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Old 05-04-2017, 02:42 PM   #1
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Any plumbers in the house? Broken dump valve flange

Plumbing is my nemesis.

While lubing the dump gates today I found the flange (Slip Hub) on the black tank had broken on the tank side. Suspect water in the pipe froze and pushed out the bottom of the valve, it broke by both lower bolts. Sure glad I found it before I used the toilet...

If you look at the pics, you'll see there is about an inch of 3" pipe exposed between the slip hub and the 90* coming from the tank.

How do I go about replacing this? The valve seems okay, it's just the hub it bolts to. Is there any way of separating the hub from the 3" pipe?

I'll have to clean off the rest of the foam once I get a game plan.
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Old 05-04-2017, 03:13 PM   #2
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I am not a plumber, but found this website which may have what you need Waste Valve Assembly, Double Ell Valve - $30.77
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Old 05-04-2017, 03:22 PM   #3
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Thanks, but new parts I can find, it's removing the old hub that's the problem.

U-tube have video's of people using heat, anyone tried that?
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Bob you have to saw the pipe and re-glue a new flange in. But unfortunately there is not enough room between the 90 and flange to put in a coupler. So you will have to cut above the 90 where there is room and glue in new abs pieces.


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Bob you have to saw the pipe and re-glue a new flange in. But unfortunately there is not enough room between the 90 and flange to put in a coupler. So you will have to cut above the 90 where there is room and glue in new abs pieces.


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Yep. Have to go higher and replace more pipe.

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Here's the pic that Jim posted in the valve mod thread, my 2014 is the same, at least from the valves back. Above the 90* there is less then an inch of exposed 3" pipe, pretty much right at the trailers shell. I don't see how I'd go higher then the 90. It looks like I'd have to disassemble the darn trailer to pull the black tank from the inside.
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Here's the pic that Jim posted in the valve mod thread, my 2014 is the same, at least from the valves back. Above the 90* there is less then an inch of exposed 3" pipe, pretty much right at the trailers shell. I don't see how I'd go higher then the 90. It looks like I'd have to disassemble the darn trailer to pull the black tank from the inside.
Wow, I didn't know there was so little pipe before entering the trailer. In that case, maybe a very small piece of pipe (with a coupling sleeve) closer to the valve?

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Hi Padlin, You may want to try a Rambit good luck.
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Hi: padlin... I'm no plumber either so i'd just tow to my RVTech and let him do it!!! Not that expensive!!! Alf
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Bob there is a way it should work. Buy a coupler and some pipe, cut the coupler down to the same width as the pipe between the 90 and the flange, you'll have to cut equal amounts off both sides. Cut the pipe between the 90 and valve flange leaving enough to fit into the cutdown coupler then cut a short piece of 3" pipe and use this between the coupler and new valve flange.


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