Replacement Drain Valve

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  1. mpking

    mpking Well-Known Member

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    So I snapped the handle off my freshwater tank drain valve.

    Has anyone replaced one of these?
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    I've found direct replacements ( https://www.hannarv.com/P/7429/CamcoDualSizeDrainValve38Or12InchMPTBarbWithoutFlange )
    But has anyone done anything fancy / different that I should look at. I see references from 2010 that it's common for people to replumb them, but nothing with pictures.
     
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    Sneezer Well-Known Member

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    I replaced mine - I think I ordered it from somewhere, I'll need to look. Mine was broken like yours, and the replacement was a direct replacement. I never used the freshwater tank, but figured I should fix it just in case. On my last trip I thought I would check it, and discovered it was leaking a little around the threads. I am going to take it off and put some vinyl tape on it and see if that solves the problem.
     
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    Just unscrewes?
     
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    JPBar Well-Known Member

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    I believe so.
     
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    Eric Lamontagne New Member

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    i had the same issue last year
    i unscrewed it directly out of the tank, went to home depot and go a bigger beefier looking valve,
    reinstalled with some teflon tape and voila!
    better heat resistant valve and easier to use
     
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    Yes, mine just unscrewed. Learn from me and use some Teflon tape on the threads.
     
  7. Raycfe

    Raycfe Waterford Ct.

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    Mine just unscrews. Now is the time to replace it with a barb fitting some vinyl hose and a shut off near the edge of the camper to make it easier to use.
     
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    If you reuse the existing hose, trim 1/2" off before installing.
     

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