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Old 12-18-2018, 09:27 PM   #21
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My fresh water valve seemed very flimsy and felt like it might snap off (didnt turn easily). I replaced it with a small hose spiggot (1/2 inch pipe tread). It is a quarter turn (on or off). Easy to replace and seal with a little teflon tape on the threads. Easy fix.
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Old 12-19-2018, 05:52 AM   #22
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Just look at that corrosion under that last picture, I guess because of the oceanside location?
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Old 12-19-2018, 08:30 AM   #23
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My fresh water valve seemed very flimsy and felt like it might snap off (didnt turn easily). I replaced it with a small hose spiggot (1/2 inch pipe tread). It is a quarter turn (on or off). Easy to replace and seal with a little teflon tape on the threads. Easy fix.
That’s a nice really heavy duty valve. My concern would be that in the event you hit something with it the valve will survive, at the expense of the tank.🤔
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Old 12-19-2018, 10:32 AM   #24
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Just look at that corrosion under that last picture, I guess because of the oceanside location?
Light surface rust. But it is stored outside a Mike or so from the ocean but the previous owner did not take great care of it where it was stored. The rest of the camper looks awesome.
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Old 12-19-2018, 10:34 AM   #25
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That’s a nice really heavy duty valve. My concern would be that in the event you hit something with it the valve will survive, at the expense of the tank.🤔
Good point, but that would give me an excuse to figure out how to get a larger fresh water tank installed!
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Old 12-19-2018, 02:21 PM   #26
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Good point, but that would give me an excuse to figure out how to get a larger fresh water tank installed!
Ok, as long as it wasn’t in the middle of a trip 1000 miles from home.....
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Old 12-19-2018, 10:01 PM   #27
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Yes, the valve will rotate 360 degrees. It's a pretty cheesy plastic valve. I'm assuming it's a little plastic cylinder, with a hole in it, that rotates in the plastic sleeve.
That's a plug valve... and yes, RV freshwater tank drain valves are typically polymer plug valves. They flow freely (like a full-port ball valve) which is good for a drain valve, and they only need to seal against minimal pressure.
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Old 12-19-2018, 10:22 PM   #28
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Light surface rust. But it is stored outside a Mike or so from the ocean but the previous owner did not take great care of it where it was stored. The rest of the camper looks awesome.
Some chassis paint would take care of that rust problem.
https://www.amazon.com/Magnet-Paint-...5279400&sr=8-1
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My fresh water valve seemed very flimsy and felt like it might snap off (didnt turn easily). I replaced it with a small hose spiggot (1/2 inch pipe tread). It is a quarter turn (on or off). Easy to replace and seal with a little teflon tape on the threads. Easy fix.
Added a new tank drain valve today. As you said 1/2” pipe thread. Thanks for leading the way.

https://www.homedepot.com/p/Everbilt...C3EB/205811822
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Old 12-24-2018, 04:17 PM   #30
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Added a new tank drain valve today. As you said 1/2” pipe thread. Thanks for leading the way.

https://www.homedepot.com/p/Everbilt...C3EB/205811822
Very nice, Dave! I’ve had problems in the past when threading copper/brass and PVC together. How many wraps of teflon tape did you use for a tight seal?
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