Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 09-30-2012, 06:14 PM   #1
2 Rivet Member
 
Jcashcollect's Avatar
 
1974 31' Sovereign
1978 31' Excella 500
Kelowna , British Columbia
Join Date: May 2011
Posts: 41
Oops i pulled the seal out of my thetford black waste valve. Help.

Hey all. I have 1974 international rear bath. The black waste valve was not closing all the way and leaking. So we decided to fish around with a wire and see if we could remove whatever was blocking the blade from closing all the way... and the seal came out. So now the valve handle works great, but it still leaks a bit because the seal came out with the coat hanger. Any suggestions on the easiest way to fix this? Please don't start with remove the belly pan...

TIA
__________________

__________________
Jcashcollect is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-30-2012, 07:32 PM   #2
Rivet Master
 
1988 32' Excella
Robbinsville , New Jersey
Join Date: May 2012
Posts: 1,010
You could add another valve.
Twist-on Valve - Valterra T58 - Sewer Fittings & Adapters - Camping World
For me that would only be a temporary solution though.
__________________

__________________
Wazbro is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-01-2012, 07:06 AM   #3
Rivet Master
 
1981 31' Excella II
New Market , Alabama
Join Date: Sep 2011
Posts: 5,648
If you can get the valve body apart you can replace the seal. I have a third valve on the hose outlet that I am using till I get a chance to fix my old ones.

Perry
__________________
perryg114 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-01-2012, 07:25 AM   #4
2 Rivet Member
 
scotty4040's Avatar
 
SW , Pennsylvania
Join Date: Jul 2011
Posts: 25
You don't have to remove the belly pan, just the last row of rivets where the metal under the bumper and belly pan meet. Then the bumper, and a few other covers where the drain pipe enters the tank compartments. Then you can remove the 4 large screws to get the valve off and repair or replace. I could not find a rebuild kit for my stainless thetford valve, so I had to buy a new all plastic one.
__________________
scotty4040 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-01-2012, 10:37 AM   #5
2 Rivet Member
 
scotty4040's Avatar
 
SW , Pennsylvania
Join Date: Jul 2011
Posts: 25
Let me know if you'd like some pics pointing out what nerds done, I just did it a few weeks ago.
__________________
scotty4040 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-02-2012, 10:09 AM   #6
2 Rivet Member
 
Jcashcollect's Avatar
 
1974 31' Sovereign
1978 31' Excella 500
Kelowna , British Columbia
Join Date: May 2011
Posts: 41
Quote:
Originally Posted by scotty4040
Let me know if you'd like some pics pointing out what nerds done, I just did it a few weeks ago.
Thanks. I've had it off to repair the grey tank. But have attached and caulked to make it mouse proof so didn't really want to touch it. Thanks for the tips.
__________________

__________________
Jcashcollect is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by




Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 04:59 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

Airstream is a registered trademark of Airstream Inc. All rights reserved. Airstream trademark used under license to Social Knowledge LLC.