this is easy. You canít see the valve handle in the pic because itís around back, but itís there and Iím sure you get it.

Have fun and happy dumping
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If your valves aren't old with bad seals you could try opening your Blackwater valve and running some water through the toilet, or blasting it with a hose back through the drain end, this is assuming your Blackwater tank is empty, and see if that will wash out anything that might be preventing the valve from fully closing. Having a valve that drips a little is fairly common and will sometimes go away after you open and close the valve a few times.

The second valve that you can attach to your leaky valve is a good idea, I carry one just for such emergencies, but haven't had to use it because the problem always fixes itself. Remember I'm talking about fairly new valves not old worn out valves.

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If your valves aren't old with bad seals you could try opening your Blackwater valve and running some water through the toilet, or blasting it with a hose back through the drain end, this is assuming your Blackwater tank is empty, and see if that will wash out anything that might be preventing the valve from fully closing. Having a valve that drips a little is fairly common and will sometimes go away after you open and close the valve a few times.

The second valve that you can attach to your leaky valve is a good idea, I carry one just for such emergencies, but haven't had to use it because the problem always fixes itself. Remember I'm talking about fairly new valves not old worn out valves.

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Iíve noticed that mine is intermittent - sometimes itís dry, sometimes it has a contribution to make. I figured the same thing - just crud in the valve and sometimes it flushes through and sometimes it doesnít. But itís kind of embarrassing to dump sewer on the ground in what should be a very sanitary operation, hence my safety valve.
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