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Old 02-24-2018, 08:08 PM   #1
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Fresh water tank drain.

So, when I decided to drain my fresh water tank a few days ago, the handle portion broke off when it was twisted. I went to Lowes today, I didn't like the options that I saw. I'm sure this has happened many times before to others, but a search didn't turn up any info. I was wondering what others have used for a replacement valve? Thanks, Bob
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Old 02-24-2018, 08:28 PM   #2
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You can get this kind of valve at a camper supply store or a farm store or a sprayer builder or maintenance store that sells
Tanks and builds spray rigs for spray applicators. Easy does it. When they get stiff or on an annual basis give them a little shot of CRC silicone spray. Never made me sick, but I am Bohemie. YMMV
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You can get this kind of valve at a camper supply store or a farm store or a sprayer builder or maintenance store that sells
Tanks and builds spray rigs for spray applicators. Easy does it. When they get stiff or on an annual basis give them a little shot of CRC silicone spray. Never made me sick, but I am Bohemie. YMMV
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FYI they make food safe silicone spray too.
I usually pick it up at Ace Hardware stores.
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I've used cooking oil spray with success, spray it on the top on a warm day and then work the valve a couple of times to let the oil seep down.
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The FG silicone is better to use won’t attract bugs
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