Went camping two weeks ago and noticed a leak from the black water area. Seemed to be coming from the connection of the pipe to the valve. We made it through the weekend without offending anyone and parked her home. Sunday I decided to investigate. Here is my photo journal.
up on jacks so my fat stomach can fit under. My Easy Up provided some nice shade.
What I started with:
Took off an access panel
and pulled on the pipe a bit. It came out. Seems to have been "fixed" in place with some plumber's putty and not PVC cement. Kind of a good thing I think. I removed the pipe and elbow
Looking up at the valve.
It looks as though someone took about 15 "Johnny Rings" and smeared them all over the joint between the valve and the tank.
I scraped off a lot of the johnny junk.
And had Boy open the garden hose into the toilet so I could see where it was leaking.
So I took the screws out of the valve and dropped it down.
and removed it.
Leaving just the tank flange. (the ABS piping you see is the gray water drain from the kitchen.
NOTE: all of the photos of the underneath of the trailer are taken from the ground facing towards the rear of the trailer.
Here are all the parts I took off.
Now I just need to determine how I wish to proceed. All parts look good. They just need to be cleaned more and put back together properly. I think the discharge pipe got banged somehow along the line and made the valve joint leak. If I re-seat and gasket everything I should be ok.
Speaking of the bang. Any ideas as to how I could protect that elbow any?
I post photos when I get the pats cleaned up better and I start reassembly.