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Old 11-27-2020, 10:39 PM   #1
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black sllde valve issue

so I just drained my tanks, was kind of a cold day (upper 40s?) and when I pulled the black tank slide valve open, some black waste sprayed out from where the valve joins the main black line from the tank

uh oh! thankfully I was wearing my heavy duty nasty gloves, but still I need to fix that for the future.

it appeared to leak from right where the valve joined the pipe feeding into it. due to the cold, or perhaps the lack of recent lubrication, the black valve was particularlly hard to pull out, so I might have applied a bit of sideways force to it accidentally. once I had the valve open, it stopped leaking

still thinking I should fix this. I'm assuming there's some sort of seal between the valve piece and the pipe feeding into it? it all looks screwed together...
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Old 11-27-2020, 10:44 PM   #2
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You probably have Bristol valves but the Valterra seals may work. I couldn't find Bristol seals anywhere in the US - made in Canada. *found them - see post #4*
https://www.amazon.com/Valterra-T100.../dp/B0006N5S1C

I replaced the whole Bristol valve with a new Valterra. Not much more and I KNOW I can get seals for it.

3"
https://www.amazon.com/Valterra-T100.../dp/B000BGK22E

1 1/2"
https://www.amazon.com/Valterra-Dump..._t2_B000BGM7LS
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Old 11-27-2020, 10:59 PM   #3
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watching that vid, and wondering if he shouldn't have been applying silicone plumbers grease to both sides of both seals?
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Old 11-27-2020, 11:05 PM   #4
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Wouldn't hurt.

Well, I did a search and found LaSalle Bristol valve seals. The last time I looked was three years ago when I replaced the Bristols.

https://www.amazon.com/LaSalle-Brist.../dp/B007HRMYU8

https://www.amazon.com/LaSalle-Brist...ZM86GPKS2P20GC
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Old 11-28-2020, 12:25 AM   #5
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eh, I just ordered the whole Valtera valve assembly, $18, why not?

I *will* silicone grease it up nice and good before assembly.
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