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Old 05-31-2016, 03:21 PM   #21
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Why not just stuff a wet paper towel or sponge in the drain prior to towing?
My opinion is that the backsplash will knock that out after about two turns.
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Old 05-31-2016, 03:26 PM   #22
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For former Casita owners who had the HEPVO valve, would that same device work for an Escape to do away with the plug? Anyone know if that is feasible?
Perhaps yes.
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Hepvo valves: who has installed these on their Escapes

Although many Escape owners are familiar with these from other trailers, I don't know if many have installed one in an Escape, especially in the shower drain. There have come up in other discussions, but I don't recall any actual installations.

Manufacturer's site: HepvO Waterless Valve

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The installation of a Hepvo valve may be a code issue.
In our area the plumbing code only allows there use in very limited applications . They were allowed for a period of time but from what I was told , for every problem they solved another was created
If the Hepvo valve is accessible it may not be an issue but if concealed in a finished wall it may be a different story.
Venting to the atmosphere is the simplest and most fool proof method IMHO
This would all make sense to me if we were talking about an air admittance valve (a.k.a. "cheater vent")... but the issue of backing up into the shower isn't about venting at all.

A HepvO replaces the trap. While the manufacturer says that it also eliminates the need for an air admittance vent, I don't know how effectively is does that... and the Escape shower has a vent anyway which isn't the problem.

I agree that it would need to remain accessible. It is a mechanical device which will need replacement at some point.
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Old 05-31-2016, 04:22 PM   #23
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Perhaps yes.
Previous discussion:
Hepvo valves: who has installed these on their Escapes

Although many Escape owners are familiar with these from other trailers, I don't know if many have installed one in an Escape, especially in the shower drain. There have come up in other discussions, but I don't recall any actual installations.

Manufacturer's site: HepvO Waterless Valve


This would all make sense to me if we were talking about an air admittance valve (a.k.a. "cheater vent")... but the issue of backing up into the shower isn't about venting at all.

A HepvO replaces the trap. While the manufacturer says that it also eliminates the need for an air admittance vent, I don't know how effectively is does that... and the Escape shower has a vent anyway which isn't the problem.

I agree that it would need to remain accessible. It is a mechanical device which will need replacement at some point.
I agree with your post , The HEPVO valve is listed as a replacement for a P trap and also as allowing air admittance. The issue I was referring too was using the HEPVO without standard venting.
I worked on a project changing a 19th century 6 story warehouse into living quarters. To save money / time they used hepvo valves and air admittance vent valves. It worked for a while but there were issues over time.. One of the advantages of standard venting is that it requires little or no maintenance and has no moving parts.
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Old 05-31-2016, 04:25 PM   #24
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Here are pictures of the drain and plug. It is obvious that the drain is missing the central part that the plug screws into, so we will send these pics to ETI. Probably a trip to ETI get this resolved.
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Old 05-31-2016, 04:38 PM   #25
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Here is the plug with threads...
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Another angle of the plug...
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Old 05-31-2016, 04:42 PM   #27
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Not at our 21 now, and it's parked out if range, but it may be you simply have the wrong basket. Our drain looks same as yours; the center hole is threaded and our basket has a center threaded pin if I remember correctly.
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Old 05-31-2016, 04:51 PM   #28
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Here are pictures of the drain and plug. It is obvious that the drain is missing the central part that the plug screws into, so we will send these pics to ETI. Probably a trip to ETI get this resolved.
It looks like the center piece you need to screw on is missing or broken . I will go look at ours . There was a previous picture showing what you don't have . Pat
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It looks like the center piece you need to screw on is missing or broken . I will go look at ours . There was a previous picture showing what you don't have . Pat
Just went and looked at ours . We have the same basket and you have the top broken off . Don't feel bad the piping under our sink has a crack running the length of plumbing . It hasn't given any problems so I just have left it . It does irritant me when I see it though . You need yours fixed though . Pat
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Thanks to all of you. I will send pics to Reace.
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