Originally Posted by Patandlinda
... After the other day because it is very hot here need to empty my fresh water tank and clean it out . We have the foam underneath . Trying this morning to open water value on tank . It is very hard to move and in a awful place to get to. The values are not too sturdy and will break easy .
Is there some solution to move this value out a little so I can get at it easier to turn on or off ? Also easier to change out if and when it breaks ? Pat
If the valve is screwed into a threaded fitting on the tank, then it can be removed and replaced by a hose fitting (pipe thread to hose barb); then a short hose (reinforced vinyl would be appropriate) can run to a separately mounted valve. You can use a better valve, and locate it in a more convenient place, but you would need to build and attach a mounting bracket, and the run from tank to valve needs to slope consistently downhill to drain the tank properly.