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Old 11-12-2018, 04:26 PM   #1
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Toilet Valve Handle Holder

OK, I've done some fairly complex mods but this wasn't one of them.

I'm heading off to much warmer climes but unfortunately the trailer isn't. So time to do a quick drain and blow out the water lines as the weather could go below freezing before I return. Normally I have my wife hold the toilet valve open but she was busy packing. I know one of the regulars uses something else to hold the valve open but I cut a 5" length of hose. It holds the valve open and the rubber ends don't skid off the handle or wall.

Worked well and simple, I guess I'll throw it in the tool bag for future use.

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Old 11-12-2018, 04:41 PM   #2
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This depends on the handle and proximity to the wall.
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I have the foot valve - but this comes in handy when I want to hold the flush valve open:

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1
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My understanding is that you do not want to place anything in the toilet to keep the valve open because you can damage the rubber.
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I have the foot valve -
The only option that I'd change if I was to do it over.

Yah, just realized that it also makes it easier when using a cleaning wand "down the hole". Especially with the hand operated valve it keeps the face further away from splashing water.

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I've taken to placing Saran wrap across the toilet ( takes a couple pieces ), and then I insert the want through the Saran. You can also use the top half of a bleach bottle, but it's harder to see what you are doing.
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I have the foot valve - but this comes in handy when I want to hold the flush valve open:

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1
I've used a home made version of this for the last 12 years, works fine.
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Old 11-12-2018, 08:17 PM   #8
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According to Amazon, I purchased one of those Johnny Chocks in Aug 2012!! I know I have never used it, now I guess I need to find it as I opted for the foot flush this time.
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The only option that I'd change if I was to do it over.
We did get the foot flush this time, but the jury is still out on whether it is better. I never minded the hand flush, but went for it because of others choosing it saying it is better (but this is always the case, even with most of my choices). It is a bit more awkward to use, doing the flamingo stance while operating it. As well seeing it is just a soft plastic, it is now after two years showing a bit darker due to the scuffing from the bottom of footwear. Either type flush does the job just fine though.
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I agree, the foot flush did not turn out as much if any improvement over the hand flush. It is more of a hassle when cleaning, even with the flush plug.
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