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Old 03-03-2017, 06:49 PM   #1
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Dump Valve mod

One aggravation, which I understand has since been changed, is having to kneel, reach in and awkwardly move the grey water tank dump valve sideways. Not only is it awkward but it pretty much means that I have to kneel down to do it. Kneeling down in some dump areas is not something that I like doing.

So I'm changing the existing valve assembly to one that has both valves facing out.

Pleasantly surprised to find my local small RV shop had the complete assembly at a good price, $63 complete, including two new valves.

Too wet to get to this mod this week. I don't have the exact dimensions yet but I anticipate that I'll end up with something like this. I'm not worried that the extra turns will slow the draining down. I think the slow draining at the end is caused by the side, rather than bottom, placement of the drain and that's not going to change.

I'm wondering if anyone else has done this mod.

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Old 03-03-2017, 08:09 PM   #2
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Looks like a good mod.
Kneeling at a sani-dump. No thanks. I crouch but my knees don't like it.
Will the hose connection be snug between the 2 valves?
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Old 03-03-2017, 08:31 PM   #3
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Yes, it has been changed and that was certainly a big improvement. Your mod will no doubt be good for the hundreds of older units, anyone who cares to fix theirs.
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Old 03-03-2017, 09:50 PM   #4
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I had ETI do that mod after I purchased my used 17. Getting down on my artificial knees was a pain in more than just them!
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Old 03-03-2017, 10:37 PM   #5
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Will the hose connection be snug between the 2 valves?
There isn't any hose involved. Pipe and fittings are ABS and they are solvent cemented together to form a monolithic strong and leak free assembly. Or, to put it another way, sudden death if you don't get them in the right position, there is no second chance to re-position them.

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Old 03-04-2017, 08:56 AM   #6
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There isn't any hose involved.
I believe sleepy meant room for connecting/disconnecting the waste hose. Looks like plenty of room to me but it will be a little tighter on the gray tank side based on the spacing.
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Old 03-04-2017, 09:20 AM   #7
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Anyone feel like taking a photo of the new values from the ground looking up? The gray water valve handle broke off on one side this past summer on Ten Forward, so it's due to be replaced. Maybe I'll just replace the entire assembly...
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Old 03-04-2017, 10:51 AM   #8
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I believe sleepy meant room for connecting/disconnecting the waste hose. Looks like plenty of room to me but it will be a little tighter on the gray tank side based on the spacing.
Yes, I was inquiring about the space to attach the sewer hose.
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Anyone feel like taking a photo of the new values from the ground looking up?
Just for you Donna, here is a photo of my virgin plumbing.

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2017 21' front and below pics. It's not a 5.0 TA but it should be the same for the grey tank connections.
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