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Old 01-05-2019, 10:24 AM   #1
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Blow out plug

If you winterize with compressed air you need a blow out plug to put on your city water inlet. Yes you can buy one, but where is the fun in that. It also does not have the restriction that the Camco version has.

https://www.homedepot.com/p/Everbilt...1709/300095988

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I made this as a gift to my neighbor for his motorhome.
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Old 01-05-2019, 10:44 AM   #2
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If you winterize with compressed air you need a blow out plug to put on your city water inlet. Yes you can buy one, but where is the fun in that. It also does not have the restriction that the Camco version has.



https://www.homedepot.com/p/Everbilt...1709/300095988



https://www.homedepot.com/p/Everbilt...2289/207176817



https://www.homedepot.com/p/Husky-1-...2100/305172074



I made this as a gift to my neighbor for his motorhome.


What is the restriction of the Camco blowout plug, and which one do you refer to, this one
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Or this one
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Both are Camco.
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Old 01-05-2019, 11:35 AM   #3
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What is the restriction of the Camco blowout plug, and which one do you refer to, this one
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Or this one
Attachment 36146
Both are Camco.
Referring to this one. Why the huge restriction at the tip? I want the most flow I can get.

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I have this one (or something similar). I’ve seen a plastic plug which I sometimes wonder if it would be better since I’m screwing the plug into plastic on the Escape and don’t want the brass threads to wreck the plastic intake
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Similar except I used a plastic hose cap from my drip irrigation spares and added a shutoff as the trailer is pretty far off from the compressor/regulator.
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Referring to this one. Why the huge restriction at the tip? I want the most flow I can get.



https://www.amazon.com/Camco-Brass-C.../dp/B002XL2IEA

Ah, I thought you meant there was some restriction on the plug’s usability, not physical restriction of the air channel. I’ll have to look at mine closer next time I use it. Maybe it can be drilled out a bit?
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I've drilled them out before with no ill effects, no idea why the restriction is there.
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Question on the air winterizing for u’se guys. One of the weak spots is the toilet flush valve, how do you handle that? I’m assuming you depress the flush valve while compressor is running, but never winterized yet.
Any other spots that require special attention?
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The white plastic version of the Camco plug has a cross hatch grid inside the opening. Same type of restriction. I drilled it out and now cannot use the tire inflater adapter (schrader type). The cross hatching is what depresses the air release inside the inflater.

Fortunately, another trigger type adapter I have works quite well. For the one or two uses per year it was not worth much time on my part. For others it may get used more frequently.
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This is what I use and like having the shut off handle at the trailer connection.
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