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Old 02-17-2009, 09:57 PM   #1
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Question Fresh Water Tank outlet leaking

On my fresh water tank under my front couch the out let for the pump on the tank side is leaking! it apears that the treads are damaged and very thin any ideas???
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Old 02-17-2009, 09:58 PM   #2
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how do I figure out how large my holding tank (S) are and if I have just a black tank or if I have grey tank too
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You should not have a grey tank in a 72. If you did you would have a drain valve for each tank. With no grey tank water that is poured down the sink will immediately exit by way of the sewer line connection.

I am going to guess that your black tank is around 12 to 15 gallons is size. An easy and effective way to find out the exact size is to pour water down the toilet and see how many gallons it takes to fill the tank.
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On my fresh water tank under my front couch the out let for the pump on the tank side is leaking! it apears that the treads are damaged and very thin any ideas???
Shermantic,
Would teflon pipe dope or teflon tape work to make the connection more secure. I do not know if you can re-tap threads in a plastic fixture.
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If me dump valve is closed what happens to the grey water?
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Old 02-18-2009, 08:37 AM   #6
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Would teflon pipe dope or teflon tape work to make the connection more secure. I do not know if you can re-tap threads in a plastic fixture.
You could re tap but you would have to go one size larger. say a 1/4 to 5/16 or 3/8.
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On my 67 Tradewind The freshwater tank outlet was a male nipple,1/2 or 3/4 inch. I used a straight plastic threaded coupler and screwed it on to the tank nipple using a plastic two part epoxy as glue/sealer. This gave me a brand new thread to work with. The coupler was larger in diameter than the bottem of the tank. This made the coupler support the tank on that end. I used a piece of 3/8" plywood the size of the tank to shim it up in the air to remove the strain from the nipple. Adios, John
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Problem solved I retaped it and used a brass 1/2 3/8 bushing and alswell
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Old 02-18-2009, 05:01 PM   #9
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your question....
"If me dump valve is closed what happens to the grey water?"

Like in mine, i'm sure, you will now have a rising mess in the shower/tub....unless the dump cap is open.
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If me dump valve is closed what happens to the grey water?
It will go out the dump connection, or at it least at if did on my 68. Makes sure the tank is empty, open the valve and look inside and see it a pipe come into the side on the downstream side of the valve gate. My unit was designed that when the valve was closed waste to black tank grey out the dump valve. If you cap the dump valve and left the black tank valve open the grey water then went into the black tank. Simple and very efficient.

I used a cap with a hose connection, I would connect the hose to run the grey out, If I couldn't dump grey I capped the outlet and let the grey go to the black tank. Didn't hold much but it would keep you from fouling the area you are camping in.
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your question....
"If me dump valve is closed what happens to the grey water?"

Like in mine, i'm sure, you will now have a rising mess in the shower/tub....unless the dump cap is open.
My 72 will flow the grey water out of the dump. The valve only controls blackwater. If I dump greywater I have the blue boy hooked up--or it's on the ground.
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thanks Smokin Camel! Your right
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In my 66 the water does not have access to the black storage. If the cap is on it flows to the path of least resistance....ie., the shower pan floor outlet. I learned the hard way.
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