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Old 08-17-2012, 05:46 PM   #1
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Sewer hose container redux

I followed the original thread last month on this topic, and resolved to be extra careful with my sewer hose so as not to break one of the connector prongs. So of course I broke one on our last trip. My local RV store only had the Valterra (made in Mexico) brand that Alf mentioned in the original thread, which has fatter prongs than the Taiwanese original. Staring at it, I got to thinking, there might be another way to solve the problem, so I bought one and picked up a 5/8" rasp grinding bit for my hand drill at Home Depot on my way home. My plan worked: I used the bit to grind two slots into the hose holder cap at the 9 and 3 positions just past the threads, each about 1"x1" and a little over 1/8" deep to accommodate the Valterra's fatter prongs. There is plenty of thickness in the end cap to do this. Now the sturdier connector fits in the tube, and as a bonus, it's impossible for it to slide in any further. End of problem.

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Old 08-17-2012, 06:33 PM   #2
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Re: Sewer hose container redux

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Can you post pictures please!!

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Old 08-17-2012, 08:20 PM   #3
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Re: Sewer hose container redux

Photos, as requested. The rasp bit, and one of the two notches I made for connector prongs.
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Re: Sewer hose container redux

Last photo -- the hose with new connector nested in the notches.

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Re: Sewer hose container redux

Excellent ..... thanks Bruce.

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Re: Sewer hose container redux

Great fix, this will eliminate the string I have tied to the slinky in case it retreats too far into the PVC pipe.
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Re: Sewer hose container redux

Looks great Bruce, I am going to have to do that too.
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Re: Sewer hose container redux

Bruce - great idea. I was just working on the same new connector and had not seen your idea. I looked carefully at the connector and decided I could modify it with my Dremel in a way that should not weaken it. You can see in the picture how I ground off some of the hooks to let it set inside the pipe. I may also steal your idea to let is set in a little deeper.
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